Meaning of lame


Pronunciation: (lām), [key]
— adj., v., n. lam•er, lam•est, lamed, lam•ing,
  1. crippled or physically disabled, esp. in the foot or leg so as to limp or walk with difficulty.
  2. impaired or disabled through defect or injury: a lame arm.
  3. weak; inadequate; unsatisfactory; clumsy: a lame excuse.
  4. out of touch with modern fads or trends; unsophisticated.
  1. to make lame or defective.
  1. a person who is out of touch with modern fads or trends, esp. one who is unsophisticated.


Pronunciation: (lām Fr. lam), [key]
— pl. lames
  1. any of a number of thin, overlapping plates composing a piece of plate armor, as a fauld, tasset, or gauntlet.


Pronunciation: (la-mā' Fr. la-mā'), [key]
— n.
  1. an ornamental fabric in which metallic threads, as of gold or silver, are woven with silk, wool, rayon, or cotton.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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