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Is lame a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word lame is a Scrabble US word. The word lame is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

L1A1M3E1

Is lame a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word lame is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

L1A1M3E1

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Yes. The word lame is a Words With Friends word. The word lame is worth 8 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Lame

You can make 24 words from 'lame' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'lame'

ALME 6LAME 6
LEAM 6MALE 6
MEAL 6MELA 6

3 letters words from 'lame'

ALE 3AME 5
ELM 5LAM 5
LEA 3MAE 5
MAL 5MEL 5

2 letters words from 'lame'

AE 2AL 2
AM 4EA 2
EL 2EM 4
LA 2MA 4
ME 4 

All 4 letters words made out of lame

lame alme lmae mlae amle male laem alem leam elam aelm ealm lmea mlea lema elma mela emla amel mael aeml eaml meal emal

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word lame. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in lame.

Definitions and meaning of lame

lame

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /leɪm/
  • Rhymes: -eɪm
  • Hyphenation: lame

Etymology 1

From Middle English lame, from Old English lama (lame), from Proto-Germanic *lamaz (lame), from Proto-Indo-European *lem- (to crush; fragile). Akin to German lahm and Dutch lam, Old Norse lami, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian lam, akin to Old Church Slavonic ломити (lomiti, to break).

Adjective

lame (comparative lamer, superlative lamest)

  1. Unable to walk properly because of a problem with one's feet or legs.
  2. Moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect or temporary obstruction of a function.
  3. (by extension) Hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect.
    • a. 1677, Isaac Barrow, Of Industry in General (sermon)
      a lame endeavour
    • c. 1603, William Shakespeare, Othello, Act II scene i[1]:
      O, most lame and impotent conclusion! []
  4. (slang) Unconvincing or unbelievable.
  5. (slang) Failing to be cool, funny, interesting or relevant.
Usage notes

Referring to a person without a disability as “lame” is offensive to many as it suggests a derogatory characterization of the physical condition from which the term was derived.

Synonyms
  • (unable to walk properly because of a problem with one's feet or legs): crippled
  • (moving with difficulty):
  • (by extension, hobbling): hobbling, limping, inefficient, imperfect
  • (slang, unconvincing): weak, unbelievable
  • (slang, failing to be cool, funny, interesting, or relevant): boring, pathetic, uncool, unfunny, uninteresting, irrelevant
Antonyms
  • (unable to walk properly because of a problem with one's feet or legs):
  • (moving with difficulty):
  • (by extension, hobbling): efficient, perfect
  • (slang, unconvincing): convincing, believable
  • (slang, failing to be cool, funny, interesting, or relevant): cool, funny, interesting, relevant
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

lame (third-person singular simple present lames, present participle laming, simple past and past participle lamed)

  1. (transitive) To cause (a person or animal) to become lame.
Translations

Noun

lame (plural lames)

  1. (prison slang) A stupid or undesirable person.
    • 2011, Lil' Kim, Black Friday (song)
      You lames tryna clone my style and run wit it.

Etymology 2

From Middle French lame, from Latin lamina.

Noun

lame (plural lames)

  1. A lamina; a thin layer or plate of material, as in certain kinds of armor.
    • 2013, Paul F Walker, History of Armour 1100-1700, Crowood (→ISBN):
      This rim involved a raised rolled edge on the rerebrace that was inserted into a raised lip on the lower lame of the pauldron. This lip allows the arm to rotate without the need for leather straps and can be clearly seen carved on to the effigy []
    • 2015, Anne Curry, Malcolm Mercer, The Battle of Agincourt, Yale University Press (→ISBN), page 120:
      These pauldrons are generally asymmetrical with the left pauldron wider than the right, which is cut away for the passage of the lance. It would be attached to the shoulder by points through a restored leather tab on the top lame at the apex []
  2. (in the plural) A set of joined overlapping metal plates.
Related terms
  • lamé
  • lamella, lamellar

Etymology 3

Verb

lame (third-person singular simple present lames, present participle laming, simple past and past participle lamed)

  1. (obsolete) (Can we verify(+) this sense?) To shine.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Piers Plowman to this entry?)

References

Anagrams

  • -meal, Elam, Elma, Leam, Lema, Malé, alme, amel, leam, lema, male, meal, mela, mela-

Esperanto

Adverb

lame

  1. lamely

Estonian

Etymology

From lamama +‎ -e.

Adjective

lame (genitive lameda, partitive lamedat)

  1. flat

Declension


French

Etymology

Inherited from Latin lāmina, through the accusative lāminam. Doublet of lamine, a borrowing.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lam/
  • Rhymes: -am
  • Homophone: lames

Noun

lame f (plural lames)

  1. lamina
  2. blade
  3. wave

Related terms

  • lamé m
  • lamer
  • lamellaire
  • lamelle
  • laminer
  • lamineur m

Descendants

  • Italian: lama
  • Persian: لام(lâm, microscope slide)

Further reading

  • “lame” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • mâle, mêla

Friulian

Etymology

Ultimately from Latin lamina. Compare Romansch loma, lama, French lame, Italian and Venetian lama.

Noun

lame f (plural lamis)

  1. blade

German

Etymology

From the English adjective lame.

Adjective

lame

  1. (slang) boring; unimpressive
  2. (slang) unskilled; useless

Declension

This entry needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading

  • “lame” in Duden online

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈla.me/

Noun

lame f

  1. plural of lama

Anagrams

  • alme, male, mela

Mauritian Creole

Etymology

From French main.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [lame]

Noun

lame

  1. hand

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

Adjective

lame

  1. (non-standard since 2012) definite singular of lam
  2. (non-standard since 2012) plural of lam

Etymology 2

Noun

lame m (definite singular lameen, indefinite plural lamear, definite plural lameane)

  1. alternative spelling of lamé

Old French

Noun

lame f (oblique plural lames, nominative singular lame, nominative plural lames)

  1. blade (of a weapon)

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlame]

Noun

lame f

  1. indefinite plural of lamă
  2. indefinite genitive/dative singular of lamă

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlame/, [ˈla.me]

Verb

lame

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of lamer.
    ¡Lame mi culo! — “Lick my asshole!”
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of lamer.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of lamer.
    Lame. — “[He/she/it] licks.”

Swedish

Adjective

lame

  1. absolute definite natural masculine singular of lam.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • disabled in the legs.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)