Definitions for lamélæˈmeɪ, lɑ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lameleɪm(adj.)lam•er, lam•est

  1. (adj.)crippled or physically disabled, esp. in the foot or leg so as to cause limping.

  2. being stiff and sore:

    a lame arm from playing tennis.

  3. weak; inadequate:

    a lame excuse.

  4. Slang. square; ineffectual.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  5. (v.t.)to make lame or defective.

Origin of lame:

bef. 900; ME; OE lama, c. OS lamo, OHG lam, ON lami


lameleɪm, læm(n.)

  1. one of a number of overlapping steel plates joined in a suit of armor.

    Category: Heraldry

Origin of lame:

1580–90; < MF < L lāmina; see lamina

la•mélæˈmeɪ, lɑ-(n.)

  1. an ornamental fabric in which metallic threads, as of gold or silver, are woven with silk, wool, rayon, or cotton.

    Category: Textiles

Origin of lamé:

1920–25; < F, =lamelame2+ < L -ātus -ate1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. square, lame(noun)

    someone who doesn't understand what is going on

  2. lame(adj)

    a fabric interwoven with threads of metal

    "she wore a gold lame dress"

  3. feeble, lame(adj)

    pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness

    "a feeble excuse"; "a lame argument"

  4. crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy, game(verb)

    disabled in the feet or legs

    "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"

  5. cripple, lame(verb)

    deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg

    "The accident has crippled her for life"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. lame(adjective)ɪm, læm

    unable to walk well because one leg is damaged or injured

    a lame dog/horse

  2. lameɪm, læm

    (of an excuse or explanation) difficult to believe, not convincing

    a lame excuse for not coming into work

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lame

    moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect, or temporary obstruction of a function; as, a lame leg, arm, or muscle

  2. Lame

    to some degree disabled by reason of the imperfect action of a limb; crippled; as, a lame man

  3. Lame

    hence, hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect

  4. Lame(verb)

    to make lame


  1. LAME

    LAME is a free software codec used to encode/compress audio into the lossy MP3 file format.

Anagrams of lamé

  1. amel, Elam, Elma, leam, lema, male, Malé, meal

Translations for lamé

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


unable to walk properly

He was lame for weeks after his fall.

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