[lah-mid, -med] /ˈlɑ mɪd, -mɛd/
the 12th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
adjective, lamer, lamest.
crippled or physically disabled, especially in the foot or leg so as to limp or walk with difficulty.
impaired or disabled through defect or injury:
a lame arm.
weak; inadequate; unsatisfactory; clumsy:
a lame excuse.
Slang. out of touch with modern fads or trends; unsophisticated.
verb (used with object), lamed, laming.
to make lame or defective.
Slang. a person who is out of touch with modern fads or trends, especially one who is unsophisticated.
/ˈlɑːmɪd; Hebrew ˈlamɛd/
the 12th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (ל), transliterated as l Also lamedh (ˈlamɛd)
disabled or crippled in the legs or feet
painful or weak: a lame back
weak; unconvincing: a lame excuse
not effective or enthusiastic: a lame try
(US, slang) conventional or uninspiring
(transitive) to make lame
one of the overlapping metal plates used in armour after about 1330; splint
“silk interwoven with metallic threads,” 1922, from French lame, earlier “thin metal plate (especially in armor), gold wire; blade; wave (of the sea),” from Middle French lame, from Latin lamina, lamna “thin piece or flake of metal.”
Old English lama “crippled, lame; paralytic, weak,” from Proto-Germanic *lamon (cf. Old Norse lami, Dutch and Old Frisian lam, German lahm “lame”), “weak-limbed,” literally “broken,” from PIE root *lem- “to break; broken,” with derivatives meaning “crippled” (cf. Old Church Slavonic lomiti “to break,” Lithuanian luomas “lame”). In Middle English, “crippled in the feet,” but also “crippled in the hands; disabled by disease; maimed.” Sense of “socially awkward” is attested from 1942. Noun meaning “crippled persons collectively” is in late Old English.
“to make lame,” c.1300, from lame (adj.). Related: Lamed; laming.
adj. lam·er, lam·est
v. lamed, lam·ing, lames
To cause to become lame; cripple.
An old-fashioned, conventional person; square: and not worry about anybody naming me a lame/ not have been as quick to judge him as a lame (1950s+ Teenagers fr jazz musicians)
noun 1. an elected official or group of officials, as a legislator, continuing in office during the period between an election defeat and a successor’s assumption of office. 2. a president who is completing a term of office and chooses not to run or is ineligible to run for reelection. 3. a person finishing a […]
noun 1. . noun 1. an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1933, that abolished the December to March session of those Congressmen defeated for reelection in November.
- Lame-duck session
[leym-duhk] /ˈleɪmˈdʌk/ noun 1. (formerly) the December to March session of those members of the U.S. Congress who were defeated for reelection the previous November.
1. variant of before a vowel. 1. a combining form representing lamella, in compound words: lamelliform. combining form 1. indicating lamella or lamellae: lamellibranch