Meaning of TAME in English


[tame] adj ; tam.est [ME, fr. OE tam; akin to OHG zam tame, L domare to tame, Gk damnanai] (bef. 12c) 1: reduced from a state of native wildness esp. so as to be tractable and useful to humans: domesticated "~ animals"

2: made docile and submissive: subdued

3: lacking spirit, zest, interest, or the capacity to excite: insipid "a ~ campaign" -- adv -- tame.ness n

[2]tame vb tamed ; vt (14c) 1 a: to reduce from a wild to a domestic state b: to subject to cultivation c: to bring under control: harness

2: to deprive of spirit: humble, subdue "the once revolutionary ... party, long since tamed --Times Lit. Supp."

3: to tone down: soften "tamed the language in the play" ~ vi: to become tame -- or adj -- n

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