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LAME

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lame mean? 

LAME (noun)
  The noun LAME has 2 senses:

1. someone who doesn't understand what is going on
2. a fabric interwoven with threads of metal

  Familiarity information: LAME used as a noun is rare.


LAME (adjective)
  The adjective LAME has 2 senses:

1. pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness
2. disabled in the feet or legs

  Familiarity information: LAME used as an adjective is rare.


LAME (verb)
  The verb LAME has 1 sense:

1. deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg

  Familiarity information: LAME used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LAME (noun)


Sense 1lame [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who doesn't understand what is going on

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

lame; square

Hypernyms ("lame" is a kind of...):

simple; simpleton (a person lacking intelligence or common sense)


Sense 2lame [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fabric interwoven with threads of metal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

she wore a gold lame dress

Hypernyms ("lame" is a kind of...):

cloth; fabric; material; textile (artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers)


LAME (adjective)


Sense 1lame [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness

Synonyms:

feeble; lame

Context examples:

a feeble excuse / a lame argument

Similar:

weak (having little physical or spiritual strength)


Sense 2lame [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disabled in the feet or legs

Synonyms:

halting; halt; gimpy; game; crippled; lame

Context examples:

a crippled soldier / a game leg

Similar:

unfit (not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition)


LAME (verb)


Sense 1lame [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

lame; cripple

Context example:

The accident has crippled her for life

Hypernyms (to "lame" is one way to...):

maim (injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lame"):

hamstring (cripple by cutting the hamstring)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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