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 for lame
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lame \Lame\ (l[=a]m), a. [Compar. Lamer (l[=a]m"[~e]r);
     superl. Lamest.] [OE. lame, AS. lama; akin to D. lam, G.
     lahm, OHG., Dan., & Sw. lam, Icel. lami, Russ. lomate to
     break, lomota rheumatism.]
     1.
        (a) Moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury,
            defect, or temporary obstruction of a function; as, a
            lame leg, arm, or muscle.
        (b) To some degree disabled by reason of the imperfect
            action of a limb; crippled; as, a lame man. "Lame of
            one leg." --Arbuthnot. "Lame in both his feet." --2
            Sam. ix. 13. "He fell, and became lame." --2 Sam. iv.
            4.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Hence, hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect; as, a
        lame answer. "A lame endeavor." --Barrow.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              O, most lame and impotent conclusion! --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Lame duck
        (a) (Stock Exchange), a person who can not fulfill his
            contracts. [Cant]
        (b) An elected politician who is completing a term after
            having been defeated at an election; also, an office
            holder who cannot or chooses not to run again for the
            same office; -- So called from the presumed lack of
            political power of one who is soon to be out of
            office.
        (b) Any office holder who is serving out a term after a
            replacement has been selected.
            [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lame \Lame\ (l[=a]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lamed (l[=a]md); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Laming.]
     To make lame.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           If you happen to let child fall and lame it. --Swift.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lame
      adj 1: pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness; "a feeble
             excuse"; "a lame argument" [syn: feeble, lame]
      2: disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game
         leg" [syn: crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy,
         game]
      n 1: someone who doesn't understand what is going on [syn:
           square, lame]
      2: a fabric interwoven with threads of metal; "she wore a gold
         lame dress"
      v 1: deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg; "The
           accident has crippled her for life" [syn: cripple,
           lame]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  99 Moby Thesaurus words for "lame":
     abortive, awkward, bad, bootless, bugger, burden, castrate,
     castrated, clumsy, cramp, cripple, crippled, cumber, de-energize,
     debilitate, disable, disabled, disenable, drain, emasculate,
     emasculated, embarrass, encumber, enfeeble, enmesh, ensnarl,
     entangle, entoil, entrammel, entrap, entwine, failed, failing,
     feeble, fetter, flimsy, fruitless, futile, game, half-baked, halt,
     halting, hamper, hamstring, hamstrung, handicap, handicapped,
     hobble, hobbled, hobbling, hors de combat, impaired, impede,
     inactivate, incapacitate, incapacitated, ineffective, ineffectual,
     inefficacious, involve, kibosh, lime, limping, lumber, maim,
     maimed, manque, miscarried, miscarrying, net, of no effect, poor,
     press down, put, queer, queer the works, sabotage, saddle with,
     shackle, snarl, spavined, spike, stickit, stillborn, successless,
     tangle, thin, toil, trammel, unconvincing, unfit, unfortunate,
     unsuccessful, useless, weak, weaken, weigh down, wing, wreck
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  LAME
         LAME Ain't an MP3 Encoder (MP3)
         

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