1. Zool. The young of the sheep.
2. Any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb.
3. A simple, unsophisticated person; in the cant of the Stock Exchange, one who ignorantly speculates and is victimized.
Lamb of God, The Lamb Script., the Jesus Christ, in allusion to the paschal lamb.
The twelve apostles of the Lamb. --Rev. xxi. 14.
Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. --John i. 29.
-- Lamb's lettuce Bot., an annual plant with small obovate leaves (Valerianella olitoria), often used as a salad; corn salad. [Written also lamb lettuce.]
Lamb's tongue, a carpenter's plane with a deep narrow bit, for making curved grooves. --Knight.
Lamb's wool. (a) The wool of a lamb. (b) Ale mixed with the pulp of roasted apples; -- probably from the resemblance of the pulp of roasted apples to lamb's wool. [Obs.] --Goldsmith.
Lamb v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lambed p. pr. & vb. n. Lambing.] To bring forth a lamb or lambs, as sheep.
n 1: young sheep
2: English essayist (1775-1834) [syn: Charles Lamb, Elia]
3: a person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial
4: a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
5: the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food
v : give birth to a lamb; "the ewe lambed"
(1.) Heb. kebes, a male lamb from the first to the third year.
Offered daily at the morning and the evening sacrifice (Ex.
29:38-42), on the Sabbath day (Num. 28:9), at the feast of the
New Moon (28:11), of Trumpets (29:2), of Tabernacles (13-40), of
Pentecost (Lev. 23:18-20), and of the Passover (Ex. 12:5), and
on many other occasions (1 Chr. 29:21; 2 Chr. 29:21; Lev. 9:3;
(2.) Heb. taleh, a young sucking lamb (1 Sam. 7:9; Isa.
65:25). In the symbolical language of Scripture the lamb is the
type of meekness and innocence (Isa. 11:6; 65:25; Luke 10:3;
The lamb was a symbol of Christ (Gen. 4:4; Ex. 12:3; 29:38;
Isa. 16:1; 53:7; John 1:36; Rev. 13:8).
Christ is called the Lamb of God (John 1:29, 36), as the great
sacrifice of which the former sacrifices were only types (Num.
6:12; Lev. 14:12-17; Isa. 53:7; 1 Cor. 5:7).