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- 1 English
- 2 Inari Sami
- 3 Swedish
- Not or no longer wild; domesticated
- They have a tame wildcat.
- (chiefly of animals) Mild and well-behaved; accustomed to human contact
- The lion was quite tame.
- Not exciting
- This party is too tame for me.
- For a thriller, that film was really tame.
- Crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless.
- tame slaves of the laborious plough
- (mathematics, of a knot) Capable of being represented as a finite closed polygonal chain.
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to make something tame
to become tame
- (obsolete, UK, dialect) To broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out.
- In the time of famine he is the Joseph of the country, and keeps the poor from starving. Then he tameth his stacks of corn, which not his covetousness, but providence, hath reserved for time of need.
- absolute definite natural masculine form of tam.