• (by extension) Hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect.
  • (slang) Strangely corny or sweet to an extent.

    "I told him not to bring me flowers, so he brought a bunch of carrots instead. It was lame but it made me smile."

  • Moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect or temporary obstruction of a function.

    "a lame leg, arm or muscle"

  • (slang) Failing to be cool, funny, interesting or relevant.

    "He kept telling these extremely lame jokes all night."

  • Unable to walk properly because of a problem with one's feet or legs.
  • (slang) Unconvincing or unbelievable.

    "He had a really lame excuse for missing the birthday party."


  • (in the plural) A set of joined, overlapping metal plates.
  • A lamina.


  • (transitive) to cause a person or animal to become lame
  • (obsolete) To shine.

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