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la·mé

 (lă-mā′)
n.
A shiny fabric woven with metallic threads, often of gold or silver.

[French, spangled, laminated, lamé, from Old French lame, thin metal plate; see lame2.]

lame 1

 (lām)
adj. lam·er, lam·est
1. Disabled so that movement, especially walking, is difficult or impossible: Lame from the accident, he walked with a cane. A lame wing kept the bird from flying.
2. Marked by pain or rigidness: a lame back.
3. Weak or ineffectual: a lame attempt to apologize.
4.
a. Informal Dull or unsatisfactory: That movie was so lame!
b. Slang Socially inappropriate; foolish.
tr.v. lamed, lam·ing, lames
To cause to become lame; cripple.

[Middle English, from Old English lama.]

lame′ly adv.
lame′ness n.

lame 2

 (lām)
n.
A thin metal plate, especially one of the overlapping steel plates in medieval armor.

[French, from Old French, from Latin lāmina, thin plate.]

lame

(leɪm)
adj
1. (Pathology) disabled or crippled in the legs or feet
2. painful or weak: a lame back.
3. weak; unconvincing: a lame excuse.
4. not effective or enthusiastic: a lame try.
5. slang US conventional or uninspiring
vb
(tr) to make lame
[Old English lama; related to Old Norse lami, German lahm]
ˈlamely adv
ˈlameness n

lame

(leɪm)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) one of the overlapping metal plates used in armour after about 1330; splint
[C16: via Old French from Latin lāmina a thin plate, lamina]

lamé

(ˈlɑːmeɪ)
n
(Textiles)
a. a fabric of silk, cotton, or wool interwoven with threads of metal
b. (as modifier): a gold lamé gown.
[from French, from Old French lame gold or silver thread, thin plate, from Latin lāmina thin plate]

lame1

(leɪm)

adj. lam•er, lam•est, adj.
1. crippled or physically disabled, esp. in the foot or leg so as to cause limping.
2. being stiff and sore: a lame arm from playing tennis.
3. weak; inadequate: a lame excuse.
4. Slang. square; ineffectual.
v.t.
5. to make lame or defective.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English lama, c. Old Saxon lamo, Old High German lam, Old Norse lami]
lame′ly, adv.
lame′ness, n.

lame2

(leɪm, læm)

n.
one of a number of overlapping steel plates joined in a suit of armor.
[1580–90; < Middle French < Latin lāmina; see lamina]

la•mé

(læˈmeɪ, lɑ-)

n.
an ornamental fabric in which metallic threads, as of gold or silver, are woven with silk, wool, rayon, or cotton.
[1920–25; < French, =lame lame2 + < Latin -ātus -ate1]

lame

- A material consisting of silk or other yarns interwoven with metallic threads.
See also related terms for silk.

lame


Past participle: lamed
Gerund: laming

Imperative
lame
lame
Present
I lame
you lame
he/she/it lames
we lame
you lame
they lame
Preterite
I lamed
you lamed
he/she/it lamed
we lamed
you lamed
they lamed
Present Continuous
I am laming
you are laming
he/she/it is laming
we are laming
you are laming
they are laming
Present Perfect
I have lamed
you have lamed
he/she/it has lamed
we have lamed
you have lamed
they have lamed
Past Continuous
I was laming
you were laming
he/she/it was laming
we were laming
you were laming
they were laming
Past Perfect
I had lamed
you had lamed
he/she/it had lamed
we had lamed
you had lamed
they had lamed
Future
I will lame
you will lame
he/she/it will lame
we will lame
you will lame
they will lame
Future Perfect
I will have lamed
you will have lamed
he/she/it will have lamed
we will have lamed
you will have lamed
they will have lamed
Future Continuous
I will be laming
you will be laming
he/she/it will be laming
we will be laming
you will be laming
they will be laming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been laming
you have been laming
he/she/it has been laming
we have been laming
you have been laming
they have been laming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been laming
you will have been laming
he/she/it will have been laming
we will have been laming
you will have been laming
they will have been laming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been laming
you had been laming
he/she/it had been laming
we had been laming
you had been laming
they had been laming
Conditional
I would lame
you would lame
he/she/it would lame
we would lame
you would lame
they would lame
Past Conditional
I would have lamed
you would have lamed
he/she/it would have lamed
we would have lamed
you would have lamed
they would have lamed

lamé

A fabric with metallic threads, usually gold or silver, woven into it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lame - someone who doesn't understand what is going on
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
2.lame - a fabric interwoven with threads of metal; "she wore a gold lame dress"
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Verb1.lame - deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg; "The accident has crippled her for life"
maim - injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation; "people were maimed by the explosion"
hamstring - cripple by cutting the hamstring
Adj.1.lame - pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness; "a feeble excuse"; "a lame argument"
weak - wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar"
2.lame - disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"

lame

adjective
1. disabled, handicapped, crippled, limping, defective, hobbling, game, halt (archaic) He had to pull out of the Championships when his horse went lame.
2. unconvincing, poor, pathetic, inadequate, thin, weak, insufficient, feeble, unsatisfactory, flimsy He mumbled some lame excuse about having gone to sleep.
Translations
أعْرَجغَير مَقْبول، غَيْر مُرْضٍكَسِيحٌيَكْسَح، يُصاب بالعَرَج
chromýkulhavýochromitzchromitchabý
blive halthalthaltendelamtynd
nõme
rampatyhmätyperäheikkohuono
šepav
sántasántikálóátlátszóbénanyomorék
halturhelta, gera haltanlélegur, ófullnægjandi
びっこの
다리를 저는
nepatenkinamasnevykęsraišasšlubasšlubumas
klibskroplsnepārliecinošsneveiklssakropļot
krívajúci
šepav
lam
พิการที่ขา
topaltopal etmekzayıfinandırıcı olmayansudan
què

lame

[leɪm]
A. ADJ (lamer (compar) (lamest (superl)))
1. (physically) → cojo
to be lame (permanently) → ser cojo, cojear; (temporarily) → cojear, estar cojo
to go lame [animal] (permanently) → quedar cojo; (temporarily) → empezar a cojear
to be lame in one foot (permanently) → ser cojo de un pie, cojear de un pie; (temporarily) → estar cojo de un pie, cojear de un pie
to be left lamequedarse cojo
2. (= weak) [excuse] → débil, pobre; [attempt] → patético; [joke] → malo; [argument, performance] → flojo, pobre
B. N the lamelos lisiados
C. VTlisiar, dejar lisiado
to be lamedquedar lisiado
D. CPD lame duck N (= person) → caso m perdido
the project was a lame duckel proyecto estaba condenado al fracaso

lamé

[ˈlɑːmeɪ] Nlamé m
gold lamélamé m de oro, lamé m dorado

lame

[ˈleɪm] adj
[person, horse] → boiteux/euse
to be lame [person, horse] → boiter
My pony is lame → Mon poney boîte.
She was lame in one leg → Elle boitait d'une jambe.
to go lame [horse] → se mettre à boiter
(= weak) [excuse, argument, remark] → boiteux/euse; [film, website] → mauvais(e)lame duck
n
(= failure) → canard m boiteux
(US) (= outgoing president, governor) → potiche f
to become a lame duck → en être réduit(e) à jouer les potiches
modif (US) [politician, government] → condamné(e) à jouer les potiches

lame

adj (+er)
lahm; (as result of stroke etc) → gelähmt; to be lame in one legauf einem Bein lahm sein; the animal was lamedas Tier lahmte; the horse went lamedas Pferd fing an zu lahmen
(fig) excuselahm, faul; argumentschwach, wenig überzeugend; it’s pretty lame (US sl) → das ist uncool (inf)
vtlähmen; horselahm machen

lamé

nLamé nt

lame

[leɪm]
1. adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl))) → zoppo/a; (also) (fig) (argument, excuse) → zoppicante
to be lame → zoppicare, essere zoppo/a
to be lame in one foot → esser zoppo da un piede
2. vt (person) → rendere zoppo/a; (horse) → azzoppare

lamé

[ˈlɑːmeɪ] nlamé m inv

lame

(leim) adjective
1. unable to walk properly. He was lame for weeks after his fall.
2. not satisfactory; unacceptable. a lame excuse.
verb
to make unable to walk properly. He was lamed by a bullet in the ankle.
ˈlamely adverb
ˈlameness noun

lame

كَسِيحٌ chromý lam lahm κουτσός cojo rampa boiteux šepav zoppo びっこの 다리를 저는 kreupel lam kulawy aleijado хромой lam พิการที่ขา topal què 跛足的

lame

a. cojo-a, lisiado-a;
v.
to go ___cojear, andar cojeando.

lame

adj cojo
References in classic literature ?
By that time I was going so lame with the pain that at last he saw it, and called out, "Well, here's a go
As for Maggie, this intimation of a possibility she had not thought of before affected her as a new trouble; the bare idea of Tom's being always lame overpowered the assurance that such a misfortune was not likely to befall him, and she clung to him and cried afresh.
He had gone barely half a mile when he met a lame Fox and a blind Cat, walking together like two good friends.
One was a slim and rather lame man in rusty black, and a white neckerchief; another was a stout, burly person, dressed in the same apparel, with a great reddish-black cloth round his neck; a third was a little weazen, drunken-looking body, with a pimply face.
AN ASS feeding in a meadow saw a Wolf approaching to seize him, and immediately pretended to be lame.
Meanwhile Thetis came to the house of Vulcan, imperishable, star-bespangled, fairest of the abodes in heaven, a house of bronze wrought by the lame god's own hands.
I sought him long from place to place, but it was only to-day, when I expected it least, that I came across him, as much irritated with me as ever"-- So saying the tailor went on to relate the story of the lame man and the barber, which has already been told.
For he that cannot possibly mend his own case, will do what he can, to impair another's; except these defects light upon a very brave, and heroical nature, which thinketh to make his natural wants part of his honor; in that it should be said, that an eunuch, or a lame man, did such great matters; affecting the honor of a miracle; as it was in Narses the eunuch, and Agesilaus and Tamberlanes, that were lame men.
The story goes that Sir Leicester paid some who could have spoken out to hold their peace; but it is a lame story, feebly whispering and creeping about, and any brighter spark of life it shows soon dies away.
Just as Partridge had uttered that good and pious doctrine, with which the last chapter concluded, they arrived at another cross-way, when a lame fellow in rags asked them for alms; upon which Partridge gave him a severe rebuke, saying, "Every parish ought to keep their own poor.
And the lame man took up the musical phrase by repeating: "
He had a cow with a calf too, and an old lame horse-twenty-five years of age--and chickens, and pigeons, and two lambs, and many other animals.