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lamb

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noun \ˈlam\

Simple Definition of lamb

  • : a young sheep

  • : the meat of a lamb

  • : an innocent, weak, or gentle person

Full Definition of lamb

  1. 1 a :  a young sheep; especially :  one that is less than one year old or without permanent teeth b :  the young of various animals (as the smaller antelopes) other than sheep

  2. 2 a :  a gentle or weak person b :  dear, pet c :  a person easily cheated or deceived especially in trading securities

  3. 3 a :  the flesh of a lamb used as food b :  lambskin

lamb·like play \-ˌlīk\ adjective
lamby play \ˈla-mē\ adjective

Examples of lamb

  1. She's as gentle as a lamb.

  2. <the new guys at football camp were lambs who hardly knew what awaited them>



Illustration of lamb

Origin of lamb

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German lamb lamb


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with lamb


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lamb

verb

Simple Definition of lamb

  • of a sheep : to give birth to a lamb

Full Definition of lamb

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to bring forth a lamb

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to bring forth (a lamb)

  5. 2 :  to tend (ewes) at lambing time

lamb·er play \ˈla-mər\ noun

Examples of lamb

  1. The ewes will lamb soon.



1611

First Known Use of lamb

1611


Lamb

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biographical name \ˈlam\

Definition of Lamb

  1. Charles 1775–1834 pseud. Elia \ˈe-lē-ə, commonly ˈē-\ Eng. essayist & critic




Lamb

biographical name

Definition of Lamb

  1. William 1779–1848 2d Viscount Melbourne Eng. statesman




Lamb

biographical name

Definition of Lamb

  1. Willis Eugene 1913–2008 Am. physicist






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