Lime



[lahym] /laɪm/

noun
1.
Also called burnt lime, calcium oxide, caustic lime, calx, quicklime. a white or grayish-white, odorless, lumpy, very slightly water-soluble solid, CaO, that when combined with water forms calcium hydroxide (slaked lime) obtained from calcium carbonate, , or oyster shells: used chiefly in mortars, plasters, and cements, in bleaching powder, 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.
3.
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verb (used with object), limed, liming.
4.
to treat (soil) with lime or compounds of calcium.
5.
to smear (twigs, branches, etc.) with .
6.
to catch with or as if with .
7.
to paint or cover (a surface) with a composition of lime and water; whitewash:
The government buildings were freshly limed.
[lahym] /laɪm/
noun
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.
greenish yellow.
adjective
4.
of the color lime.
5.
of or made with limes.
[lahym] /laɪm/
noun
1.
the European linden, Tilia europaea.
[lahym] /laɪm/
noun, Informal.
1.
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/laɪm/
noun
1.
short for quicklime, birdlime, slaked lime
2.
(agriculture) any of certain calcium compounds, esp calcium hydroxide, spread as a dressing on lime-deficient land
verb (transitive)
3.
to spread (twigs, etc) with birdlime
4.
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)
/laɪm/
noun
1.
a small Asian citrus tree, Citrus aurantifolia, with stiff sharp spines and small round or oval greenish fruits
2.

adjective
3.
having the flavour of lime fruit
/laɪm/
noun
1.
any linden tree, such as Tilia europaea, planted in many varieties for ornament
/laɪm/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (Caribbean, slang) (of young people) to sit or stand around on the pavement
n.

“chalky mineral used in making mortar,” from Old English lim “sticky substance, birdlime, mortar, cement, gluten,” from Proto-Germanic *leimaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse, Danish lim, Dutch lijm, German Leim “birdlime”), from PIE root *(s)lei- “slime, slimy, sticky” (cf. Latin limus “slime, mud, mire,” linere “to smear;” see slime (n.)). Lime is made by putting limestone or shells in a red heat, which burns off the carbonic acid and leaves a brittle white solid which dissolves easily in water. Hence lime-kiln (late 13c.), lime-burner (early 14c.). As a verb, c.1200, from the noun.

greenish-yellow citrus fruit, 1630s, probably via Spanish lima, from Arabic limah “citrus fruit,” from Persian limun “lemon” (see lemon (n.1)). Related: Limeade (1892), with ending as in lemonade.

“linden tree,” 1620s, earlier line (c.1500), from Middle English lynde (early 14c.), from Old English lind “lime tree” (see linden). Klein suggests the change of -n- to -m- probably began in compounds whose second element began in a labial (e.g. line-bark, line-bast). An ornamental European tree unrelated to the tree that produces the citrus fruit.

lime 1 (līm)
n.

lime 2
n.

lime
(līm)
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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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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