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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maimverb

    injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation

    "people were maimed by the explosion"


  1. maimverb

    To wound seriously; to cause permanent loss of function of a limb or part of the body.

  2. Etymology: maymen, mahaymen, from maheimer, mahaigner; see mayhem.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Maimnoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Surely there is more cause to fear, least the want thereof be a maim, than the use a blemish. Richard Hooker, b. v.

    Humphry, duke of Glo’ster, scarce himself,
    That bears so shrewd a maim; two pulls at once;
    A lady banish’d, and a limb lopt off? William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    Not so deep a maim,
    As to be cast forth in the common air,
    Have I deserved. William Shakespeare, Rich. II.

    A noble author esteems it to be a maim in history, that the acts of parliament should not be recited. John Hayward.

  2. To MAIMverb

    To deprive of any necessary part; to cripple by loss of a limb.

    Etymology: maitan, Gothick, to cut off; mehaigner, to maim, old French; mehaina, Armorick; mancus, Lat.

    You wrought to be a legate; by which power
    You maim’d the jurisdiction of all bishops. William Shakespeare.

    The multitude wondered when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, and the lame to walk; and they glorified God. Matth. xv. 31.


  1. maim

    Maim refers to the action of injuring or wounding someone severely, often causing permanent damage or disfigurement. It can also be used metaphorically to indicate extreme damage or harm to objects, concepts or situations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maimverb

    to deprive of the use of a limb, so as to render a person on fighting less able either to defend himself or to annoy his adversary

  2. Maimverb

    to mutilate; to cripple; to injure; to disable; to impair

  3. Maim

    the privation of the use of a limb or member of the body, by which one is rendered less able to defend himself or to annoy his adversary

  4. Maim

    the privation of any necessary part; a crippling; mutilation; injury; deprivation of something essential. See Mayhem

  5. Etymology: [OF. mehaing. See Maim, v.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Maim

    mām, n. a bruise: an injury: a lameness: the loss of any essential part.—v.t. to bruise: to disfigure: to injure: to lame or cripple: to render defective.—n. Maim′edness, the state of being maimed or injured. [O. Fr. mehaing, a bruise.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MAIM in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MAIM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of MAIM in a Sentence

  1. Bill Clinton:

    More thought has to be given to the process and transactions and regulations so that we don’t kill or maim what works.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    As Palestinian terrorists continue to murder and maim Israelis, the Obama administration is spreading malicious falsehoods about the attacks.

  3. Jan Kubis:

    Despite their steady losses to pro government forces, the scourge of ISIL continues to kill, maim and displace Iraqi civilians in the thousands and to cause untold suffering.

  4. Valerie Amos:

    The government, armed and terrorist groups continue to kill, maim, rape, torture and take Syria to new lows that seemed unimaginable a few years ago, people have become numb to figures that should, every day, shock our collective conscience.

  5. Valerie Amos:

    The government, armed and terrorist groups, continue to kill, maim, rape, torture and take Syria to new lows that seemed unimaginable a few years ago, we need the numbness to the senseless violence and the apparent apathy to end.

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