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Meaning of LIME

Pronunciation:  lIm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees
  2. [n]  any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber
  3. [n]  any of various related trees bearing limes
  4. [n]  a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds
  5. [n]  a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
  6. [n]  a caustic substance (Ca(OH)2) produced by heating limestone
  7. [v]  cover with lime, as of lawns, to induce growth
  8. [v]  spread birdlime on branches to catch birds
 Synonyms: basswood, birdlime, birdlime, burnt lime, calcined lime, calcium hydrate, calcium hydroxide, calcium oxide, calx, caustic lime, Citrus aurantifolia, fluxing lime, hydrated lime, lime hydrate, lime tree, linden, linden tree, quicklime, slaked lime, unslaked lime
 See Also: adhesive, adhesive material, American basswood, American lime, atomic number 20, Ca, calcium, citrous fruit, citrus, citrus, Citrus aurantifolia, citrus fruit, citrus tree, cottonwood, cover, genus Citrus, genus Tilia, hydrated oxide, hydroxide, Japanese lime, Japanese linden, key lime, lime, lime, lime tree, oxide, scatter, silver lime, silver linden, small-leaved lime, small-leaved linden, spread, spread out, Tilia, Tilia americana, Tilia cordata, Tilia heterophylla, Tilia japonica, Tilia tomentosa, tree, white basswood



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lime\ (l[imac]m), n. [See {Leam} a string.]
    A thong by which a dog is led; a leash. --Halliwell.
  2. \Lime\, n. [Formerly line, for earlier lind. See {Linden}.]
    The linden tree. See {Linden}.
  3. \Lime\, n. [F. lime; of Persian origin. See {Lemon}.]
    A fruit allied to the lemon, but much smaller; also, the tree
    which bears it. There are two kinds; {Citrus Medica}, var.
    acida which is intensely sour, and the sweet lime ({C.
    Medica}, var. Limetta) which is only slightly sour.
  4. \Lime\, n. [AS. l[=i]m; akin to D. lijm, G. leim, OHG.
    l[=i]m, Icel. l[=i]m, Sw. lim, Dan. liim, L. limus mud,
    linere to smear, and E. loam. [root]126. Cf. {Loam},
    1. Birdlime.
             Like the lime That foolish birds are caught with.
    2. (Chem.) Oxide of calcium; the white or gray, caustic
       substance, usually called {quicklime}, obtained by
       calcining limestone or shells, the heat driving off carbon
       dioxide and leaving lime. It develops great heat when
       treated with water, forming slacked lime,
  5. \Lime\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Limed} (l[imac]md); p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Liming}.] [Cf. AS. gel[=i]man to glue or join
    together. See {Lime} a viscous substance.]
    1. To smear with a viscous substance, as birdlime.
             These twigs, in time, will come to be limed.
    2. To entangle; to insnare.
             We had limed ourselves With open eyes, and we must
             take the chance.                      --Tennyson.
    3. To treat with lime, or oxide or hydrate of calcium; to
       manure with lime; as, to lime hides for removing the hair;
       to lime sails in order to whiten them.
             Land may be improved by draining, marling, and
             liming.                               --Sir J.
    4. To cement. ``Who gave his blood to lime the stones
       together.'' --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a lime in your dream means that you will experience a temporary period of hard times but you will arise from it with greater and richer prosperity than before.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A chemical compound with the formula CaO which is a whitish, odorless solid that does not dissolve well in water. It will, however, react with water (H20) to form calcium hydroxide (CaOH, a base). It has a melting point of 2614 degrees Celsius and a boiling point of 2850 degrees Celsius. It can be made by heating calcium carbonate (CaCO3, limestone) until carbon dioxide (CO2) is released. It has a great many industrial uses.
Easton Bible Dictionary

The Hebrew word so rendered means "boiling" or "effervescing." From Isa. 33:12 it appears that lime was made in a kiln lighted by thorn-bushes. In Amos 2:1 it is recorded that the king of Moab "burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime." The same Hebrew word is used in Deut. 27:2-4, and is there rendered "plaster." Limestone is the chief constituent of the mountains of Syria.

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