- The definition of a lamb is a baby sheep, the meat of sheep, a gentle or sweet person, or someone who is easily fooled because of inexperience.
- A newborn sheep is an example of a lamb.
- The meat traditionally used to make shepherd's pie is an example of lamb.
- An example of a person who is a lamb is someone who is very gentle with a new baby.
- A person who is tricked into giving money to a stranger is an example of someone who is a lamb.
A cute little lamb.
- a young sheep
- the flesh of a young sheep, used as food
- a gentle or innocent person, particularly a child
- a loved person; dear
- a person easily tricked or outwitted, as an inexperienced speculator
Origin of lambMiddle English ; from Old English akin to German lamm (OHG lamb) ; from Indo-European an unverified form lonbhos (; from base an unverified form el-: see elk) from source Gothic lamb
- Lamb, Charles (pen name Elia) 1775-1834; Eng. essayist & critic
- Lamb, Mary (Ann) 1764-1847; Eng. writer: sister of Charles & coauthor with him of Tales from Shakespeare
- Lamb, Willis Eugene 1913-; U.S. physicist
- a. A young sheep, especially one that is not yet weaned.b. The flesh of a young sheep used as meat.c. Lambskin.
- A sweet, mild-mannered person; a dear.
- One who can be duped or cheated especially in financial matters.
- Lamb Christianity Jesus.
intransitive verblambed, lamb·ing, lambs
Origin of lambMiddle English, from Old English.
(plural lambs or lambren)
(third-person singular simple present lambs, present participle lambing, simple past and past participle lambed)
- (intransitive) Of a sheep, to give birth.
- (intransitive) To assist (sheep) to give birth.
- The shepherd was up all night, lambing her young ewes.
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.