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Birds are the most popular group in the animal kingdom. We feed them and tame them and think we know them. And yet they inhabit a world which is really rather mysterious.
David Attenborough

Meaning of "tame" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TAME

Old English tam; related to Old Norse tamr, Old High German zam.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TAME

tame  [teɪm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TAME

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tame is a verb and can also act as an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb tame in English.

WHAT DOES TAME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of tame in the English dictionary

The first definition of tame in the dictionary is changed by man from a naturally wild state into a tractable, domesticated, or cultivated condition. Other definition of tame is not fearful of human contact. Tame is also lacking in spirit or initiative; meek or submissive.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TAME

PRESENT

Present
I tame
you tame
he/she/it tames
we tame
you tame
they tame
Present continuous
I am taming
you are taming
he/she/it is taming
we are taming
you are taming
they are taming
Present perfect
I have tamed
you have tamed
he/she/it has tamed
we have tamed
you have tamed
they have tamed
Present perfect continuous
I have been taming
you have been taming
he/she/it has been taming
we have been taming
you have been taming
they have been taming
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I tamed
you tamed
he/she/it tamed
we tamed
you tamed
they tamed
Past continuous
I was taming
you were taming
he/she/it was taming
we were taming
you were taming
they were taming
Past perfect
I had tamed
you had tamed
he/she/it had tamed
we had tamed
you had tamed
they had tamed
Past perfect continuous
I had been taming
you had been taming
he/she/it had been taming
we had been taming
you had been taming
they had been taming
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will tame
you will tame
he/she/it will tame
we will tame
you will tame
they will tame
Future continuous
I will be taming
you will be taming
he/she/it will be taming
we will be taming
you will be taming
they will be taming
Future perfect
I will have tamed
you will have tamed
he/she/it will have tamed
we will have tamed
you will have tamed
they will have tamed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been taming
you will have been taming
he/she/it will have been taming
we will have been taming
you will have been taming
they will have been taming
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would tame
you would tame
he/she/it would tame
we would tame
you would tame
they would tame
Conditional continuous
I would be taming
you would be taming
he/she/it would be taming
we would be taming
you would be taming
they would be taming
Conditional perfect
I would have tame
you would have tame
he/she/it would have tame
we would have tame
you would have tame
they would have tame
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been taming
you would have been taming
he/she/it would have been taming
we would have been taming
you would have been taming
they would have been taming
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you tame
we let´s tame
you tame
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to tame
Past participle
tamed
Present Participle
taming
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TAME


aim
eɪm
became
bɪˈkeɪm
blame
bleɪm
came
keɪm
claim
kleɪm
dame
deɪm
fame
feɪm
filename
ˈfaɪlˌneɪm
first-name
ˌfɜːstˈneɪm
flame
fleɪm
frame
freɪm
game
ɡeɪm
lame
leɪm
name
neɪm
nickname
ˈnɪkˌneɪm
proclaim
prəˈkleɪm
same
seɪm
shame
ʃeɪm
surname
ˈsɜːˌneɪm
username
ˈjuːzəˌneɪm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TAME

tambour
tamboura
tambourer
tambourin
tambourine
tambourinist
Tambov
tambur
tambura
Tamburlaine
tameability
tameable
tameableness
tamein
tameless
tamelessness
tamely
tameness
tamer

WORDS THAT END LIKE TAME

all the same
be to blame
brand name
domain name
file name
first name
full name
Hall of Fame
in the frame
last name
madame
Notre Dame
perfect game
put to shame
rename
sesame
Suriname
the same
to-name
video game

Synonyms and antonyms of tame in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TAME»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «tame» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of tame

Translation of «tame» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TAME

Find out the translation of tame to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tame from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tame» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

驯服的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

manso
570 millions of speakers

English

tame
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُرَوَّض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прирученный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

obediente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গৃহপালিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

apprivoisé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jinak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zahm
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

飼いならされた
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

길들여진
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tame
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuần
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வழிக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वतन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ehlileştirmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

domestico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oswojony
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ручний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

domestic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εξημερωμένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

mak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tam
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tam
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tame

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TAME»

The term «tame» is very widely used and occupies the 16.841 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TAME» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «tame» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «tame» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tame

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «TAME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tame.
1
Spiro T. Agnew
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
2
David Attenborough
Birds are the most popular group in the animal kingdom. We feed them and tame them and think we know them. And yet they inhabit a world which is really rather mysterious.
3
Abu Bakar Bashir
Today the Western powers and media want to domesticate us like sheep, to keep us tame and domesticated.
4
Zygmunt Bauman
Attempts to tame the wayward and domesticate the riotous, to make the unknowable predictable and enchain the free-roaming - all such things sound the death knell to love.
5
Traci Bingham
My fiance and I had a few problems working through some of the things that he saw me say and do on the 'Surreal Life.' Considering the company that I was in, Ron Jeremy and Trishelle from 'The Real World,' I think I was pretty tame.
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Andrew Denton
If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.
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Sarah Dessen
My books are so tame!
8
Isadora Duncan
You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you.
9
John Eldredge
The early Celtic Christians called the Holy Spirit 'the wild goose.' And the reason why is they knew that you cannot tame him.
10
B. C. Forbes
Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. So would life.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TAME»

Discover the use of tame in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tame and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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To Tame a Highland Warrior
"Born to a clan of warriors of supernatural strength, Gavrael McIllioch had abandoned his name and castle in an effort to escape the dark fate of his ancestors, and watches over ravishing Jillian St. Clair from afar, but when her father ...
Karen Marie Moning, 2009
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Tame the Primitive Brain: 28 Ways in 28 Days to Manage the ...
Useful. Useful. This is neuroscience for the rest of us. Well researched, clear, and insightful, Tame the Primitive Brain is a toolbox of smart ideas that help foster you and me relating to one another effectively.
Mark Bowden, 2013
3
Asymptotic Behaviour of Tame Harmonic Bundles and an ...
The author studies the asymptotic behaviour of tame harmonic bundles.
Takuro Mochizuki
4
If You Tame Me: Understanding Our Connection With Animals
Leslie Irvine's If You Tame Me challenges these entrenched views by demonstrating that our experience of animals and their behavior tells a different story.
Leslie Irvine, 2008
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Tame Topology and O-minimal Structures
The remarkable combinatorial property of o-minimal structures, the Vapnik-Chervonenkis property, is also covered. This book should be of interest to model theorists, analytic geometers and topologists.
Lou Van den Dries, 1998
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Some Tame Gazelle
'It was odd that Harriet should always have been so fond of curates.
Barbara Pym, 2011
7
Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish ...
When bad bosses run amok in companies, nobody wins. This book shows readers how to build positive relationships with even the most out-of-control boss, and still thrive in your job.
Lynn Taylor, 2009
8
Tame Passions of Wilde: The Styles of Manageable Desire
Assigning Wilde a place of honor in a heady company of thinkers drawn from the ranks of philosophy, sociology, economics, psychoanalysis, and contemporary queer theory--Kant, Marx, Simmel, Weber, Freud, Hannah Arendt, Albert O. Hirschman, ...
Jeff Nunokawa, 2009
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Tame, Messy and Wicked Risk Leadership
Mr David Hancock. closer to the higher performers; or attempting to spread the money and time in all and raise the median for the group. The route you are likely to choose will depend less on some scientific evaluation of cause and effect and  ...
Mr David Hancock, 2012
10
How to Tame a Bully
Kids will relate to the familiar situations depicted in the story — being at a new school, making new friends, collaborating on a school project, and bullying.
Nancy Wilcox Richards, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TAME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tame is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tame Impala
But not exactly like this, because that's all hypothetical and Tame Impala are, for all intents and purposes, real. A thing you can hear rather than simply imagine. «The Quietus, Jul 15»
2
Tame Impala's Kevin Parker Is Ready to Jump From Reclusive …
Parker and Tame Impala (which includes keyboardist/guitarists Dominic Simper and Jay Watson, bassist Cam Avery and drummer Julien Barbagallo when the ... «Billboard, Jul 15»
3
Tame Impala: Currents review – one of the year's great heartbreak …
Tame Impala fans would be wise to regard the band's third album not as a Tame Impala album at all, but one by a band called something like Domesticated ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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First Listen: Tame Impala, 'Currents'
Tame Impala's Kevin Parker is a relentless tinkerer: His songs have an impeccable, fussed-over quality, to the point where fussy impeccability could easily seem ... «NPR, Jul 15»
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Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, from psych-rock stoner to disco infiltrator
They may have brought psych rock to the masses, but Tame Impala's new album channels the Bee Gees and Goan beach raves. Their frontman explains why… «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Kevin Parker Opens Up On Tame Impala Missing Money Saga
Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker has opened up to theMusic.com.au regarding the saga that took place last week, which saw BMG make allegations against ... «theMusic, Jun 15»
7
Lawsuit Filed Over Missing Tame Impala Royalties
Tame Impala's previous releases—including 2010's Innerspeaker, 2012's Lonerism—were put out by Modular, an Australian record label. Now, Modular and the ... «Pitchfork Media, Jun 15»
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Puppet versions of Tame Impala star in “'Cause I'm a Man” video …
Just last week, Tame Impala released the computer animated video for their single “'Cause I'm a Man”, and now they're back with a live take. Well, sort of. «Consequence of Sound, May 15»
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Tame Impala on club-friendly new album: 'I realised we'd never seen …
Tame Impala have discussed the sonic shift of their upcoming album, describing the ... "I just realised that I'd never heard Tame Impala played somewhere with a ... «NME.com, May 15»
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11 photos from Tame Impala at Shaky Knees Festival
11 photos from Tame Impala at Shaky Knees Festival ... 10 May: Tame Impala played a headline slot at Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday ... «Gigwise, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Tame [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tame>. Jan 2020 ».
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