Associations to the word «Tame»


TAME, adjective. Not or no longer wild; domesticated
TAME, adjective. (chiefly of animals) Mild and well-behaved; accustomed to human contact
TAME, adjective. Not exciting
TAME, adjective. Crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless.
TAME, adjective. (mathematics) (of a knot) Capable of being represented as a finite closed polygonal chain.
TAME, verb. (transitive) to make something tame
TAME, verb. (intransitive) to become tame
TAME, verb. (obsolete) (UK) (dialect) To broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out.

Dictionary definition

TAME, verb. Correct by punishment or discipline.
TAME, verb. Make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements".
TAME, verb. Adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil".
TAME, verb. Overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons".
TAME, verb. Make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans; "The horse was domesticated a long time ago"; "The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog".
TAME, adjective. Flat and uninspiring.
TAME, adjective. Very restrained or quiet; "a tame Christmas party"; "she was one of the tamest and most abject creatures imaginable with no will or power to act but as directed".
TAME, adjective. Brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries".
TAME, adjective. Very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes.

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