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Lime meaning

lime - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
  3. 3. cover with lime so as to induce growth; " lime the lawn"
  4. 4. A thong by which a dog is led; a leash.
  5. 5. The linden tree. See Linden.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Birdlime.
  8. 8. 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, and is an essential ingredient of cement, plastering, mortar, etc.
  9. 9. To smear with a viscous substance, as birdlime.
  10. 10. To entangle; to insnare.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. To cement.
  13. 13. White caustic earth obtained by calcining limestone; the linden tree; kind of small lemon.

lime - examples of usage

  1. Have ready some lime- water.
  2. When cool, thoroughly stir and strain slowly the milk of lime into the copper solution, stirring well while mixing for another minute or two; it is then fit for use as a winter spray.
  3. But stone- fruits require lime.
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