Lame in Scrabble Dictionary

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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:

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Is lame a Scrabble UK word?

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

L1A1M3E1

Is lame a Words With Friends word?

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 22 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 3ELM 5
LAM 5LEA 3
MAE 5MAL 5
MEL 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.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Barrow
      a lame endeavour
    • c. 1603, William Shakespeare, Othello, Act II scene i[1]:
      O, most lame and impotent conclusion! []
  4. (slang) Unconvincing or unbelievable.
    (He had a really lame excuse for missing the birthday party.)
  5. (slang) Failing to be cool, funny, interesting or relevant.
    (He kept telling these extremely lame jokes all night.)
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.
    • 1877, Anna Sewell, Black Beauty: And if you don't want to lame your horse you must look sharp and get them [stones stuck in hooves] out quickly.
    • 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 6
      Now her soul felt lamed in itself. It was her hope that was struck.
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.
  2. (in the plural) A set of joined overlapping metal plates.
Related terms
  • lamé

Etymology 3

Verb

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

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

References

Anagrams

  • -meal, Elam, Elma, 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

Further reading

  • “lame” in le 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
    Ich wollte nicht sagen, dass das was die machen total lame ist.
    I didn’t want to say that what they are doing is totally lame.

Further reading

  • lame in Duden online

Interlingue

Noun

lame (plural lames)

  1. blade

Italian

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

Old French

Noun

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

  1. blade (of a weapon)

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlame/

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 form of lam.

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