Crossword clues for blame
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Blame \Blame\ (bl[=a]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blamed (bl[=a]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Blaming.] [OE. blamen, F. bl[^a]mer, OF. blasmer, fr. L. blasphemare to blaspheme, LL. also to blame, fr. Gr. blasfhmei^n to speak ill, to slander, to blaspheme, fr. bla`sfhmos evil speaking, perh, for blapsi`fhmos; bla`psis injury (fr. bla`ptein to injure) + fh`mh a saying, fr. fa`nai to say. Cf. Blaspheme, and see Fame.]
To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault with; to reproach.
We have none to blame but ourselves.
To bring reproach upon; to blemish. [Obs.]
She . . . blamed her noble blood.
To blame, to be blamed, or deserving blame; in fault; as, the conductor was to blame for the accident.
You were to blame, I must be plain with you.
Blame \Blame\, n. [OE. blame, fr. F. bl[^a]me, OF. blasme, fr. bl[^a]mer, OF. blasmer, to blame. See Blame, v.]
An expression of disapprobation fir something deemed to be wrong; imputation of fault; censure.
Let me bear the blame forever.
--Gen. xiiii. 9.
That which is deserving of censure or disapprobation; culpability; fault; crime; sin.
Holy and without blame before him in love.
--Eph. i. 4.
Hurt; injury. [Obs.]
Syn: Censure; reprehension; condemnation; reproach; fault; sin; crime; wrongdoing.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1200, "find fault with;" c.1300, "lay blame on," from Old French blasmer (12c., Modern French blâmer) "to rebuke, reprimand, condemn, criticize," from Vulgar Latin *blastemare, from Late Latin blasphemare "revile, reproach" (see blaspheme). Replaced Old English witan with long "i." Related: Blamed; blaming.
early 13c., from Old French blasme "blame, reproach; condemnation," a back-formation from blasmer (see blame (v.)).
Etymology 1 n. 1 censure. 2 culpability for something negative or undesirable. 3 responsibility for something meriting censure. Etymology 2
vb. 1 To censure (someone or something); to criticize. 2 (context obsolete English) To bring into disrepute. 3 (context transitive usually followed by "for" English) To assert or consider that someone is the cause of something negative; to place blame, to attribute responsibility (for something negative or for doing something negative).
adj. expletives used informally as intensifiers; "he's a blasted idiot"; "it's a blamed shame"; "a blame cold winter"; "not a blessed dime"; "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; "he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool"; "a deuced idiot"; "tired or his everlasting whimpering"; "an infernal nuisance" [syn: blasted, blamed, blessed, damn, damned, darned, deuced, everlasting, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal]
a reproach for some lapse or misdeed; "he took the blame for it"; "it was a bum rap" [syn: rap]
attribute responsibility to; "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience" [syn: charge]
The Blâme , is a small river in the region of Aquitaine in France. It is long. It flows entirely within the department of Dordogne.
Blame (foaled May 2, 2006) is a retired American champion Thoroughbred racehorse, a winner of nine races in 13 starts including the prestigious Breeders' Cup Classic.
Blame is a bay homebred colt owned by Claiborne Farm in association with Adele B. Dilschneider. He was sired by Claiborne's Arch out of the Seeking the Gold mare Liable (the 2010 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year). He was trained during his racing career by Al Stall Jr. and partnered with veteran jockey Garrett Gomez during his 2010 championship season.
He never finished out of the money in his racing career; along with his nine wins, he finished second twice and third twice. After being retired at the end of 2010, he was sent to stud at Claiborne Farm.
Blame is a 2011 Australian drama thriller film starring Damian De Montemas, Sophie Lowe, Kestie Morassi, Ashley Zukerman, Simon Stone and Mark Leonard Winter. It was directed by first time feature film director, Michael 'Hank' Henry.
The film was released in Australian cinemas on 16 June 2011.
Blame is the act of censuring someone
Blame may also refer to:
- "Blame" (Autumn Hill song)
- "Blame" (Calvin Harris song)
- "Blame" (Collective Soul song)
- "Blame", a song by Soul Coughing from the album El Oso
- Blame (film), 2011 Australian film
- Blame (horse), racehorse
- Blame!, manga
"Blame" is a song recorded by Canadian country music duo Autumn Hill for their second studio album, Anchor (2015). It was released to digital retailers through Wax Records as the album's lead single on March 3, 2015 and officially impacted Canadian country radio on April 23, 2015. "Blame" debuted at number 49 on the Billboard Canada Country airplay chart, and has since become the group's first top-five hit.
"Blame" is a song by Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris from his fourth studio album, Motion (2014). It was released as the album's third single on 5 September 2014. The song features the vocals of English singer John Newman and is included on the deluxe edition of Newman's second studio album, Revolve. Newman's brother James Newman assisted the artists in writing the song, with Harris serving as the producer.
The song received positive reviews from music critics, who complimented its production and Newman's vocals. The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, giving Harris his seventh UK number-one single (and third consecutive) and Newman his third.
"Blame" is the 2002 single recorded by the German group Sono, taken from the album "Solid State," produced by Martin Weiland and Florian Sikorski, with lyrics witten by Weiland and vocals performed by Lennart Solomon. The single was the follow up to their 2000 debut " Keep Control," and like their first single this too also reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart the week of July 13, 2002, where it held that position for only one week. It would also be their final charted single in the United States. In Germany, the single peaked at #65, their best showing on that country's Pop chart.
Usage examples of "blame".
Good reaffirmed her innocence, tried to shift the blame first to both of the other accused women, and then specifically claimed that it was Sarah Osborne who pinched and afflicted the children.
The Allegiancy is tumbling over the brink of disintegration, and trying to blame us.
Our adversaries do not deny that even here there is a system of law and penalty: and surely we cannot in justice blame a dominion which awards to every one his due, where virtue has its honour, and vice comes to its fitting shame, in which there are not merely representations of the gods, but the gods themselves, watchers from above, and--as we read--easily rebutting human reproaches, since they lead all things in order from a beginning to an end, allotting to each human being, as life follows life, a fortune shaped to all that has preceded--the destiny which, to those that do not penetrate it, becomes the matter of boorish insolence upon things divine.
Lee was or was not to blame for this want of accurate information, which would seem, however, to be justly attributable to the War Department at Richmond, rather than to an officer who had been assigned to command only three or four weeks before.
Melton might try to lay the entire blame on Jules, but he was responsible for Boca Raton and wanted this Bently problem wrapped up before he had to answer awkward questions.
It owes that truth to much that is blamed on the Jews, possibly to much that is blameable in the Jews.
Crassus blamed on the worry of having to earn an extra thousand talents to replace what he had spent on making sure he ended up the consul with the best reputation among the people.
Had she blamed Caesar, whom she had known since she married Young Marius twenty-six years before?
No, for the man who kills himself from sheer despair, thus performing upon himself the execution of the sentence he would have deserved at the hands of justice cannot be blamed either by a virtuous philosopher or by a tolerant Christian.
I do get blamed for things of that nature almost as a matter of course.
That Witchfinderhe would have blamed it all on her, said she was a madwoman .
The Blamer feels that nobody cares about him or her, that there is no respect or affection for him, and that people are all indifferent to his needs and feelings.
The Blamer reacts to this with a verbal behavior pattern intended to demonstrate that he or she is in charge, is the boss, is the one with power.
A parent who feels perfectly secure in a position of dominance over a child may choose Blamer Mode deliberately as a way of disciplining that child.
In a Section A the flat Blamer Mode accusation is hidden away as the presupposition.