Definitions for (verb) tame

Main entry: chasten, tame, subdue

Definition: correct by punishment or discipline


Main entry: tame, domesticate

Definition: make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans

Usage: The horse was domesticated a long time ago; The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog


Main entry: domesticate, domesticise, domesticize, tame, reclaim

Definition: overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable

Usage: He tames lions for the circus; reclaim falcons


Main entry: domesticate, cultivate, tame, naturalise, naturalize

Definition: adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment

Usage: domesticate oats; tame the soil


Main entry: tame, tone down, moderate

Definition: make less strong or intense; soften

Usage: Tone down that aggressive letter; The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements

Definitions for (adjective) tame

Main entry: tame

Definition: flat and uninspiring


Main entry: tame, meek

Definition: very docile

Usage: tame obedience; meek as a mouse- Langston Hughes


Main entry: tame, tamed

Definition: brought from wildness into a domesticated state

Usage: tame animals; fields of tame blueberries


Main entry: tame

Definition: very restrained or quiet

Usage: 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