American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A young sheep, especially one that is not yet weaned.
- n. The flesh of a young sheep used as meat.
- n. Lambskin.
- n. A sweet, mild-mannered person; a dear.
- n. One who can be duped or cheated especially in financial matters.
- n. Christianity Jesus.
- v. To give birth to a young sheep.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A young animal of the sheep kind; a young sheep.
- n. A person gentle or innocent as a lamb.
- n. Hence One easily beguiled or fleeced; an inexperienced speculator who is deceived into making losing investments.
- n. Ironically, a ruffian or bully: as, Kirke's lambs (a troop of British soldiers noted for their atrocities in suppressing Monmouth's rebellion in 1685)
- To bring forth young, as sheep.
- n. A young sheep, of up to one year of age.
- n. The flesh of a lamb used as food.
- n. figuratively A person who is meek, docile and easily led.
- v. intransitive Of a sheep, to give birth.
- v. transitive or intransitive To assist (sheep) to give birth.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The young of the sheep.
- n. Any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb.
- n. A simple, unsophisticated person; in the cant of the Stock Exchange, one who ignorantly speculates and is victimized.
- v. To bring forth a lamb or lambs, as sheep.
- n. a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
- v. give birth to a lamb
- n. young sheep
- n. English essayist (1775-1834)
- n. a person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters)
- n. the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food
- Old English lamb, from Proto-Germanic *lambaz (compare Dutch lam, German Lamm, Swedish lamm), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁l̥h₁onbʰos (compare Scottish Gaelic lon ("elk"), Ancient Greek έλαφος (élaphos, "red deer")), enlargement of *h₁elh₁én. More at elk. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Did you ever see such a lamb, such a _lamb_ as he is when he's ill?”
“A little lamb, _lamb_, LAMB, and elaborating that point with anxious gravity, was to receive a practical demonstration of the eternal unfitness of things. ”
“I don't see much difference," retorted Miss Dabstreak, "except that you say it _is_ lamb, and I say it is _lamb_.”
“This part of the lamb is also cut into cubes for kebabs (brochetas) and stews (guisados.)”
“I always want to get the fish, but then I remember how good the lamb is there and I wus out.”
“For the outstanding characteristic of a lamb is his willingness to be led.”
“Of all the legal sacrifices he chooses to allude to the lambs that were offered, not only because a lamb is an emblem of meekness, and”
“Well, Puritan Poultry does not and never has sold lamb and I proceeded to tell this newcomer to Lakeside that lamb is difficult to find at Lakeside except seasonally as in Easter season as an example and I further told him I found that puzzling as lamb is grown extensively in this part of Jalisco but apparently is only popular during certain festive seasons at the lake.”
“The lamb is of the cubed variety, and it is heavily seasoned.”
“The lamb is definitely of high quality, and the yogurt sauce has a great flavor.”
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