Lamb - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |læm|  American pronunciation of the word lamb
Brit.  |læm|  British pronunciation of the word lamb

noun

- young sheep
- English essayist (1775-1834) (syn: elia)
- a person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters)
- a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child) (syn: dear)
- the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food

verb

- give birth to a lamb

Examples

She's as gentle as a lamb.

...the new guys at football camp were lambs who hardly knew what awaited them...

The ewes will lamb soon.

Ben's asleep now, the little lamb.

The ewes are lambing this week.

Would you like some more leg of lamb?

The lamb bleated as I approached.

Lamb marking consists of three different operations.

Aunt Edie served up a lovely roast leg of lamb for dinner.

A young sheep is a lamb.

The lamb is too young to be weaned from its mother yet.

Put the lamb in the centre of the dish, with the vegetables and herbs around the edge.

Suzie went off to school like a lamb today.

British farmers, particularly those producing lamb, are very worried.

As well be hanged for a sheep as (for) a lamb. посл.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: lamb
he/she/it: lambs
present participle: lambing
past tense: lambed
past participle: lambed
noun
singular: lamb
plural: lambs
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