(noun, adjective, verb)


1. pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness

- a lame argument

Similar word(s): weak, feeble

2. disabled in the feet or legs

Similar word(s): unfit, crippled, game, gimpy, halt, halting

3. (slang) failing to be cool, funny, interesting or relevant.

Sentences with lame as an adjective:

- a lame leg, arm or muscle

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

- He kept telling these extremely lame jokes all night.

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


1. someone who doesn't understand what is going on

Similar word(s): square

Definition categories: person, simple, simpleton

2. a fabric interwoven with threads of metal

- she wore a gold lame dress

Definition categories: man–made, cloth, fabric, material, textile


1. deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg

Similar word(s): cripple

Definition categories: body, maim