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adj. tam·er, tam·est
1. Brought from wildness into a domesticated or tractable state.
2. Naturally unafraid; not timid: "The sea otter is gentle and relatively tame" (Peter Matthiessen).
3. Submissive; docile; fawning: tame obedience.
4. Insipid; flat: a tame birthday party.
5. Sluggish; languid; inactive: a tame river.
tr.v. tamed, tam·ing, tames
1. To make tame; domesticate: tame a wild horse.
2. To subdue or curb: tamed his explosive anger.
3. To change from an uncontrolled or disorderly to a controlled state: needed some gel to tame his hair.

[Middle English, from Old English tam; see demə- in Indo-European roots.]

tam′a·ble, tame′a·ble adj.
tame′ly adv.
tame′ness n.
tam′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tamed - brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"
manipulable, tractable - easily managed (controlled or taught or molded); "tractable young minds"; "the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler
2.tamed - brought from wildness; "the once inhospitable landscape is now tamed"
tamed, tame - brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"
References in classic literature ?
She went into his service immediately after her acquittal, tamed as she is now.
The Thurians do domesticate the colossal lidi, traversing the great Lidi Plains upon the backs of these gro-tesque and stupendous monsters, and possibly there may also be other, far-distant peoples within the great world, who have tamed others of the wild things of jungle, plain or mountain.
Just been waiting all your life to be tamed and loved, haven't you, old man?
The bird-trap was quite empty, as he had caught nothing, and he had to kill a pied Partridge, which he had tamed for a decoy.
The Kalidahs--beasts with bodies like bears and heads like tigers--had once been fierce and bloodthirsty, but even they were now nearly all tamed, although at times one or another of them would get cross and disagreeable.
Tis said that when The hands of men Tamed this primeval wood, And hoary trees with groans of woe, Like warriors by an unknown foe, Were in their strength subdued, The virgin Earth Gave instant birth To springs that ne'er did flow That in the sun Did rivulets run, And all around rare flowers did blow The wild rose pale Perfumed the gale And the queenly lily adown the dale(Whom the sun and the dew And the winds did woo), With the gourd and the grape luxuriant grew.
Barr added the ending from The Tamer Tamed, set it in the 50s and adorned the set with sexist adverts of the time.
ROSS COUNTY defender Alex Keddie claimed his team-mates tamed "the beast" that is Robbie Keane on their way to making Celtic look like the under-dogs.
The Girl Who Tamed Her Wonder Worm" is a brightly illuminated story about a four-year old girl named Jill who faces her doubts and worries about attending a new playschool and "tames her wonder worm.
After a long period of neglect, John Fletcher's exuberant comedy The Tamer Tamed seems to have come into its own.
Scientists think that dogs--the world's first domesticated, or tamed, animal--originated in Southeast Asia between 15,000 and 40,000 years ago.
It now appears that the first colonizers of Cyprus tamed cats, the French investigators conclude in the April 9 Science.