Lame (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Lamed (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Laming.] To make lame.
If you happen to let child fall and lame
Lame (lām), a.
[Compar. Lamer (?);
superl. Lamest.] [OE. lame, AS.
lama; akin to D. lam, G. lahm,OHG., Dan., & Sw.
lam, Icel. lami, Russ. lomate to break,
lomota rheumatism.] 1. (a)
Moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect, or
temporary obstruction of a function; as, a lame leg, arm, or
muscle. (b) To some degree disabled by
reason of the imperfect action of a limb; crippled; as, a lame
man. "Lame of one leg." Arbuthnot. "Lame
in both his feet." 2 Sam. ix. 13. "He fell, and became
lame." 2 Sam. iv. 4.
2. Hence, hobbling; limping; inefficient;
imperfect. "A lame endeavor." Barrow.
O, most lame and impotent
Lame duck (stock Exchange), a person
who can not fulfill his contracts. [Cant]