Lamb, Charles Lamb, Elia(noun)
English essayist (1775-1834)
a person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters)
a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food
give birth to a lamb
"the ewe lambed"
A young sheep, of up to one year of age.
The flesh of a lamb used as food.
A person who is meek, docile and easily led.
Of a sheep, to give birth.
To assist (sheep) to give birth.
The shepherd was up all night, lambing her young ewes.
Origin: lamb, from lambaz (compare Dutch lam, German Lamm, Swedish lamm), from h₁l̥h₁onbʰos (compare Scottish Gaelic lon ‘elk’, Ancient Greek ‘red deer’), enlargement of . More at elk.
the young of the sheep
any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb
a simple, unsophisticated person; in the cant of the Stock Exchange, one who ignorantly speculates and is victimized
to bring forth a lamb or lambs, as sheep
Origin: [AS. lamb; akin to D. & Dan. lam, G. & Sw. lamm, OS., Goth., & Icel. lamb.]
Lamb is an electronic music duo from Manchester, England, whose music is influenced by trip hop and drum and bass. The duo consists of producer Andy Barlow, who also produces under the pseudonym Hipoptimist, and singer-songwriter Lou Rhodes. They achieved commercial success with two hit singles "Górecki" and "Gabriel".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lam, n. the young of a sheep: the flesh of the young sheep: one innocent and gentle as a lamb: the Saviour of the world.—v.i. to bring forth young, as sheep.—ns. Lamb′-ale, a feast at the time of lamb-shearing; Lamb′kin, Lamb′ling, Lamb′ie (Scot.), a little lamb.—adj. Lamb′-like, like a lamb: gentle.—ns. Lamb′skin, the skin of a lamb dressed with the wool on, for mats, &c.: the skin of a lamb dressed for gloves: a kind of woollen cloth resembling this; Lamb's′-lett′uce (same as Corn-salad); Lamb's′-wool, fine wool: a wholesome old English beverage composed of ale and the pulp of roasted apples, with sugar and spices.—The Lamb, Lamb of God, the Saviour, typified by the paschal lamb. [A.S. lamb; Ger. lamm, Dut. lam.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'lamb' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4329
Rank popularity for the word 'lamb' in Nouns Frequency: #2204
The numerical value of lamb in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of lamb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
One owner of a processing plant told us they export dog skin as lamb skin.
We did receive two kilos of lamb from the U.N .in the summer of 2014, and since then?
What a magnificent accomplishment to be able to stay alive as an innocent lamb in the land of guilty wolves!
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!
A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote. (Misattributed)
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Translations for lamb
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- ягня́, бара́нчыкBelarusian
- xai, anyell, corderCatalan, Valencian
- beránek, jehněčí, jehněCzech
- агнѧ, агньцьOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- oen, [[cig]] [[oen]]Welsh
- Lamm, LammfleischGerman
- αρνί, αμνόςGreek
- ŝafido, ŝafidaĵoEsperanto
- carne de cordero, corderoSpanish
- arkume, bildotsBasque
- lammas, karitsa, karitsanliha, karitsoidaFinnish
- agneau, agnelleFrench
- lammeWestern Frisian
- uaineoil, uanIrish
- feòil-uain, uanScottish Gaelic
- बर्रा, मेमनाHindi
- anak dombaIndonesian
- mutonyunokarno, mutonyunulo, mutonyunino, mutonyunoIdo
- lambakjöt, lambIcelandic
- agnella, agnello, agnellinoItalian
- ラム, 小羊, 子羊, 羊肉Japanese
- ბატკანი, ბატკნის ხორციGeorgian
- بهرخ, گۆشتی بهرخKurdish
- agnus, agnellusLatin
- သိုးသား, သိုးကလေးBurmese
- lam, lamsvlees, lammetje, lammerenDutch
- lammekjøtt, lammekjøtNorwegian Nynorsk
- dibé yázhíNavajo, Navaho
- anhèla, anhèlOccitan
- jagnięcina, jagnię, baranekPolish
- cordeiro, anhoPortuguese
- agnè, tschutRomansh
- mia, miel, mielușel, mioarăRomanian
- а́гнец, ягнёнок, овца́, бара́нина, ове́чка, ягня́тина, бара́шекRussian
- angione, anzoneSardinian
- jagnje, јагње, јагњетина, jagnjetina, janje, јањеSerbo-Croatian
- jahňa, baránokSlovak
- jagnjetina, jágnjeSlovene
- sheleg, qengjAlbanian
- lamm, lammköttSwedish
- پاقلانUyghur, Uighur
- бара́нчик, ягня́Ukrainian
- cừu con, cừu nonVietnamese
- jipülamit, sugajipül, liäm, jijipül, sugajijipül, jipül, jipülil, hijipül, sugahijipül, smajipVolapük
- bedot, agneaWalloon
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