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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. someone who doesn't understand what is going on;
[syn: square, lame]

2. a fabric interwoven with threads of metal;
- Example: "she wore a gold lame dress"


VERB (1)

1. deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg;
- Example: "The accident has crippled her for life"
[syn: cripple, lame]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness;
- Example: "a feeble excuse"
- Example: "a lame argument"
[syn: feeble, lame]

2. disabled in the feet or legs;
- Example: "a crippled soldier"
- Example: "a game leg"
[syn: crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy, game]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lame \Lame\ (l[=a]m), a. [Compar. Lamer (l[=a]m"[~e]r); superl. Lamest.] [OE. lame, AS. lama; akin to D. lam, G. lahm, OHG., Dan., & Sw. lam, Icel. lami, Russ. lomate to break, lomota rheumatism.] 1. (a) Moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect, or temporary obstruction of a function; as, a lame leg, arm, or muscle. (b) To some degree disabled by reason of the imperfect action of a limb; crippled; as, a lame man. "Lame of one leg." --Arbuthnot. "Lame in both his feet." --2 Sam. ix. 13. "He fell, and became lame." --2 Sam. iv. 4. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect; as, a lame answer. "A lame endeavor." --Barrow. [1913 Webster] O, most lame and impotent conclusion! --Shak. [1913 Webster] Lame duck (a) (Stock Exchange), a person who can not fulfill his contracts. [Cant] (b) An elected politician who is completing a term after having been defeated at an election; also, an office holder who cannot or chooses not to run again for the same office; -- So called from the presumed lack of political power of one who is soon to be out of office. (b) Any office holder who is serving out a term after a replacement has been selected. [1913 Webster +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lame \Lame\ (l[=a]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lamed (l[=a]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Laming.] To make lame. [1913 Webster] If you happen to let child fall and lame it. --Swift. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

lame adj 1: pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness; "a feeble excuse"; "a lame argument" [syn: feeble, lame] 2: disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg" [syn: crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy, game] n 1: someone who doesn't understand what is going on [syn: square, lame] 2: a fabric interwoven with threads of metal; "she wore a gold lame dress" v 1: deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg; "The accident has crippled her for life" [syn: cripple, lame]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

99 Moby Thesaurus words for "lame": abortive, awkward, bad, bootless, bugger, burden, castrate, castrated, clumsy, cramp, cripple, crippled, cumber, de-energize, debilitate, disable, disabled, disenable, drain, emasculate, emasculated, embarrass, encumber, enfeeble, enmesh, ensnarl, entangle, entoil, entrammel, entrap, entwine, failed, failing, feeble, fetter, flimsy, fruitless, futile, game, half-baked, halt, halting, hamper, hamstring, hamstrung, handicap, handicapped, hobble, hobbled, hobbling, hors de combat, impaired, impede, inactivate, incapacitate, incapacitated, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, involve, kibosh, lime, limping, lumber, maim, maimed, manque, miscarried, miscarrying, net, of no effect, poor, press down, put, queer, queer the works, sabotage, saddle with, shackle, snarl, spavined, spike, stickit, stillborn, successless, tangle, thin, toil, trammel, unconvincing, unfit, unfortunate, unsuccessful, useless, weak, weaken, weigh down, wing, wreck
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

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