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Meaning of LAMB

Pronunciation:  lam, lam

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  young sheep
  2. [n]  the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food
  3. [n]  a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
  4. [n]  a person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters)
  5. [n]  English essayist (1775-1834)
  6. [v]  give birth to a lamb, of ewes

LAMB is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: Charles Lamb, dear, Elia
 See Also: baa-lamb, bear, birth, cut of lamb, deliver, domestic sheep, dupe, essayist, genus Ovis, give birth, have, hog, hogg, hogget, inexperienced person, innocent, lambkin, litterateur, loin of lamb, meat, Ovis, Ovis aries, Persian lamb, teg, victim, young mammal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lamb\ (l[a^]m), n. [AS. lamb; akin to D. & Dan. lam, G. &
    Sw. lamm, OS., Goth., & Icel. lamb.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) The young of the sheep.
    2. Any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb.
    3. A simple, unsophisticated person; in the cant of the Stock
       Exchange, one who ignorantly speculates and is victimized.
    {Lamb of God}, {The Lamb} (Script.), the Jesus Christ, in
       allusion to the paschal lamb.
             The twelve apostles of the Lamb.      --Rev. xxi.
             Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of
             the world.                            --John i. 29.
    {Lamb's lettuce} (Bot.), an annual plant with small obovate
       leaves ({Valerianella olitoria}), often used as a salad;
       corn salad. [Written also {lamb lettuce}.]
    {Lamb's tongue}, a carpenter's plane with a deep narrow bit,
       for making curved grooves. --Knight.
    {Lamb's wool}.
       (a) The wool of a lamb.
       (b) Ale mixed with the pulp of roasted apples; -- probably
           from the resemblance of the pulp of roasted apples to
           lamb's wool. [Obs.] --Goldsmith.
  2. \Lamb\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lambed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To bring forth a lamb or lambs, as sheep.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a lamb in your dream indicates that you will have many companions. Consider also the metaphor "as gentle as a lamb". Lambs are representative of all that is pure and innocent. Dreaming that you are holding a lamb in your arms means that you will rise to a position of wealth through hard work and ethical means.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) Heb. kebes, a male lamb from the first to the third year. Offered daily at the morning and the evening sacrifice (Ex. 29:38-42), on the Sabbath day (Num. 28:9), at the feast of the New Moon (28:11), of Trumpets (29:2), of Tabernacles (13-40), of Pentecost (Lev. 23:18-20), and of the Passover (Ex. 12:5), and on many other occasions (1 Chr. 29:21; 2 Chr. 29:21; Lev. 9:3; 14:10-25).

(2.) Heb. taleh, a young sucking lamb (1 Sam. 7:9; Isa. 65:25). In the symbolical language of Scripture the lamb is the type of meekness and innocence (Isa. 11:6; 65:25; Luke 10:3; John 21:15).

The lamb was a symbol of Christ (Gen. 4:4; Ex. 12:3; 29:38; Isa. 16:1; 53:7; John 1:36; Rev. 13:8).

Christ is called the Lamb of God (John 1:29, 36), as the great sacrifice of which the former sacrifices were only types (Num. 6:12; Lev. 14:12-17; Isa. 53:7; 1 Cor. 5:7).

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: agneau, angel, babe, baby, baby-doll, bairn, bellwether, birdling, breast of lamb, buttercup, calf, catling, cherub, chick, chickabiddy, chickling, chicky, child, child of nature, chit, colt, cub, darling, dear, deary, dogie, doll, dove, duck, duckling, dupe, ewe, ewe lamb, fawn, fledgling, foal, fryer, gigot, gosling, hick, hon, honey, honey bunch, honey child, infant, ingenue, innocent, jambe de mouton, jumbuck, kid, kit, kitten, lambkin, leg of lamb, leg of mutton, litter, little bugger, little fellow, little guy, little innocent, little one, little tad, little tot, lout, love, lover, mere child, mite, mouton, mutton, nest, nestling, newborn babe, nipper, noble savage, oaf, offspring, peewee, pet, petkins, piglet, pigling, polliwog, precious, precious heart, pullet, pup, puppy, ram, rube, saddle of mutton, shaver, sheep, shoat, simple soul, snookums, sugar, sweet, sweetheart, sweetie, sweetkins, sweets, tad, tadpole, teg, tot, tup, unsophisticate, weaner, wee tot, wether, whelp, yeanling, yokel