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lame 1

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.
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

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

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


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.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lameness - disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feetlameness - disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
disability of walking - a disability that interferes with or prevents walking
intermittent claudication - lameness due to pain in leg muscles because the blood supply is inadequate; pain subsides with rest
2.lameness - an imperfection or defectiveness; "a stylist noted for the lameness of his plots"
defectiveness, faultiness - the state of being defective
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[ˈleɪmnɪs] N
1. [of person, horse, leg] → cojera f, renquera f
2. (fig) → pobreza f
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[ˈleɪmnɪs] n [person, horse] → boiterie f
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Lähmung f (→ in, of +gen); his lamenesssein Gelähmtsein nt
(fig) (of excuse)Lahmheit f; (of argument)Schwäche f, → mangelnde Überzeugungskraft
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[ˈleɪmnɪs] nzoppia
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(leim) adjective
1. unable to walk properly. He was lame for weeks after his fall.
2. not satisfactory; unacceptable. a lame excuse.
to make unable to walk properly. He was lamed by a bullet in the ankle.
ˈlamely adverb
ˈlameness noun
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References in periodicals archive ?
Signs recorded under chronic form were dropped sole or pumiced sole, elongated toe, lameness on movement (swinging leg lameness), erosive sole as well as separation of the hoof wall, corkscrew rotation of the lateral claw of hind limb and occasionally also in the forelimb, ring formation on the hoof wall and scissor hoof (Fig.