[syn: maimed, mutilated]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Maim \Maim\ (m[=a]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Maimed (m[=a]md);p.
pr. & vb. n. Maiming.] [OE. maimen, OF. mahaignier,
mehaignier, meshaignier, cf. It. magagnare, LL. mahemiare,
mahennare; perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. mac'ha[~n]a to
mutilate, m[=a]c'ha to crowd, press; or cf. OHG. mang[=o]n to
lack, perh. akin to E. mangle to lacerate. Cf. Mayhem.]
1. To deprive of the use of a limb, so as to render a person
in fighting less able either to defend himself or to annoy
By the ancient law of England he that maimed any man
whereby he lost any part of his body, was sentenced
to lose the like part. --Blackstone.
2. To mutilate; to cripple; to injure; to disable; to impair.
My late maimed limbs lack wonted might. --Spenser.
You maimed the jurisdiction of all bishops. --Shak.
Syn: To mutilate; mangle; cripple.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: having a part of the body crippled or disabled [syn:
n 1: people who are wounded; "they had to leave the wounded
where they fell" [syn: wounded, maimed]