Definitions for: Lime


[n] the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees
[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
[n] any of various related trees bearing limes
[n] a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds
[n] a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
[n] a caustic substance (Ca(OH)2) produced by heating limestone
[v] cover with lime, as of lawns, to induce growth
[v] spread birdlime on branches to catch birds



Webster (1913) Definition: Lime (l[imac]m), n. [See Leam a string.]
A thong by which a dog is led; a leash. --Halliwell.


Lime, n. [Formerly line, for earlier lind. See Linden.]
(Bot.)
The linden tree. See Linden.


Lime, n. [F. lime; of Persian origin. See Lemon.]
(Bot.)
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.


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,
Liniment.]
1. Birdlime.

Like the lime That foolish birds are caught with.
--Wordsworth.

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,


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.
--L'Estrange.

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.
Child.

4. To cement. ``Who gave his blood to lime the stones
together.'' --Shak.

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

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