• Crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless.
  • Not or no longer wild; domesticated

    "They have a tame wildcat."

  • Not exciting

    "For a thriller, that film was really tame."

  • "This party is too tame for me."

  • (mathematics, of a knot) Capable of being represented as a finite closed polygonal chain.
  • (chiefly of animals) Mild and well-behaved; accustomed to human contact

    "The lion was quite tame."


  • (intransitive) to become tame
  • (transitive) to make something tame

    "He tamed the wild horse."

  • (obsolete, Britain, dialect) To broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out.

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