Definition for TAME

TAME, a. [Sax. tam; Dan. and D. tam; Sw. tam, tamd; G. zahm. See the verb.]

  1. That has lost its native wildness and shyness; mild; accustomed to man; domestic; as, a tame deer; a tame bird.
  2. Crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless. And you, tame slaves of the laborious plow. Roscommon.
  3. Spiritless; unanimated; as, a tame poem. [Not elegant nor in use.]

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