tame animal


tame animal
A domestic animal; an animal associated with family life or accustomed to live in or near the habitations of men. Commonwealth v Flynn, 285 Mass 136, 188 NE 627, 92 ALR 206.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • tame — I UK [teɪm] / US adjective Word forms tame : adjective tame comparative tamer superlative tamest 1) a tame animal has been trained to stay calm when people are near it, because it is used to being with them 2) something that is tame is slightly… …   English dictionary

  • tame — tame1 [ teım ] adjective 1. ) a tame animal has been trained to stay calm when people are near it, because it is used to being with them ─ opposite WILD 2. ) something that is tame is slightly boring because it is not exciting, interesting,… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tame — [[t]te͟ɪm[/t]] tames, taming, tamed, tamer, tamest 1) ADJ GRADED A tame animal or bird is one that is not afraid of humans. They never became tame; they would run away if you approached them. 2) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that something… …   English dictionary

  • tame — tame1 [teım] adj [: Old English; Origin: tam] 1.) a tame animal or bird is not wild any longer, because it has been trained to live with people ≠ ↑wild ▪ tame elephants 2.) informal dull and disappointing ▪ Most of the criticism has been pretty… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tame — {{11}}tame (adj.) O.E. tom, tam domesticated, docile, from P.Gmc. *tamaz (Cf. O.N. tamr, O.S., O.Fris., M.L.G., M.Du. tam, O.H.G. zam, Ger. zahm tame, Goth. tamjan to tame ), from PIE *deme to constrain, to force, to break (horses) (Cf. Skt.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • tame — [teɪm] adj I 1) a tame animal has been trained not to attack people Ant: wild 2) not exciting, powerful, or dangerous enough tamely adv II verb [T] tame [teɪm] to train an animal not to attack people …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • tame — [tām] adj. tamer, tamest [ME < OE tam < IE * dom , var. of base * dem , to tame, subdue > L domare, Gr daman, to tame] 1. changed from a wild to a domesticated state: said as of animals trained for use by humans or as pets 2. like a… …   English World dictionary

  • Animal roleplay — may be either a non sexual or an erotic sexual role play (when it may also be called petplay, ponyplay, ponyism, kittenplay, or pup play). In its erotic sexual role play form, one or more of the participants takes on the role of a real or… …   Wikipedia

  • tame — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of an animal) not dangerous or frightened of people; domesticated. 2) not exciting, adventurous, or controversial. 3) informal (of a person) willing to cooperate. ► VERB 1) domesticate (an animal). 2) make less powerful and easier …   English terms dictionary

  • Tame Silver Fox — Taxobox name = Tame Silver Fox status = DOM |Two Russian tame foxes from the project. This group has only about one hundred specimens. image width = 230px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Carnivora familia = Canidae… …   Wikipedia


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