lame

You might describe a limping dog that's lost the use of one of its legs as lame, which means "disabled in a leg or foot."

It's less common than describing injured animals as lame, but you can use this adjective to describe a limping person too. Lame is probably most often used to mean generally weak or pathetic. If your friend threw a Frisbee in your direction and it landed several feet in front of you, you might say, "What a lame throw!"

Primary Meanings of lame

1.
adjv
disabled in the feet or legs
deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg
2.
adj
pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness
3.
n
someone who doesn't understand what is going on
4.
n
a fabric interwoven with threads of metal
Full Definitions of lame
1

adj disabled in the feet or legs

Synonyms:
crippled, game, gimpy, halt, halting
unfit
not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition

v deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg

Synonyms:
cripple
Types:
hamstring
cripple by cutting the hamstring
Type of:
maim
injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation
2

adj pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness

“a lame argument”
Synonyms:
feeble
weak
wanting in physical strength
3

n someone who doesn't understand what is going on

Synonyms:
square
Type of:
simple, simpleton
a person lacking intelligence or common sense
4

n a fabric interwoven with threads of metal

“she wore a gold lame dress”
Type of:
cloth, fabric, material, textile
artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

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