lame
I. adjective (lamer; lamest) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English lama; akin to Old High German lam lame, Lithuanian limti to break down Date: before 12th century 1. a. having a body part and especially a limb so disabled as to impair freedom of movement b. marked by stiffness and soreness <
a lame shoulder
>
2. lacking needful or desirable substance ; weak, ineffectual <
a lame excuse
>
3. slang not being in the know ; square 4. a. inferior <
a lame school
>
b. contemptible, nasty <
lame racist jokes
>
lamely adverblameness noun II. transitive verb (lamed; laming) Date: 14th century 1. to make lame ; cripple 2. to make weak or ineffective ; disable III. noun Date: 1959 slang a person who is not in the know ; square IV. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Latin lamina Date: circa 1586 1. a thin plate especially of metal ; lamina 2. plural small overlapping steel plates joined to slide on one another (as in medieval armor)

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  • lame — LAME. s. f. Table de metal fort platte. Lame de cuivre. lame d estain. un arrest, une inscription, une epitaphe gravée sur une lame de cuivre, &c. On appelle aussi, Lames, Certains clinquants d argent ou d or, desquels on couvre quelquefois des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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