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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lame /ˈlem/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 lame /ˈlem/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lame a. [Compar. Lamer superl. Lamest.]
 1. (a) Moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect, or temporary obstruction of a function; as, a lame leg, arm, or muscle. (b) To some degree disabled by reason of the imperfect action of a limb; crippled; as, a lame man. Lame of one leg.” --Arbuthnot. Lame in both his feet.” --2 Sam. ix. 13. “He fell, and became lame.” --2 Sam. iv. 4.
 2. Hence, hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect; as, a lame answer. “A lame endeavor.”
    O, most lame and impotent conclusion!   --Shak.
 Lame duck (a) Stock Exchange, a person who can not fulfill his contracts. [Cant]  (b) An elected politician who is completing a term after having been defeated at an election; also, an office holder who cannot or chooses not to run again for the same office; -- So called from the presumed lack of political power of one who is soon to be out of office. (b) Any office holder who is serving out a term after a replacement has been selected.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lame v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lamed p. pr. & vb. n. Laming.] To make lame.
    If you happen to let child fall and lame it.   --Swift.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness; "a feeble
             excuse"; "a lame argument" [syn: feeble]
      2: (of horses) disabled in the feet or legs [syn: spavined]
      3: disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game
         leg" [syn: crippled, halt, halting, game]
      n 1: someone who doesn't understand what is going on [syn: square]
      2: a fabric interwoven with threads of metal; "she wore a gold
         lame dress"
      v : deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg; "The
          accident has crippled her for life" [syn: cripple]