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Limestone meaning

limestone - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. A rock consisting chiefly of calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime. It sometimes contains also magnesium carbonate, and is then called magnesian or dolomitic limestone. Crystalline limestone is called marble.
  2. 2. Stone from which lime is obtained by calcination.

limestone - examples of usage

  1. Some soils contain a great deal of lime, and because they have been formed from limestone, are called limestone soils.
  2. Their country consists largely of limestone mountains, from which they have been cutting the trees for hundreds of years.
  3. Their pieces had a range of a thousand paces, and the target could not have been better,- dark blue uniforms against a white limestone background.
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