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lamb

a young sheep; a person who is gentle or innocent; a person who is easily cheated
Not to be confused with:
lam – a hasty escape; fleeing or hiding from the law: on the lam
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lamb

 (lăm)
n.
1.
a. A young sheep, especially one that is not yet weaned.
b. The flesh of a young sheep used as meat.
c. Lambskin.
2. A sweet, mild-mannered person; a dear.
3. One who can be duped or cheated especially in financial matters.
4. Lamb Christianity Jesus.
intr.v. lambed, lamb·ing, lambs
To give birth to a young sheep.

[Middle English, from Old English.]
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lamb

(læm)
n
1. (Animals) the young of a sheep
2. (Cookery) the meat of a young sheep
3. a person, esp a child, who is innocent, meek, good, etc
4. a person easily deceived
5. like a lamb to the slaughter
a. without resistance
b. innocently
vb
6. (Agriculture) (intr) Also: lamb down (of a ewe) to give birth
7. (Agriculture) (tr; used in the passive) (of a lamb) to be born
8. (Agriculture) (intr) (of a shepherd) to tend the ewes and newborn lambs at lambing time
[Old English lamb, from Germanic; compare German Lamm, Old High German and Old Norse lamb]
ˈlambˌlike adj

Lamb

(læm)
n
(Bible) the Lamb a title given to Christ in the New Testament

Lamb

(læm)
n
1. (Biography) Charles, pen name Elia. 1775–1834, English essayist and critic. He collaborated with his sister Mary on Tales from Shakespeare (1807). His other works include Specimens of English Dramatic Poets (1808) and the largely autobiographical essays collected in Essays of Elia (1823; 1833)
2. (Biography) William. See (2nd Viscount) Melbourne2
3. (Biography) Willis Eugene. 1913–2008, US physicist. He detected the small difference in energy between two states of the hydrogen atom (Lamb shift). Nobel prize for physics 1955
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lamb

(læm)
n.
1. a young sheep.
2. the meat of a young sheep.
3. a person who is gentle or innocent.
4. a person who is easily outsmarted.
5. the Lamb, Christ.
v.i.
6. to give birth to a lamb.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English, c. Old Saxon, Old High German, Old Norse, Gothic lamb]

Lamb

(læm)

n.
1. Charles ( “Elia” ), 1775–1834, English essayist and critic.
2. Willis E(ugene), Jr., born 1913, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1955.
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lamb

  • lamb - In Gothic times, lamb was used for "adult sheep" as well as "baby sheep."
  • rack of lamb - A roast of the rib section of lamb.
  • shepherd's pie - Got its name from the meat it originally contained—lamb or mutton.
  • white meat - The pale meat of poultry, rabbit, or veal; red meat is from beef or lamb.
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sheep

lamb
1. 'sheep'

A sheep is a farm animal with a thick woolly coat. The plural of sheep is sheep.

The farmer has six hundred sheep.
A flock of sheep was grazing on the hill.
2. 'lamb'

A lamb is a young sheep.

The field was full of little lambs.

The meat of a young sheep is called lamb. When it is used with this meaning, lamb is an uncountable noun.

For dinner, we had lamb and potatoes.

The meat of an adult sheep is called mutton, but this meat is less common in Britain and America than lamb. Don't use 'sheep' to refer to the meat of a sheep.

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lamb


Past participle: lambed
Gerund: lambing

Imperative
lamb
lamb
Present
I lamb
you lamb
he/she/it lambs
we lamb
you lamb
they lamb
Preterite
I lambed
you lambed
he/she/it lambed
we lambed
you lambed
they lambed
Present Continuous
I am lambing
you are lambing
he/she/it is lambing
we are lambing
you are lambing
they are lambing
Present Perfect
I have lambed
you have lambed
he/she/it has lambed
we have lambed
you have lambed
they have lambed
Past Continuous
I was lambing
you were lambing
he/she/it was lambing
we were lambing
you were lambing
they were lambing
Past Perfect
I had lambed
you had lambed
he/she/it had lambed
we had lambed
you had lambed
they had lambed
Future
I will lamb
you will lamb
he/she/it will lamb
we will lamb
you will lamb
they will lamb
Future Perfect
I will have lambed
you will have lambed
he/she/it will have lambed
we will have lambed
you will have lambed
they will have lambed
Future Continuous
I will be lambing
you will be lambing
he/she/it will be lambing
we will be lambing
you will be lambing
they will be lambing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lambing
you have been lambing
he/she/it has been lambing
we have been lambing
you have been lambing
they have been lambing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lambing
you will have been lambing
he/she/it will have been lambing
we will have been lambing
you will have been lambing
they will have been lambing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lambing
you had been lambing
he/she/it had been lambing
we had been lambing
you had been lambing
they had been lambing
Conditional
I would lamb
you would lamb
he/she/it would lamb
we would lamb
you would lamb
they would lamb
Past Conditional
I would have lambed
you would have lambed
he/she/it would have lambed
we would have lambed
you would have lambed
they would have lambed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lamb - young sheeplamb - young sheep        
young mammal - any immature mammal
genus Ovis, Ovis - sheep
lambkin - a very young lamb
baa-lamb - child's word for a sheep or lamb
hogget, hog, hogg - a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared
teg - two-year-old sheep
Persian lamb - a karakul lamb
2.lamb - English essayist (1775-1834)Lamb - English essayist (1775-1834)  
3.lamb - a person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters)
dupe, victim - a person who is tricked or swindled
4.lamb - a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
inexperienced person, innocent - a person who lacks knowledge of evil
5.lamb - the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food
domestic sheep, Ovis aries - any of various breeds raised for wool or edible meat or skin
meat - the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
cut of lamb - cut of meat from a lamb
loin of lamb - meat from a loin of lamb
Verb1.lamb - give birth to a lamb; "the ewe lambed"
birth, give birth, bear, deliver, have - cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!"
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lamb

noun
1. A pure, uncorrupted person:
2. A person who is easily deceived or victimized:
Informal: sucker.
Chiefly British: mug.
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Translations
حَمَلحَمْلٌخروفشَخْص وَديعلَحْم الحَمَل
агне
jehnějehněčíandílek
lamlammesteg
tall
karitsalammas
janje
báránydrága kincsem!
lamblambakjötsem er eins og lamb
子羊
어린양
agnus
angelėlisavinėlisavytėėrenaėriena
jēra gaļajēriņšjērsmīļumiņš
baranjagnięjagnięcina
miel
anjelikjahňajahňacina
jagnjejagnjetina
lammlammkött
แกะ
kuzukuzu etikuzu gibi kimse
ягня
thịt cừu

lamb

[læm]
A. N (= animal) → cordero m; (older) → borrego m; (= meat) → (carne f de) cordero m
the Lamb of Godel Cordero de Dios
my poor lamb!¡pobrecito!
he surrendered like a lambno ofreció la menor resistencia
he took it like a lambni siquiera rechistó
to go like a lamb to the slaughterir como borrego al matadero
B. VIparir
C. CPD lamb chop Nchuleta f de cordero
lamb's lettuce Nvaleriana f
lamb's wool N = lambswool
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

lamb

[ˈlæm] n
(= animal) → agneau m
(= meat) → agneau m
roast lamb → rôti d'agneau
leg of lamb → du gigot
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

lamb

n
(= young sheep)Lamm nt
(= meat)Lamm(fleisch) nt
(= person)Engel m; the little lambs (children) → die lieben Kleinen; you poor lamb!du armes Lämmchen!; she took it like a lambsie ertrug es geduldig wie ein Lamm; he followed her like a lamber folgte ihr wie ein Lamm; like a lamb to the slaughterwie das Lamm zur Schlachtbank, wie ein Opferlamm
the Lamb of Goddas Lamm Gottes
vilammen; the lambing seasondie Lammungszeit

lamb

:
lamb chop
nLammkotelett nt
lamblike
adjlammfromm, sanft wie ein Lamm
lambskin
nLammfell nt
lamb’s lettuce
nFeldsalat m
lamb’s tail
n (Bot) → Haselkätzchen nt
lambswool
nLammwolle f
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lamb

[læm]
1. n (animal, meat) → agnello
my poor lamb! → oh, povero tesoro!
he took it like a lamb → ha accettato docilmente
Lamb of God → Agnello di Dio
2. vifigliare, partorire (di pecora)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

lamb

(lӕm) noun
1. a young sheep. The ewe has had three lambs.
2. its flesh eaten as food. a roast leg of lamb.
3. a lovable or gentle person, usually a child.
ˈlambskin noun, adjective
(of) the skin of a lamb with the wool left on it. a lambskin coat.
ˈlambswool (ˈlӕmz-) noun, adjective
(of) a fine type of wool obtained from a lamb. a lambswool sweater.
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lamb

حَمْلٌ jehně lam Lamm αρνί cordero karitsa agneau janje agnello 子羊 어린양 lam lam baran cordeiro ягненок lamm แกะ kuzu thịt cừu 小羊
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

lamb

n. cordero-a, oveja, borrego-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

lamb

n (meat) carne f de cordero, cordero; lamb’s wool lana de oveja
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