adjective, tam·er, tam·est.
verb (used with object), tamed, tam·ing.
verb (used without object), tamed, tam·ing.
Origin of tame
Synonyms for tame
Antonyms for tame
Examples from the Web for untamed
Contemporary Examples of untamed
All you really need for an inspiring commencement address is untamed enthusiasm and a big dream.Chubby Korean Baby Dance, Goat Riding Guy Riding Bike, and More Viral Videos
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June 1, 2014
Feudal families held much of the power in an untamed empire of mercenary armies warring for control of small sections of land.This Week’s Hot Reads: April 8, 2013
G. Clay Whittaker
April 9, 2013
Rule-breaking silhouettes are presented against raw and untamed backgrounds.Gucci by Sunlight
September 19, 2012
Historical Examples of untamed
He seemed to have a wild, shy look, like the offspring of an untamed, animal.The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Even Hagar drew back a pace, hardy as was her untamed spirit.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
Good that these untamed passions should be allowed full sway.The Golden Woman
The poor children there were street waifs and as wild as untamed animals.A Labrador Doctor
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
The effect of all this on an untamed savage can be imagined.Negritos of Zambales
William Allan Reed
Word Origin for tame
Old English tom, tam "domesticated, docile," from Proto-Germanic *tamaz (cf. Old Norse tamr, Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch tam, Old High German zam, German zahm "tame," Gothic tamjan "to tame"), from PIE *deme- "to constrain, to force, to break (horses)" (cf. Sanskrit damayati "tames;" Persian dam "a tame animal;" Greek daman "to tame, subdue," dmetos "tame;" Latin domare "to tame, subdue;" Old Irish damnaim "I tie up, fasten, I tame, subdue"). Possible ulterior connection with PIE *dem- "house, household" (see domestic). Meaning "spiritless, weak, dull" is recorded from c.1600.
early Middle English teme, from Old English temian "make tame" (see tame (adj.)); form altered 14c. by influence of the adjective. Related: Tamed; taming.