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Dictionary Definition

lamb

Noun

1 young sheep
2 English essayist (1775-1834) [syn: Charles Lamb, Elia]
3 a person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters)
4 a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child) [syn: dear]
5 the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food v : give birth to a lamb; "the ewe lambed"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

lamb, from Germanic *lamboz-. Cognate with German Lamm, Dutch lam, Swedish and Norwegian lamm, Danish lam.

Pronunciation

  • /læm/
  • Rhymes: -æm

Noun

  1. A young sheep, of up to one year of age.
  2. The flesh of a lamb used as food.
  3. A person who is meek, docile and easily led.

Verb

  1. Of a sheep, to give birth.
  2. In the context of "transitive|or|intransitive": To assist (sheep) to give birth.
    The shepherd was up all night, lambing her young ewes.

Translations

young sheep
flesh of lamb as food
meek person
  • Finnish: lammas

Faroese

Noun

lamb
  1. lamb (both the animal and meat)
  2. (cards, stýrivolt) seven of the chosen cards (trump seven)

Declension

Icelandic

Noun

lamb (l-a-mb-s, l-ö-mb)

Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic *lambaz

Noun

lamb
  1. A lamb, a young sheep.

Declension

Extensive Definition

Lamb most commonly refers to:
Lamb or LAMB may also refer to:
... and in entertainment:

See also

lamb in German: Lamb
lamb in French: Lamb
lamb in Italian: Lamb
lamb in Japanese: ラム
lamb in Polish: Lamb
lamb in Slovenian: Lamb

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

agneau, angel, babe, baby, baby-doll, bairn, bellwether, birdling, breast of lamb, buttercup, calf, catling, cherub, chick, chickabiddy, chickling, chicky, child, child of nature, chit, colt, cub, darling, dear, deary, dogie, doll, dove, duck, duckling, dupe, ewe, ewe lamb, fawn, fledgling, foal, fryer, gigot, gosling, hick, hon, honey, honey bunch, honey child, infant, ingenue, innocent, jambe de mouton, jumbuck, kid, kit, kitten, lambkin, leg of lamb, leg of mutton, litter, little bugger, little fellow, little guy, little innocent, little one, little tad, little tot, lout, love, lover, mere child, mite, mouton, mutton, nest, nestling, newborn babe, nipper, noble savage, oaf, offspring, peewee, pet, petkins, piglet, pigling, polliwog, precious, precious heart, pullet, pup, puppy, ram, rube, saddle of mutton, shaver, sheep, shoat, simple soul, snookums, sugar, sweet, sweetheart, sweetie, sweetkins, sweets, tad, tadpole, teg, tot, tup, unsophisticate, weaner, wee tot, wether, whelp, yeanling, yokel
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