Meaning of TAME in English

TAME

adj. & v.

adj. 1 (of an animal) domesticated; not wild or shy. 2 insipid; lacking spirit or interest; dull (tame acquiescence). 3 (of a person) amenable and available. 4 US a (of land) cultivated. b (of a plant) produced by cultivation.

v.tr. 1 make tame; domesticate; break in. 2 subdue, curb, humble; break the spirit of. tamely adv. tameness n. tamer n. (also in comb.).

[ OE tam f. Gmc ]

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