tame

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English[edit]

Dogs and sheep were among the first animals to be domesticated.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English tam, from Proto-Germanic *tamaz, from Proto-Indo-European *demh₂-.

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tame (comparative tamer, superlative tamest)

  1. Not or no longer wild; domesticated
    They have a tame wildcat.
  2. (chiefly of animals) Mild and well-behaved; accustomed to human contact
    The lion was quite tame.
  3. Not exciting
    This party is too tame for me.
    For a thriller, that film was really tame.
  4. Crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless.
    • Roscommon
      tame slaves of the laborious plough
  5. (mathematics, of a knot) Capable of being represented as a finite closed polygonal chain.
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tame (third-person singular simple present tames, present participle taming, simple past and past participle tamed)

  1. (transitive) to make something tame
    He tamed the wild horse.
  2. (intransitive) to become tame
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare French entamer (to cut into, to broach).

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tame (third-person singular simple present tames, present participle taming, simple past and past participle tamed)

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

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Inari Sami[edit]

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tame

  1. glue

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tame

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of tam.