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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tame  \Tame\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  F.  entamer  to  cut  into  to  broach.] 
  To  broach  or  enter  upon  to  taste,  as  a  liquor;  to  divide;  to 
  distribute;  to  deal  out  [Obs.  or  Prov.  Eng.] 
  In  the  time  of  famine  he  is  the  Joseph  of  the  country, 
  and  keeps  the  poor  from  starving.  Then  he  tameth  his 
  stacks  of  corn,  which  not  his  covetousness,  but 
  providence,  hath  reserved  for  time  of  need  --Fuller. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tame  \Tame\,  a.  [Compar.  {Tamer};  superl.  {Tamest}.]  [AS.  tam; 
  akin  to  D.  tam,  G.  zahm,  OHG.  zam,  Dan.  &  Sw  tam,  Icel. 
  tamr,  L.  domare  to  tame,  Gr  ?,  Skr.  dam  to  be  tame,  to  tame, 
  and  perhaps  to  E.  beteem.  [root]61.  Cf  {Adamant},  {Diamond}, 
  {Dame},  {Daunt},  {Indomitable}.] 
  1.  Reduced  from  a  state  of  native  wildness  and  shyness; 
  accustomed  to  man;  domesticated;  domestic;  as  a  tame 
  deer,  a  tame  bird. 
  2.  Crushed;  subdued;  depressed;  spiritless. 
  Tame  slaves  of  the  laborious  plow.  --Roscommon. 
  3.  Deficient  in  spirit  or  animation;  spiritless;  dull;  flat; 
  insipid;  as  a  tame  poem;  tame  scenery. 
  Syn:  Gentle;  mild;  meek.  See  {Gentle}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tame  \Tame\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tamed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Taming}.]  [AS.  tamian,  temian,  akin  to  D.  tammen  temmen,  G. 
  z["a]hmen,  OHG.  zemmen  Icel.  temja,  Goth.  gatamjan  See 
  {Tame},  a.] 
  1.  To  reduce  from  a  wild  to  a  domestic  state;  to  make  gentle 
  and  familiar;  to  reclaim;  to  domesticate;  as  to  tame  a 
  wild  beast. 
  They  had  not  been  tamed  into  submission,  but  baited 
  into  savegeness  and  stubbornness.  --Macaulay. 
  2.  To  subdue;  to  conquer;  to  repress;  as  to  tame  the  pride 
  or  passions  of  youth. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  flat  and  uninspiring 
  2:  very  restrained  or  quiet;  "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"  [ant:  {wild}] 
  3:  brought  from  wildness  into  a  domesticated  state;  "tame 
  animals";  "fields  of  tame  blueberries"  [syn:  {tamed}] 
  [ant:  {wild}] 
  4:  very  docile;  "tame  obedience";  "meek  as  a  mouse"-  Langston 
  Hughes  [syn:  {meek}] 
  v  :  correct  by  punishment  or  discipline  [syn:  {chasten},  {subdue}] 

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