Lame - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |leɪm|  American pronunciation of the word lame
Brit.  |leɪm|  British pronunciation of the word lame


- someone who doesn't understand what is going on (syn: square)
- a fabric interwoven with threads of metal
she wore a gold lame dress


- deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg (syn: cripple)


- pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness (syn: feeble)
a lame argument
- disabled in the feet or legs (syn: crippled, game, halt, halting)

Extra examples

The horse had gone lame, and it grew lamer.

The accident left him lame for life.

He offered a lame apology for his actions.

She's nice, but her boyfriend is really lame.

...we were afraid that the horse would be lamed by its horrible fall...

She gave some lame excuse about missing the bus.

A lot of the songs on this album are a bit lame.

The fall left him badly lamed.

...only hard-core fans of teen sex comedies will snicker at this lame attempt...

...made a snort of derision at the lame suggestion...

...a lame comedy about the misadventures of yokels in the big city...

It was a bla movie with lame acting.

That's a lame excuse.

In his capacity as president of the firm, Mr. Lame has supervised and worked on hundreds of investigations.

The President was a lame duck during the end of his second term.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: lame
he/she/it: lames
present participle: laming
past tense: lamed
past participle: lamed
comparative: lamer
superlative: lamest
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