For all your dictionary needs!
Are you looking for Aame, ame, Bame, Blame, Came, Dame, Fame, Flame, Game, Hame, Iame, Jame, Kame, lamed, lase, leme, lime, Mame, Name, Rame, same, Same, Tame, Vame, Wame, Yame, or Zame?
Header of lame


Lame appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Notarise lame females I rat on.
  • Rise, take lame female Kate, sir.
  • Push to me: set lame Maltese moths up.
View more palindromes!

Lame is sometimes a misspelling of lamb.

The word lame is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

Video footage: head lame birds near the gun
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the noun lame

What does lame mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: lames

  1. someone who doesn't understand what is going on
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of lame: square
    • more generic words: simple / simpleton = a person lacking intelligence or common sense
  2. a fabric interwoven with threads of metal
    • example: she wore a gold lame dress
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: cloth / fabric / material / textile = artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

Alternative definition of the noun lame


  1. a lamina
  2. [p] a set of joined, overlapping metal plates

Specialised definition of the noun lame

Glossary of sports / fencing

a metallic vest or jacket that detects valid touches in foil and sabre

Definition of the adjective lame

What does lame mean as an attribute of a noun?

Lame is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: lamer | lamest

  1. pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness
    • example: a lame argument
    • synonym of lame: feeble
    • similar: weak
  2. disabled in the feet or legs

Alternative definition of the adjective lame


  1. unable to walk properly because of a problem with one's feet or legs
  2. moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect or temporary obstruction of a function
    • [context: by extension] hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect.
    • [slang] unconvincing or unbelievable
    • [slang] failing to be cool, funny, interesting or relevant

    Definition of the verb lame

    What does lame mean as a doing word?

    verb - inflections: lamed | laming | lames

    1. deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg
      • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
      • synonym of lame: cripple
      • more generic word: maim = injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation
      • more specific word: hamstring = cripple by cutting the hamstring

    Alternative definition of the verb lame


    1. [transitive] to cause a person or animal to become lame


    Who is Lame?

    lame a.k.a. Iame is a member of the musical group, Sandpeople.


    "Lame" is a musical album of Iame.

    • released in (5 years ago)


    1. Lame a.k.a. Lamé is a type of fabric woven or knit with thin ribbons of metallic yarns, as opposed to guipé, where the ribbons are wrapped around a fibre yarn. It is usually gold or silver in color; sometimes copper lamé is seen. Lamé comes in different varieties, depending on the composition of the other threads in the fabric. Common examples are tissue lamé, hologram lamé and pearl lamé.
    2. LAME is a free software codec used to encode/compress audio into the lossy MP3 file format.
    3. Lame: A lame is a solid piece of sheet metal used as a component of a larger section of plate armor. Multiple lames are riveted together or connected by leather straps or cloth lacing to form an articulated piece of armor that provides flexible protection. The armor worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan used lames in the construction of many of their individual armor parts.
      • also known as Lamé
    4. Lame a.k.a. Lamé: In fencing, a lamé is an electrically conductive jacket worn by foil and sabre fencers in order to define the scoring area. Foil lamés, although traditionally a metallic grey, are becoming more and more popular in an array of colors. In foil, the lamé extends on the torso from the shoulders to the groin area, including the back. In sabre, the lamé covers both arms, the torso from the shoulders to the waist, and the back. Lamés used in higher-level competitions usually have the last name and country of their owner printed in blue across the back. In addition, sabre fencers wear masks that allow them to register head touches, and manchettes, which are conductive glove covers, on their weapon hand. Lamés are wired by use of a body cord to a scoring machine, which allows the other person's weapon to register touches when their blades contact the lamé. Lamés are most commonly made of a polyester jacket, overlain with a thin, interwoven metal, usually steel or copper, which gives them a metallic grayish look.
    5. Lame a.k.a. Lamé is a lunar impact crater located astride the northeast rim of the crater Langrenus, to the east of Mare Fecunditatis. The eastern crater rim appears overlaid by a series of overlapping craters that form an intermittent chain flowing nearly a hundred kilometers to the south. The crater rim protrudes only slightly above the surrounding terrain, but it has a significant rampart where the rim lies within Vendelinus. In the middle of the floor is a slight ridge, forming a central peak.
    6. Lame: A lame is a double-sided blade that is used to slash the tops of bread loaves in artisan baking. A lame is used to score bread just before the bread is placed in the oven. Often the blade's cutting edge will be slightly concave-shaped, which allows users to cut flaps considerably thinner than would be possible with a traditional straight razor.
    7. Lame a.k.a. Pévé Language: Pévé, also Lamé after its chief dialect, is an Afro-Asiatic language of Chad and Cameroon. Zime is a generic name, and Lamé is also used for a dialect of related Ngeté-Herdé.
      • also known as Zime, Ka'do, Kado, Lamé, Ka'do Pevé, Pévé, Peve language

    Phrases with Lame

    1. lame duck
    2. Lame Joke
    3. Lame-Duck

    Printed books with definitions for Lame

    Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

    Google previewThe natural method of teaching the elements of grammar, for the nursery and infant schools (1851)

    by Robert Pemberton (F.R.S.L.)

    Lame is an adjective. Old is an adjective. Easy is an adjective. Dear is an adjective. Delightful is an adjective.

    Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Lame

    Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

    Photos about Lame

    Click on an item to view that photo:


    View more pictures about Lame duck.

    If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
    Small photo of LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN - SEPTEMBER 19, 2017: The Jesus Heals lame man on the stained glass in St Mary Abbot's church on Kensington High Street.Small photo of Woman showing mean sign, lame or loser gesture with L fingers on forehead, grey background.Small photo of Vintage Silverware Setting of fork and spoon on Holiday Gold Lame' Table Place mat with an empty white menu or name card with room or space for your words, design, text or copy. A Vertical flat laySmall photo of Ming Xiaoling Lame with SnowSmall photo of Young lame man sitting in the stadiumSmall photo of Young lame man sitting in the stadiumSmall photo of Young lame man sitting in the stadium More...

    Video language resources about Lame

    Click on an item to play that video:

    View more videos about Lame duck and Lame Joke.

    See also the pronunciation examples of Lame!

    Quotes about Lame

    Venus you are; Mars I am not.
    Juliet you are; Romeo I am not.
    Yet for you my thirst is little not
    Whether I deserve you or not,
    For honey, up from a comb,
    Can taste as much to a lame
    As to one who can climb,
    The lame being not to blame.
    03.04.97 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
    more quotes about lame...

    Scrabble value of L1A1M3E1

    The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

    Anagrams of LAME

    What do you get if you rearrange the letters?

    See also the blanagrams of Lame!

    Share this page


    Go to the usage examples of Lame to see it in context!

    Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
    Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary