Definitions for lamelæˈmeɪ, lɑ-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(adj.)crippled or physically disabled, esp. in the foot or leg so as to cause limping.
being stiff and sore:
a lame arm from playing tennis.
a lame excuse.
Slang. square; ineffectual.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
(v.t.)to make lame or defective.
Origin of lame:
bef. 900; ME; OE lama, c. OS lamo, OHG lam, ON lami
one of a number of overlapping steel plates joined in a suit of armor.
Origin of lame:
1580–90; < MF < L lāmina; see lamina
an ornamental fabric in which metallic threads, as of gold or silver, are woven with silk, wool, rayon, or cotton.
Origin of lamé:
1920–25; < F, =lamelame2+-é < L -ātus -ate1
someone who doesn't understand what is going on
a fabric interwoven with threads of metal
"she wore a gold lame dress"
pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness
"a feeble excuse"; "a lame argument"
crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy, game(verb)
disabled in the feet or legs
"a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"
deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg
"The accident has crippled her for life"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
unable to walk well because one leg is damaged or injured
a lame dog/horse
(of an excuse or explanation) difficult to believe, not convincing
a lame excuse for not coming into work
moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect, or temporary obstruction of a function; as, a lame leg, arm, or muscle
to some degree disabled by reason of the imperfect action of a limb; crippled; as, a lame man
hence, hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect
to make lame
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Translations for lame
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
unable to walk properly
He was lame for weeks after his fall.
- coxoPortuguese (BR)
- halt; haltendeDanish
- 다리를 저는Korean
- šlubas, raišasLithuanian
- klibs; kroplsLatvian
- şchiop; care şchiopăteazăRomanian
- 跛的Chinese (Trad.)
- khập khiễngVietnamese
- 跛的Chinese (Simp.)
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