KJV Dictionary Definition: tame


TAME, a.

1. That has lost its native wildness and shyness; mild; accustomed to man; domestic; as a tame deer; a tame bird.

2. Crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless.

And you, tame slaves of the laborious plow.

3. Spiritless; unanimated; as a tame poem. Not elegant nor in use.

TAME, v.t. L. domo; Heb. to be silent, dumb.

1. To reclaim; to reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle and familiar; as, to tame a wild beast.

2. To civilize; as, to tame the ferocious inhabitants of the forest.

3. To subdue; to conquer; to depress; as, to tame the pride or passions of youth.

4. To subdue; to repress; as wildness or licentiousness.

The tongue can no man tame. James 3.


TA'MED, pp. Reclaimed from wildness; domesticated; made gentle; subdued.


TA'MELY, adv. With unresisting submission; meanly; servilely; without manifesting spirit; as, to submit tamely to oppression; to bear reproach tamely.


TA'MENESS, n. The quality of being tame or gentle; a state of domestication.

1. Unresisting submission; meanness in bearing insults or injuries; want of spirit.


TA'MING, ppr. Reclaiming from a wild state; civilizing; subduing.