Meaning of TAME in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ teɪm ]

( tamer, tamest, tames, taming, tamed)


A tame animal or bird is one that is not afraid of humans.

The deer never became tame; they would run away if you approached them.



If you say that something or someone is tame , you are criticizing them for being weak and uninteresting, rather than forceful or shocking.

Some of today’s political demonstrations look rather tame...

ADJ [ disapproval ]

• tame‧ly

There was no excuse though when Thomas shot tamely wide from eight yards.

ADV : ADV with v


If someone tames a wild animal or bird, they train it not to be afraid of humans and to do what they say.

The Amazons were believed to have been the first to tame horses.

VERB : V n

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