1. [syn: tame, tamed]
2. brought from wildness;
- Example: "the once inhospitable landscape is now tamed"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tame \Tame\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tamed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Taming.] [AS. tamian, temian, akin to D. tammen, temmen, G.
z[aum]hmen, OHG. zemmen, Icel. temja, Goth. gatamjan. See
1. To reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle
and familiar; to reclaim; to domesticate; as, to tame a
They had not been tamed into submission, but baited
into savegeness and stubbornness. --Macaulay.
2. To subdue; to conquer; to repress; as, to tame the pride
or passions of youth.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame
animals"; "fields of tame blueberries" [syn: tame,
tamed] [ant: untamed, wild]
2: brought from wildness; "the once inhospitable landscape is
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
23 Moby Thesaurus words for "tamed":
broken, brought low, chastened, crushed, domesticated, dovelike,
gentle, housebroke, housebroken, humble, humbled, humiliated,
lamblike, made to grovel, meek, mild, pacific, peaceable, quelled,
quiet, reduced, subdued, tame