Definitions for tameteɪm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(adj.)changed from the wild or savage state; domesticated.
docile or submissive.
lacking in excitement; dull:
a very tame party.
rendered useful and manageable:
tame natural resources.
cultivated or improved by cultivation, as a plant or its fruit.
(v.t.)to make tame; domesticate.
to deprive of courage, ardor, or zest.
to deprive of interest or excitement; make dull.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to harness or control, as a source of power.
to cultivate, as land or plants.
Category: Agriculture, Botany
(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
flat and uninspiring
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"
brought from wildness into a domesticated state
"tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"
"tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes
tame, chasten, subdue(verb)
correct by punishment or discipline
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"
domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame(verb)
adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
"domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tame(verb)
overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
"He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"
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
(of an animal) not wild
a tame squirrel
boring or uninteresting compared to sth else
My hometown seemed pretty tame after visiting Austin.
to train an animal to be able to live with humans
the way they used to tame wild horses
to make something tame
He tamed the wild horse.
to become tame
Not or no longer wild; domesticated
They have a tame wildcat.
Mild and well-behaved; accustomed to human contact
The lion was quite tame.
This party is too tame for me.
Capable of being represented as a finite closed polygonal chain.
to broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out
reduced from a state of native wildness and shyness; accustomed to man; domesticated; domestic; as, a tame deer, a tame bird
crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless
deficient in spirit or animation; spiritless; dull; flat; insipid; as, a tame poem; tame scenery
to reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle and familiar; to reclaim; to domesticate; as, to tame a wild beast
to subdue; to conquer; to repress; as, to tame the pride or passions of youth
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.
- domesticadoPortuguese (BR)
- krotký, ochočenýCzech
- ήμερος, εξημερωμένοςGreek
- domesticado; domésticoSpanish
- pitom, pripitomljenCroatian
- domestico, addomesticatoItalian
- pieradināts; piejaucētsLatvian
- krotký, skrotenýSlovak
- เชื่อง (สัตว์)Thai
- 馴服的Chinese (Trad.)
- свійський, ручнийUkrainian
- سدھا ہوا، پالتوUrdu
- được thuần hóaVietnamese
- 驯服的Chinese (Simp.)
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