Definitions of tame

  1. To broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out.
  2. To bring from a wild to a gentle state; subdue; make harmless; as, to tame a wild animal; remove spirit or courage from; make quiet.
  3. To reduce to a domestic state: to make gentle: to reclaim: to civilize.
  4. To subdue; make gentle or obedient; civilise.
  5. To make tame; domesticate; subject; conquer; soften.
  6. correct by punishment or discipline
  7. overcome the wildness of ( an animal); make docile and tractable; " He tames lions for the circus"; " reclaim falcons"
  8. make less strong or intense; soften; " Tone down that aggressive letter"; " The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
  9. To reclaim; to reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle and familiar; to civilize; to subdue.
  10. To reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to civilise; to subdue; to reclaim.
  11. Reduced from a state of native wildness and shyness; accustomed to man; domesticated; domestic; as, a tame deer, a tame bird.
  12. Crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless.
  13. Deficient in spirit or animation; spiritless; dull; flat; insipid; as, a tame poem; tame scenery.
  14. Tamest.
  15. Tameness.
  16. Tamer.
  17. Tamely.
  18. flat and uninspiring
  19. 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"
  20. 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"
  21. To reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle and familiar; to reclaim; to domesticate; as, to tame a wild beast.
  22. To subdue; to conquer; to repress; as, to tame the pride or passions of youth.
  23. Altered from native wildness; made useful to man; subdued; harmless; gentle; lacking in spirit; dull.
  24. Having lost native wildness and shyness: domesticated: gentle: spiritless: without vigor: dull.
  25. Domesticated; gentle; spiritless.
  26. Domesticated; docile; subdued.
  27. Dull; inert.
  28. That has lost its native wildness; domestic; mild; gentle; subdued; spiritless; servile; wanting in vigour; dull.