The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Shame \Shame\, n. [OE. shame, schame, AS. scamu, sceamu; akin to
OS. & OHG. scama, G. scham, Icel. sk["o]mm, shkamm, Sw. &
Dan. skam, D. & G. schande, Goth. skanda shame, skaman sik to
be ashamed; perhaps from a root skam meaning to cover, and
akin to the root (kam) of G. hemd shirt, E. chemise. Cf.
1. A painful sensation excited by a consciousness of guilt or
impropriety, or of having done something which injures
reputation, or of the exposure of that which nature or
modesty prompts us to conceal.
HIde, for shame,
Romans, your grandsires' images,
That blush at their degenerate progeny. --Dryden.
Have you no modesty, no maiden shame? --Shak.
2. Reproach incurred or suffered; dishonor; ignominy;
Ye have borne the shame of the heathen. --Ezek.
Honor and shame from no condition rise. --Pope.
And every woe a tear can claim
Except an erring sister's shame. --Byron.
3. The cause or reason of shame; that which brings reproach,
and degrades a person in the estimation of others;
O C?sar, what a wounding shame is this! --Shak.
Guides who are the shame of religion. --Shak.
4. The parts which modesty requires to be covered; the
private parts. --Isa. xlvii. 3.
For shame! you should be ashamed; shame on you!
To put to shame, to cause to feel shame; to humiliate; to
disgrace. "Let them be driven backward and put to shame
that wish me evil." --Ps. xl. 14.