Lime definition

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Any of several evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Citrus having edible green or greenish-yellow fruit, especially the Mexican lime and the Persian lime.
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To smear with birdlime.
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To catch or snare with or as if with birdlime.
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A white substance, calcium oxide, CaO, obtained by the action of heat on limestone, shells, and other material containing calcium carbonate, and used in making mortar and cement, and, when hydrated, in neutralizing acid soil.
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A calcareous deposit from water inside pipes, pans, etc.
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To cement.
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To smear with birdlime.
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To catch with or as with birdlime.
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To apply lime to; treat with lime.
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A small, lemon-shaped, greenish-yellow citrus fruit with a juicy, sour pulp, rich in ascorbic acid.
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The small, thorny, semitropical citrus tree (Citrus aurantifolia) that it grows on, originally native to S Asia.
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Greenish yellow.
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Made with or of limes.
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Having a flavor like that of limes.
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Greenish-yellow.
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A white, lumpy, caustic powder made of calcium oxide sometimes mixed with other chemicals. It is made industrially by heating limestone, bones, or shells. Lime is used as an industrial alkali, in waste treatment, and in making glass, paper, steel, insecticides, and building plaster. It is also added to soil to lower its acidity.
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To treat with lime.
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The fruit of any of these plants, having a pulpy interior and usually acid juice.
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Lime means a greenish-yellow color.

An example of lime is the stone peridot.

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Lime is defined as calcium oxide, a white substance that produces heat energy and is used to make cement and as a soil additive.

An example of lime is the powder added to mortar to increase the strength and durability of the bond.

An example of lime is the material added to soil to increase the pH.

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The definition of a lime is a greenish-colored citrus fruit with sour juice and pulp.

An example of lime is the juice that is added to gin to create the gimlet cocktail.

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Birdlime.
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Any of various mineral and industrial forms of calcium oxide differing chiefly in water content and percentage of constituents such as magnesia, silica, alumina, and iron.
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(chemistry) A general term for inorganic materials containing calcium, usually calcium oxide or calcium hydroxide; quicklime.
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(poetic) Any gluey or adhesive substance; something which traps or captures someone; sometimes a synonym for birdlime.
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To treat with calcium hydroxide or calcium oxide (lime).
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To smear with birdlime.
  • (rare) To ensnare, catch, entrap.
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To apply limewash.
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A deciduous tree of the genus Tilia, especially Tilia × europaea; the linden tree, or its wood.
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A green citrus fruit, somewhat smaller and sharper-tasting than a lemon.
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Any of the trees that bear limes, especially Citrus aurantiifolia.
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A light, somewhat yellowish, green colour associated with the fruits of a lime tree.

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Containing lime or lime juice.
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Having the aroma or flavor of lime.
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(West Indies) To hang out/socialize in an informal, relaxed environment, especially with friends, for example at a party or on the beach.
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(anime) A fan fiction story that stops short of full, explicit descriptions of sexual activity; a story characterized by PG-13 level explicitness; or one that approaches an intimate scene, and then goes "off-camera", with the intimacy left to the reader's imagination.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lime
Plural:
limes

Origin of lime

  • French from Spanish lima from Arabic līma from Persian līmū lemon, any of various citrus fruits Hindi nimbū Gujarati lību lime, of Austro-Asiatic origin Mundari (Munda language of Jharkhand, India) lembu

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English lim from Old English līm birdlime lei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English lÄ«m, from Proto-Germanic *lÄ«maz. Cognate with Danish lim (from Old Norse lím), Dutch lijm, German Leim; Latin limus (“mud").

    From Wiktionary

  • From French lime, from Spanish lima, from Arabic ليمة (lÄ«ma).

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  • From lime (the fruit) as comparable to lemon (a more explicit rating in anime).

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  • An alteration of line, a variant form of lind.

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  • Back-formation from limer.

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