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lime 1

 (līm)
n.
1. 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.
2. The fruit of any of these plants, having a pulpy interior and usually acid juice.

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

lime 2

 (līm)
n.
See linden.

[Alteration of Middle English lind, line, from Old English lind.]

lime 3

 (līm)
n.
1.
b. 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.
2. Birdlime.
tr.v. limed, lim·ing, limes
1. To treat with lime.
2. To smear with birdlime.
3. To catch or snare with or as if with birdlime.

[Middle English lim, from Old English līm, birdlime; see lei- in Indo-European roots.]

lim′y adj.

lime

(laɪm)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) short for quicklime, birdlime, slaked lime
2. (Agriculture) agriculture any of certain calcium compounds, esp calcium hydroxide, spread as a dressing on lime-deficient land
vb (tr)
3. to spread (twigs, etc) with birdlime
4. (Agriculture) to spread a calcium compound upon (land) to improve plant growth
5. to catch (animals, esp birds) with or as if with birdlime
6. to whitewash or cover (a wall, ceiling, etc) with a mixture of lime and water (limewash)
[Old English līm; related to Icelandic līm glue, Latin līmus slime]

lime

(laɪm)
n
1. (Plants) a small Asian citrus tree, Citrus aurantifolia, with stiff sharp spines and small round or oval greenish fruits
2. (Plants)
a. the fruit of this tree, having acid fleshy pulp rich in vitamin C
b. (as modifier): lime juice.
adj
(Cookery) having the flavour of lime fruit
[C17: from French, from Provençal, from Arabic līmah]

lime

(laɪm)
n
(Plants) any linden tree, such as Tilia europaea, planted in many varieties for ornament
[C17: changed from obsolete line, from Old English lind linden]

lime

(laɪm)
vb
(intr) slang Caribbean (of young people) to sit or stand around on the pavement
[of unknown origin]

lime1

(laɪm)

n., v. limed, lim•ing. n.
1. a white or grayish white, lumpy, very slightly water-soluble solid, CaO, used chiefly in mortars, plasters, and cements, and in the manufacture of steel, paper, glass, and various chemicals of calcium.
2. a calcium compound for improving crops grown in soils deficient in lime.
v.t.
4. to treat (soil) with lime or compounds of calcium.
5. to smear (twigs, branches, etc.) with birdlime.
6. to catch with or as if with birdlime.
7. to paint or cover (a surface) with a composition of lime and water; whitewash.
[before 900; Old English līm, c. Middle Dutch, Old High German, Old Norse līm]

lime2

(laɪm)

n.
1. the small, greenish yellow, acid fruit of a citrus tree, Citrus aurantifolia, allied to the lemon.
2. the tree that bears this fruit.
3. a greenish yellow.
adj.
4. of the color lime.
5. of or made with limes.
[1615–25; < Sp lima < Arabic līmah, līm citrus fruit < Persian līmū(n)]

lime3

(laɪm)

n.
the European linden, Tilia europaea.
[1615–25; unexplained variant of obsolete line, lind, Middle English, Old English lind. See linden]

lime

(līm)
A white, lumpy powder made of calcium oxide (CaO). It is made by heating limestone, bones, or shells, and is used to make glass, paper, steel, and building plaster. It is also added to soil to lower its acidity.

lime


Past participle: limed
Gerund: liming

Imperative
lime
lime
Present
I lime
you lime
he/she/it limes
we lime
you lime
they lime
Preterite
I limed
you limed
he/she/it limed
we limed
you limed
they limed
Present Continuous
I am liming
you are liming
he/she/it is liming
we are liming
you are liming
they are liming
Present Perfect
I have limed
you have limed
he/she/it has limed
we have limed
you have limed
they have limed
Past Continuous
I was liming
you were liming
he/she/it was liming
we were liming
you were liming
they were liming
Past Perfect
I had limed
you had limed
he/she/it had limed
we had limed
you had limed
they had limed
Future
I will lime
you will lime
he/she/it will lime
we will lime
you will lime
they will lime
Future Perfect
I will have limed
you will have limed
he/she/it will have limed
we will have limed
you will have limed
they will have limed
Future Continuous
I will be liming
you will be liming
he/she/it will be liming
we will be liming
you will be liming
they will be liming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been liming
you have been liming
he/she/it has been liming
we have been liming
you have been liming
they have been liming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been liming
you will have been liming
he/she/it will have been liming
we will have been liming
you will have been liming
they will have been liming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been liming
you had been liming
he/she/it had been liming
we had been liming
you had been liming
they had been liming
Conditional
I would lime
you would lime
he/she/it would lime
we would lime
you would lime
they would lime
Past Conditional
I would have limed
you would have limed
he/she/it would have limed
we would have limed
you would have limed
they would have limed

lime

Compounds of calcium (mainly calcium carbonate and calcium hydroxide) added to a soil to make it more alkaline.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lime - a caustic substance produced by heating limestonelime - a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
hydrated oxide, hydroxide - a compound of an oxide with water
2.lime - a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
atomic number 20, Ca, calcium - a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
oxide - any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical
3.lime - a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birdslime - a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds
adhesive, adhesive agent, adhesive material - a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
4.lime - any of various related trees bearing limeslime - any of various related trees bearing limes
lime - the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees
genus Citrus - orange; lemon; lime; etc.
citrus tree, citrus - any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds
5.lime - any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowerslime - any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber
genus Tilia, Tilia - deciduous trees with smooth usually silver-grey bark of North America and Europe and Asia: lime trees; lindens; basswood
basswood, linden - soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork
American basswood, American lime, Tilia americana - large American shade tree with large dark green leaves and rounded crown
small-leaved lime, small-leaved linden, Tilia cordata - large spreading European linden with small dark green leaves; often cultivated as an ornamental
Tilia heterophylla, white basswood, cottonwood - American basswood of the Allegheny region
Japanese lime, Japanese linden, Tilia japonica - medium-sized tree of Japan used as an ornamental
silver lime, silver linden, Tilia tomentosa - large tree native to eastern Europe and Asia Minor having leaves with white tomentum on the under side; widely cultivated as an ornamental
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
6.lime - the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees
citrous fruit, citrus, citrus fruit - any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions
key lime - small yellow-green limes of southern Florida
Citrus aurantifolia, lime tree, lime - any of various related trees bearing limes
Verb1.lime - spread birdlime on branches to catch birds
spread out, scatter, spread - strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"
2.lime - cover with lime so as to induce growth; "lime the lawn"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
Translations
بِلَوْن الليْمونجِيرُزَيْزَفونكِلْس، جيرلَيْمُوْنٌ حَامِضٌ
vápnolípažlutozelenýlimetalimetka
kalklimelimefrugtlindetrælimefarvet
kalkitakalkkilehmuslimetti
vapnolimeta
hársmészzöld citrom
lindsúraldingulgrænnkalk
ライム石灰
라임 열매석회
tilia
dzeltenzaļa krāsadzeltenzaļš-kaļķilaimsliepa
tei
limetlipažltozelený
lipaapnocitronka
kalklime
ปูนขาวมะนาว
kireçküf rengimisket limonuyeşil limonıhlamur ağacı
chanhvôi

lime

1 [laɪm]
A. N (Geol) → cal f; (birdlime) → liga f
B. VT (Agr) → abonar con cal

lime

2 [laɪm] N (Bot) (also lime tree) (= linden) → tilo m

lime

3 [laɪm]
A. N (Bot) (= citrus fruit) → lima f; (= tree) → limero m; (= colour) → verde m lima
B. CPD lime juice Nzumo m or (LAm) jugo m de lima

lime

[ˈlaɪm] n
(= tree) → tilleul m
(= fruit) → citron vert, lime f
(= lime cordial) → sirop m de citron vert
(= substance) → chaux flime cordial nsirop m de citron vertlime green lime-green [ˌlaɪmˈgriːn]
ncitron m vert
Sophie looked chic in lime green and navy → Sophie était chic en citron vert et marine.
adjcouleur citron vert inv
She wore a lime-green trouser suit → Elle portait un tailleur pantalon couleur citron vert.lime juice njus m de citron vert

lime

:
lime-green
adjhellgrün
lime juice
nLimonensaft m
limekiln
nKalkofen m

lime

1
n
(Geol) → Kalk m
(= bird lime)(Vogel)leim m
vtmit Kalk düngen

lime

2
n (Bot: = linden, also lime tree) → Linde (→ nbaum m) f

lime

3
n (Bot: = citrus fruit) → Limone(lle) f; (= tree)Limonenbaum m
adj (colour) → hellgrün

lime

1 [laɪm] n (Chem, Geol) → calce f
slaked lime → calce spenta

lime

2 [laɪm] n (Bot) (linden) → tiglio

lime

3 [laɪm] n (Bot) (citrus fruit) → limetta

lime1

(laim) noun
the white substance left after heating limestone, used in making cement.
ˈlimestone noun
a kind of rock.
ˈlimelight: in the limelight
attracting the public's attention.

lime2

(laim) noun
1. a type of small, very sour, yellowish-green citrus fruit related to the lemon.
2. (also adjective) (of) the colour of this fruit. lime walls.

lime3

(laim) noun
a tree with rough bark and small heart-shaped leaves.

lime

جِيرُ, لَيْمُوْنٌ حَامِضٌ limetka, vápno kalk, limefrugt Kalk, Limone ασβέστης, μοσχολέμονο cal, lima kalkki, limetti chaux, citron vert limeta, vapno calce, limetta ライム, 石灰 라임 열매, 석회 gebrande kalk, limoen kalk, lime limonka, wapno cal, lima, limão verde известь, лайм kalk, lime ปูนขาว, มะนาว kireç, yeşil limon chanh, vôi 石灰, 酸橙

lime

n (fruit) lima
References in classic literature ?
I'll have a grand feast, for I haven't tasted a lime this week.
Its whole visible exterior was ornamented with quaint figures, conceived in the grotesqueness of a Gothic fancy, and drawn or stamped in the glittering plaster, composed of lime, pebbles, and bits of glass, with which the woodwork of the walls was overspread.
Pie for sale on the grounds, and rocks to crack it with; and ciRcus-lemonade--three drops of lime juice to a barrel of water.
Some are gone to the ponds, and some to the lime walk.
I had remarked on one side of the road, at intervals of six or seven yards, a line of upright stones, continued through the whole length of the barren: these were erected and daubed with lime on purpose to serve as guides in the dark, and also when a fall, like the present, confounded the deep swamps on either hand with the firmer path: but, excepting a dirty dot pointing up here and there, all traces of their existence had vanished: and my companion found it necessary to warn me frequently to steer to the right or left, when I imagined I was following, correctly, the windings of the road.
The lime was burning with a sluggish stifling smell, but the fires were made up and left, and no workmen were visible.
The floor was composed of earth mixed with lime, trodden into a hard substance, such as is often employed in flooring our modern barns.
He was dressed as before, but his garments, soiled with clay and lime, no longer looked new.
It was a large garden, only half cultivated, with bushes, as big as summer-houses, of Marshal Niel roses, lime and orange trees, clumps of bamboos, and thickets of high grass.
One day when she was pacing to and fro under the lime trees, a black crow hopped out of a rose-bush in front of her.
of chloride of sodium; then, in a smaller quantity, chlorides of magnesium and of potassium, bromide of magnesium, sulphate of magnesia, sulphate and carbonate of lime.
He therefore approached the bed, and while his companion was dipping the fingers with which he had touched the lips of the corpse in chloride of lime, he uncovered the calm and pale face, which looked like that of a sleeping angel.