lamb: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (lam), [key]
— n.
  1. a young sheep.
  2. the meat of a young sheep.
  3. a person who is gentle, meek, innocent, etc.: Their little daughter is such a lamb.
  4. a person who is easily cheated or outsmarted, esp. an inexperienced speculator.
  5. Christ.
  1. to give birth to a lamb.


Pronunciation: (lam), [key]
— n.
  1. (“Elia”), 1775–1834, English essayist and critic.
  2. 1892–1962, U.S. novelist.
  3. 1764–1847, English author who wrote in collaboration with her brother Charles Lamb.
  4. 1779–1848, English statesman: prime minister 1834, 1835–41.
  5. born 1913, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1955.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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