1. [ verb ] deprive of the use of a limb, esp. a leg
Synonyms: cripple

"The accident has crippled her for life"

Related terms: maim hamstring cripple
2. [ adjective ] disabled in the feet or legs
Synonyms: crippled game halting halt

"a crippled soldier" "a game leg"

Related terms: unfit
3. [ adjective ] (of horses) disabled in the feet or legs
Synonyms: spavined
Related terms: unfit
4. [ adjective ] pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness
Synonyms: feeble

"a feeble excuse" "a lame argument"

Related terms: weak
5. [ noun ] someone who doesn't understand what is going on
Synonyms: square
Related terms: simpleton
6. [ noun ] (clothing) a fabric interwoven with threads of metal

"she wore a gold lame dress"

Related terms: fabric
Similar spelling:   Lamey