Definitions for TAMEteɪm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tameteɪm(adj.)tam•er, tam•est

  1. (adj.)changed from the wild or savage state; domesticated.

  2. docile or submissive.

  3. lacking in excitement; dull:

    a very tame party.

  4. spiritless; pusillanimous.

  5. rendered useful and manageable:

    tame natural resources.

  6. cultivated or improved by cultivation, as a plant or its fruit.

  7. (v.t.)to make tame; domesticate.

  8. to deprive of courage, ardor, or zest.

  9. to deprive of interest or excitement; make dull.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  10. to harness or control, as a source of power.

  11. to cultivate, as land or plants.

    Category: Agriculture, Botany

  12. (v.i.)to become tame.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of tame:

bef. 900; ME; OE tam, c. OHG zam,akin to L domāre to tame


Princeton's WordNet

  1. tame(adj)

    flat and uninspiring

  2. tame(adj)

    very restrained or quiet

    "a tame Christmas party"; "she was one of the tamest and most abject creatures imaginable with no will or power to act but as directed"

  3. tame, tamed(adj)

    brought from wildness into a domesticated state

    "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"

  4. meek, tame(verb)

    very docile

    "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes

  5. tame, chasten, subdue(verb)

    correct by punishment or discipline

  6. tone down, moderate, tame(verb)

    make less strong or intense; soften

    "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"

  7. domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame(verb)

    adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment

    "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"

  8. domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tame(verb)

    overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable

    "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"

  9. domesticate, tame(verb)

    make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans

    "The horse was domesticated a long time ago"; "The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tame(adjective)ɪm

    (of an animal) not wild

    a tame squirrel

  2. tameɪm

    boring or uninteresting compared to sth else

    My hometown seemed pretty tame after visiting Austin.

  3. tame(verb)ɪm

    to train an animal to be able to live with humans

    the way they used to tame wild horses


  1. tame(Verb)

    to make something tame

    He tamed the wild horse.

  2. tame(Verb)

    to become tame

  3. tame(Adjective)

    Not or no longer wild; domesticated

    They have a tame wildcat.

  4. tame(Adjective)

    Mild and well-behaved; accustomed to human contact

    The lion was quite tame.

  5. tame(Adjective)

    Not exciting

    This party is too tame for me.

  6. tame(Adjective)

    Capable of being represented as a finite closed polygonal chain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tame(verb)

    to broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out

  2. Tame

    reduced from a state of native wildness and shyness; accustomed to man; domesticated; domestic; as, a tame deer, a tame bird

  3. Tame

    crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless

  4. Tame

    deficient in spirit or animation; spiritless; dull; flat; insipid; as, a tame poem; tame scenery

  5. Tame(adj)

    to reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle and familiar; to reclaim; to domesticate; as, to tame a wild beast

  6. Tame(adj)

    to subdue; to conquer; to repress; as, to tame the pride or passions of youth


  1. TAME

    TAME, is the flag carrier of Ecuador with its headquarters located in Quito, Pichincha. Its largest hub is Mariscal Sucre International Airport. It is the largest airline in Ecuador. The airline was founded on December 17, 1962 as Transportes Aereos Militares Ecuatorianos TAME. One of its objectives is to offer air transport for people and freight services to various cities in Ecuador as well as in two cities in Colombia, Cali and Bogota and one in Panama, Panama City. Moreover, TAME offers charter flights to: Cartagena, San Andres, Punta Cana, Jamaica, Havana, Varadero and Curaçao. Also, the airline works alongside several tour operators: Decameron, Viamerica, Feritur, PGV and Maxitravel. Tame changed its legal status in 2011: It is now a state owned company, but no longer under the administration of the Air Force. The company has expanded its domestic and international routes and renovated its fleet with new models, such as Airbus A330, Airbus A320 and A319, as well as Embraer 170 and 190, with this new fleet TAME covers various routes in Ecuador and at an international level, the airline offers scheduled flights as well as charter flights.

Anagrams of TAME

  1. meat

  2. meta, Meta

  3. team

  4. mate, maté

  5. Maté

Translations for TAME

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of animals) used to living with people; not wild or dangerous

He kept a tame bear as a pet.

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