changed from the wild or savage state; domesticated:a tame bear.
without the savageness or fear of humans normal in wild animals; gentle, fearless, or without shyness, as if domesticated:That lion acts as tame as a house cat.
tractable, docile, or submissive, as a person or the disposition.
lacking in excitement; dull; insipid:a very tame party.
spiritless or pusillanimous.
not to be taken very seriously; without real power or importance; serviceable but harmless:They kept a tame scientist around.
brought into service; rendered useful and manageable; under control, as natural resources or a source of power.
cultivated or improved by cultivation, as a plant or its fruit.
to make tame; domesticate; make tractable.
to deprive of courage, ardor, or zest.
to deprive of interest, excitement, or attractiveness; make dull.
to soften; tone down.
to harness or control; render useful, as a source of power.
Agriculture, Botanyto cultivate, as land or plants.
to become tame.
tame′ly,adv. tame′ness,n. tam′er,n.
bef. 900; (adjective, adjectival) Middle English; Old English tam; cognate with Dutch tam, German zahm, Old Norse tamr; (verb, verbal) Middle English tamen, derivative of the adjective, adjectival; replacing Middle English temen to tame, Old English temian, derivative of tam; cognate with Old Norse temja, Gothic gatamjan; akin to Latin domāre to tame
3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged meek, subdued.