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Definition of Tame

Tame

  1. To broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out.
  2. Reduced from a state of native wildness and shyness; accustomed to man; domesticated; domestic; as, a tame deer, a tame bird.
  3. Crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless.
  4. Deficient in spirit or animation; spiritless; dull; flat; insipid; as, a tame poem; tame scenery.
  5. To reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle and familiar; to reclaim; to domesticate; as, to tame a wild beast.
  6. To subdue; to conquer; to repress; as, to tame the pride or passions of youth.

Tame Quotations

There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die.
William Harvey

Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.
Robert Kennedy

Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. So would life.
B. C. Forbes

Birds are the most popular group in the animal kingdom. We feed them and tame them and think we know them. And yet they inhabit a world which is really rather mysterious.
David Attenborough

If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.
Andrew Denton
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Tame Translations

tame in Dutch is temmen, dresseren, africhten
tame in Finnish is koulia
tame in French is dresser
tame in Spanish is domado, domar, domesticado, manso
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