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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
pork/lamb chop
▪ a grilled pork/lamb chop
▪ That evening I repeat the experiment with a little lamb.
▪ The little lamb was curled on top of the arched stone, its small snout poking aggressively into the air.
▪ However, you may have noticed that the new season lamb is on offer almost throughout the year.
▪ I suppose that if we include New Zealand, we can claim to have new season lamb practically all year long.
▪ My view is that most new season lamb is not worthy of the name.
▪ Whenever he discovered a half-dead new lamb, he brought the creature into the hut.
▪ The new jolly lambs Are pleased with their nursery.
▪ There was foie gras and lobster-but also fine roast lamb with apple pie.
▪ A house up the road, Sunday afternoon about 1958, plates of roast lamb offered.
▪ The roast fillet of lamb with herb crust to follow is a classic dish, presented by Clayton with great finesse.
▪ His recipe for roast lamb triumphed in the regional heats and he hopes it will be picked again next month.
▪ Except that he ate venison and roast lamb, and drank milk laced with honey, or hot mead fragrant with herbs.
▪ They consumed avocado pears followed by roast lamb followed by a fruit salad and assorted cheeses.
▪ One sacrificial lamb has been offered.
▪ Needless to say it has so far proved difficult to find any sacrificial lambs among the building trade.
▪ From his self-proclaimed position as guardian of the rightwing flock, he has become a sacrificial lamb.
▪ Apart from the inevitable sausages, there were numerous chicken pieces, lamb chops and cubed steak on skewers.
▪ Faith has asked for two high quality lamb chops and steak.
▪ I collapse over my lamb chops and have to be put to bed.
▪ I cradled the bottom of the paper bag containing my lamb chops.
▪ It's easy to see the fat on a lamb chop - and easy to cut it off.
▪ Sometime between the lamb chops and the chocolate mousse, Maestro Domingo presented his illustrious cast.
▪ I fooled around with a lamb chop for a while, but decided I wasn't really very hungry after all.
▪ Then I went up to the store and bought lamb chops for dinner.
▪ However, much younger and very tender spring lamb traditionally comes into the shops for the Easter weekend.
▪ Lamb may be baby lamb, spring lamb, and lamb.
▪ Numerous new buyers in attendance resulting in a sharp demand for spring lambs.
▪ There was a choice of vegetarian lasagne or lamb stew with baked potatoes, sweet corn and garlic bread.
I/you might as well be hanged for a sheep as (for) a lamb
a rack of lamb/pork
▪ The waiter lifted the salver to reveal a rack of lamb surrounded by courgettes and tiny new potatoes.
mutton dressed as lamb
saddle of lamb/hare/venison
▪ He is particularly fond of hot beetroot, recommending it as an accompaniment to roast saddle of hare - a delicious combination.
lamb stew
▪ In spite of his bad temper, Norman can sometimes be a lamb.
▪ Akiko, the minister cried, the sins of the body will be washed away by the blood of the lamb.
▪ Classifications of sheep are lamb, yearling mutton, and mutton.
▪ Eild ewes are those which are not in lamb.
▪ The traditional filling is a spicy mixture of minced lamb or beef, tomato and onion.
▪ There were 810 breeding ewes, ewe lambs, and rams on offer.
▪ To decide to buy hamburger instead of sirloin steak, or leg of lamb, or shrimp is not easy either.
a rack of lamb/pork
▪ The waiter lifted the salver to reveal a rack of lamb surrounded by courgettes and tiny new potatoes.
mutton dressed as lamb
saddle of lamb/hare/venison
▪ He is particularly fond of hot beetroot, recommending it as an accompaniment to roast saddle of hare - a delicious combination.
▪ In April, the demands on farm labour peaked with lambing often coinciding with other spring work.
▪ Many flocks were now lambing twice per year.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Lamb \Lamb\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lambed; p. pr. & vb. n. Lambing.] To bring forth a lamb or lambs, as sheep.


Lamb \Lamb\, 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. 1

  4. 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.

    1. The wool of a lamb.

    2. Ale mixed with the pulp of roasted apples; -- probably from the resemblance of the pulp of roasted apples to lamb's wool. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English lamb "lamb," from Proto-Germanic *lambaz (cognates: Old Norse, Old Frisian, Gothic lamb, Middle Dutch, Dutch lam, Middle High German lamp, German Lamm "lamb"). Common to the Germanic languages, but with no certain cognates outside them. Old English plural was lomberu. Applied to persons (especially young Church members, gentle souls, etc.) from late Old English. Also sometimes used ironically for cruel or rough characters (such as Kirke's Lambs in wars of 1684-86). Lamb's-wool (adj.) is from 1550s.


n. 1 A young sheep. 2 The flesh of a lamb or sheep used as food. 3 (context figuratively English) A person who is meek, docile and easily led. 4 A simple, unsophisticated person. 5 (context finance slang English) One who ignorantly speculates on the stock exchange and is victimized. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) Of a sheep, to give birth. 2 (context transitive or intransitive English) To assist (sheep) to give birth.


v. give birth to a lamb; "the ewe lambed"

  1. n. young sheep

  2. English essayist (1775-1834) [syn: Charles Lamb, Elia]

  3. a person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters)

  4. a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child) [syn: dear]

  5. the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food

Lamb -- U.S. County in Texas
Population (2000): 14709
Housing Units (2000): 6294
Land area (2000): 1016.212703 sq. miles (2631.978707 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 1.517990 sq. miles (3.931575 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1017.730693 sq. miles (2635.910282 sq. km)
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 34.057561 N, 102.357212 W
Lamb, TX
Lamb County
Lamb County, TX

LaMB is a 2009 Singaporean-Japanese animated film directed by Ryosuke Tei based on a script written by Carmelo S. J. Juinio and illustrated by Yasufumi Soejima, produced by Animax. The film tells the story of a futuristic inhabited planet that has seemingly perfected a system of justice and imprisonment, called "Lamination". Individuals convicted of serious crimes are encased in laminated suits, which results in virtual slavery. The criminals are referred to as "LaMBs". The protagonists struggle with the political and ethical system of laminated imprisonment, leading to the eventual development of a romantic relationship between a free citizen and a LaMB.

It is the first Animax original production that provided two different songs for the opening and ending themes of the movie, featuring the music of Simple Plan and The Click Five.

Lamb (band)

Lamb are an English electronic music duo from Manchester, whose music is influenced by trip hop, drum and bass and jazz. The duo consists of producer Andy Barlow and singer-songwriter Lou Rhodes. They achieved commercial success with two hit singles " Górecki" and "Gabriel".

Lamb (crater)

Lamb is a lunar crater that lies beyond the southeastern limb on the Moon's far side. It is located in an irregular lunar mare region named Mare Australe, just to the east of the crater Jenner.

This crater has a slender inner wall and an interior floor that has been resurfaced by basaltic lava. The rim is somewhat worn and irregular, but retains a generally circular shape and is not overlaid by any smaller craters of significance. The interior floor is marked only by a multitude of tiny craters, and a small, unnamed crater in the south-southeastern section.

The exterior of the crater consists of the outer rampart and sections of rough terrain. This in turn is nearly enclosed by lava-flooded sections of the surface belonging to the Mare Australe. To the east of Lamb is Lamb G, a somewhat smaller, lava-flooded formation.

The crater is named after Horace Lamb.

Lamb (album)

Lamb is the title of Lamb's first album, released in 1996. The album peaked at #109 on the UK albums chart in October 1996.

Lamb (1985 film)

Lamb is a 1985 British drama film, directed by Colin Gregg and starring Liam Neeson, Hugh O'Conor and Ian Bannen. The film is based on the novel by Bernard MacLaverty, who also wrote the screenplay.

Lamb (2015 Ethiopian film)

Lamb is a 2015 Ethiopian drama film directed by Yared Zeleke. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. It was the first Ethiopian film to be included in the Official Selection. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was selected as the Ethiopian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.

Lamb (2015 American film)

Lamb is an American drama film, written and directed by Ross Partridge. The film was adapted by the novel of the same name, by Bonnie Nadzam. The film stars Ross Partridge, Oona Laurence, Jess Weixler and Tom Bower.

The film had its world premiere at the SXSW film festival on March 14, 2015. The film was released in a limited release on January 8, 2016, before being released through video on demand on January 12, 2016 by The Orchard.

Lamb (liturgy)

The Lamb (; ) is the square portion of bread cut from the prosphora in the Liturgy of Preparation at the Divine Liturgy in the Orthodox Church and in the Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church. The Lamb is placed in the center of the diskos. The prosphoron from which the Lamb is cut is a loaf of leavened bread, formed in two layers to symbolize the hypostatic union of the human and divine natures of Christ. It must be made only from the finest flour, yeast, salt and water, and is stamped on top with a seal forming a Greek cross and the Greek letters IC, XC, and NIKA (which stand for, "Jesus" "Christ" and "Victory"), indicating that through the Cross and Resurrection, Jesus Christ has gained the victory over sin and death. The portion of the loaf demarcated by the seal will be cut out as the Lamb.

Lamb (surname)

Lamb is a surname, and may refer to

  • Alan Lamb, Australian musician and sculptor
  • Alexander Crawford Lamb, Scottish hotelier and collector
  • Allan Lamb, South African and MCC cricketer
  • Amanda Lamb, British television presenter
  • Andrew Lamb (disambiguation), several people
  • Andy Lamb (Wisconsin politician), American politician
  • Annabel Lamb, British singer-songwriter
  • Anthony Lamb, botanist
  • Sir Archie Lamb (born 1921), British former ambassador, writer
  • Barry Lamb, British musician
  • Ben Lamb, American professional poker player
  • Benjamin Lamb, an English organist
  • Brian Lamb, American television personality
  • Cainon Lamb, American music producer
  • Lady Caroline Lamb (1785–1828), wife of William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne and lover of Lord Byron
  • Charles Lamb, several people
  • Charles Lamb (writer) (1775–1834), British essayist
  • Christina Lamb, British journalist and author
  • Chuck Lamb, American television personality
  • David Lamb, English actor, presenter, comedian and voice actor
  • Dominick Lamb, birth name of hip-hop producer Nottz
  • Donald Lamb, Canadian airline executive
  • Doron Lamb (born 1992), American basketball player
  • Edmund Lamb, British Liberal Party politician
  • Edward Lamb, American labor lawyer
  • Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne, wife of Peniston Lamb, 1st Viscount Melbourne
  • Emily Lamb, Countess Cowper, sister to Prime Minister Lord Melbourne
  • Eugene M. Lamb, American politician
  • Floyd Lamb, American politician
  • Francis Lamb, Americaan politician
  • George Lamb, British disc jockey and television presenter
  • Greg Lamb, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Harold Lamb, American novelist and historical writer
  • Horace Lamb, British hydrodynamicist
  • Hubert Lamb, British climatologist
  • Jan Lamb, Hong Kong DJ and singer
  • Jeremy Lamb (born 1992), American basketball player
  • Jerry Lamb, Hong Kong actor
  • Joseph Lamb, American ragtime composer
  • Joseph Lamb (politician), British Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament 1922–1945
  • Larry Lamb (newspaper editor), British journalist
  • Larry Lamb, British actor
  • Lily Lamb, Disney fictional character
  • Marcus Lamb, American television evangelist
  • Mary Lamb, British writer, sister of Charles Lamb
  • Mathew Charles Lamb, Canadian spree killer and psychiatric patient, latterly a soldier in the Rhodesian armed forces
  • Mike Lamb, American baseball player
  • Michael Lamb (attorney), Controller of the City of Pittsburgh
  • Michael Lamb (psychologist), Professor of Psychology in the Social Sciences, Head, Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Cambridge University.
  • Norman Lamb, British politician
  • Lady Pansy Lamb, Anglo-Irish writer and translator
  • Peniston Lamb, 1st Viscount Melbourne
  • Ryan Lamb, English rugby player
  • Robert Lamb, disambiguation page for people of that name
  • Sarah Lamb, American ballet dancer
  • Sydney Lamb, American linguist
  • Terry Lamb, Australian rugby league player
  • Thomas Lamb (disambiguation)
  • Tim Lamb, British cricket administrator
  • Todd Lamb see Lambair, Canadian airline executive
  • Wally Lamb, American author
  • Walt Lamb (1920–1991), American football player
  • William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779–1848), British Prime Minister, husband of Lady Caroline Lamb
  • William Kaye Lamb, Canadian civil servant
  • Willis Lamb, American physicist (Lamb shift)
Lamb (rock band)

Lamb was a San Francisco-based rock group. They tend to be remembered only for their appearance on the Fillmore: The Last Days concert album, where they were one of several non-star artists on a set dominated by bigger names like the Grateful Dead, Santana, and Jefferson Airplane. They also played at the Ribeltad Vorden in San Francisco. However, they did issue three albums: A Sign of Change (Fillmore, 1970), Cross Between (War. Bros., 1971) and Bring Out The Sun (War. Bros., 1971 - Billed as: Barbara Mauritz & Lamb).

Lamb were formed by the duo of Texan singer Barbara Mauritz and (multi-instrumentalist though primarily guitarist) Bob Swanson, who with Mauritz (writing both separately and together) were responsible for the band's material.

Their music blended jazz, folk music, singer-songwriter pop, gospel, and even some classical and avant-garde influences. Reminiscent in spots of such varied artists as Tim Buckley, Judy Collins (in her art-song phase), David Ackles, and Savage Rose (in that band's most gospel-soaked period), their records were ultimately idiosyncratic enough to defy ready comparison to anyone.

Their debut album on the Fillmore label, A Sign of Change, was perhaps their most uncompromising and experimental, relying largely on jazz-folk acoustic arrangements and spotlighting Mauritz's impressive voice on impressionistic, dream-like lyrics.


  • 01. Traveler's Observation (Bob Swanson/Barbara Mauritz) - 5:05
  • 02. Adventures Of The Incredible Mr. Sandman (Barbara Mauritz) - 2:35
  • 03. In Dreams (Bob Swanson/Barbara Mauritz) - 5:35
  • 04. Barbara's Soul II (Bob Swanson/Bill Douglass/Barbara Mauritz) - 5:10
  • 05. The Odyssey Of Ehram Spickor (Bob Swanson/Barbara Mauritz) - 3:11
  • 06. Preacher's Holiday (Bob Swanson/Barbara Mauritz) - 7:54
  • 07. Where I'm Bound (Barbara Mauritz) - 6:57


  • Barbara Mauritz - vocals, guitar, tambourine
  • Bob Swanson - guitar
  • Bill Douglass - double bass


  • David Litwin - wind and string arrangements
  • Walter Papaport - shepherd
  • Diva Goodfriend-Koven - flute
  • Robert Hubbard - English horn
  • Douglas Blumenstock - cello
  • Ed Bogas - viola
  • David Rubinson - producer

Allmusic wrote: "Lamb's second album used some far more conventional elements of electric rock production than their starker debut had, which in some ways made this follow-up more mainstream and less striking. On the other hand, the songs themselves were more eclectic, and complemented well by the greater textural depth of the arrangements. Most importantly, the songwriting continued to be as inspired and unusual as it had been on A Sign of Change, and only slightly less abstract, again mixing jazz, folk, impressionistic singer/songwriter rock, gospel, and classical, though in different proportions." (1)


  • 01. Flying (Barbara Mauritz) - 2:35
  • 02. Now's Not The Time (Barbara Mauritz) - 3:37
  • 03. Cross Between (Barbara Mauritz) - 3:40
  • 04. Sleepwalkers (Bob Swanson, Barbara Mauritz) - 5:41
  • 05. Reach High (Jeffrey Cain, Jerry Corbett) - 4:03
  • 06. Ku (Bob Swanson, Barbara Mauritz) - 4:57
  • 07. While Waiting (Bob Swanson, Barbara Mauritz) - 3:54
  • 08. Flotation (Barbara Mauritz) - 4:29
  • 09. Milo And The Travelers (Bob Swanson, Barbara Mauritz) - 6:12


  • Barbara Mauritz - keyboards, vocals, producer
  • Bob Swanson - guitar, banjo, producer
  • David Hayes - bass


  • Jerry Garcia plays - banjo (01), pedal steel (05,08)
  • Bill Atwood - trumpet
  • Ed Bogus - viola
  • Ellen Dessier
  • Bill Douglas - bass
  • Lawrence Duckles
  • Ed Jang
  • Dick Fenner
  • Kenneth Goldsmith
  • Tom Heimberg
  • Mitchell Howie
  • Robert Hughes
  • Anne Kish
  • Gordon Messick
  • Lawrence Sousa
  • Germaine Wallace
  • Walter Rapaport, Fred Catero - producers

Mauritz went on to record as a solo, putting out Music Box for Columbia Records in 1972. Her solo career didn't take off, however, although she continued to perform and write (composing the music for many commercials) and appearing/composing on the 1974 Soundtrack album for the Film Where the Lilies Bloom. She died on April 14, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Usage examples of "lamb".

So shall we go forth ere it be known that the brother of the Lord of the Porte is abiding at the Lamb.

It was something Granny Aching had said once, when Tiffany had been crying about a lamb.

Because of their acidity the leaves make a capital dressing with stewed lamb, veal, or sweetbread.

Not only that, but two other inmates of the House of Bondage were taken with Lamb before a commission, and adjudged sane as a preliminary to their release.

April gambolled in like a lamb this year, and taking a cue from his sprightly kick-up-your-heels mood, the Spring season was all aflutter with the gay bustle of arrivals and departures.

It was a little amusing to me that I could speak with some authority to skilled and experienced agriculturists, who felt our rivalry at Mark lane, but who did not dream that with the third great move of Australia towards the markets of the world through cold storage we could send beef, mutton, lamb, poultry, eggs, and all kinds of fruit to the consumers of Europe, and especially of England and its metropolis.

In the wildness of his youth, Danlo had hunted and slain a thousand such animals would it be so great a sin if he broke ahimsa this one time and sacrificed the lamb?

Our cooks employ it with vinegar for making the mint sauce which we eat with roast lamb, because of its condimentary virtues as a spice to the immature meat, whilst the acetic acid of the vinegar serves to help dissolve the crude albuminous fibre.

With these words I drew her towards me, and finding her as gentle as a lamb and as loving as a dove, the amorous sacrifice was offered with abundant libations on both sides.

I have artichokes with Parmesan cheese, just a little bite of the excellent bread, a few sips of red wine, a plate of eggplant and peppers, and gigantic portions of rib steak, chicken, and lamb.

When Osman and al-Noor reached his double storeyed house in the south quarter, which lay between the Beit el Mai, the treasury, and the slave market, dawn was breaking and a dozen of his aggagiers were sitting in the courtyard being fed by the house slaves a breakfast of honey-roasted lamb and dhurra cakes with steaming pots of syrupy black Abyssinian coffee.

Two lieutenants of the Press, who used the Lamb as rendezvous as did the Biter, so he said, three midshipmen, an officer or two or three or four of the seaborne soldiery, rather low and very, very drunk.

But the lambs might bleat as pitifully as they liked, the mothers never stirred.

She watched the lamb step towards the water and saw the stillness of the surface, reflecting back the image of the reeds around the far side, the blueness of the sun and a scattering of fluffy white clouds.

Little Bo Peep bonnets on every single one of you bridesmaids, and make you carry a stinky live lamb.