Definition of Lime

1. Noun. A caustic substance produced by heating limestone.

2. Verb. Spread birdlime on branches to catch birds.
Exact synonyms: Birdlime
Generic synonyms: Scatter, Spread, Spread Out
Derivative terms: Birdlime

3. Noun. A white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide.

4. Verb. Cover with lime so as to induce growth. "Lime the lawn"
Generic synonyms: Cover

5. Noun. A sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds.
Exact synonyms: Birdlime
Generic synonyms: Adhesive, Adhesive Agent, Adhesive Material
Derivative terms: Birdlime

6. Noun. Any of various related trees bearing limes.
Exact synonyms: Citrus Aurantifolia, Lime Tree
Group relationships: Genus Citrus
Generic synonyms: Citrus, Citrus Tree

7. Noun. 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.

8. Noun. The green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees.
Generic synonyms: Citrous Fruit, Citrus, Citrus Fruit
Specialized synonyms: Key Lime
Group relationships: Citrus Aurantifolia, Lime Tree

Definition of Lime

1. n. A thong by which a dog is led; a leash.

2. n. The linden tree. See Linden.

3. n. 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. n. Birdlime.

5. v. t. To smear with a viscous substance, as birdlime.

Definition of Lime

1. Noun. (chemistry) a general term for inorganic materials containing calcium, usually calcium oxide or calcium hydroxide; quicklime ¹

2. Noun. (poetic) any gluey or adhesive substance; something which traps or captures someone ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To treat with calcium hydroxide or calcium oxide (lime). ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To smear with birdlime. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To apply limewash ¹

6. Noun. A deciduous tree of the genus ''Tilia'', especially ''Tilia × europaea''; the linden tree, or its wood. ¹

7. Noun. A green citrus fruit, somewhat smaller and sharper-tasting than a lemon. ¹

8. Noun. Any of the trees that bear limes, especially ''Citrus aurantiifolia'' ¹

9. Noun. A light, somewhat yellowish, green colour associated with the fruits of a lime tree. ¹

10. Noun. (fandom) A piece of fanfiction with suggestive or erotic, but not explicit content. ¹

11. Adjective. Containing lime or lime juice. ¹

12. Adjective. Having the aroma or flavor of lime. ¹

13. Adjective. Lime-green. ¹

14. Verb. (context: West Indies) To hang out, pass time on the streets. ¹

15. Noun. (anime) A fan fiction story that stops short of full, explicit descriptions of sexual activity; a story characterized by PG-13 level explicitness; or one that approaches an intimate scene, and then goes "off-camera", with the intimacy left to the reader's imagination. ¹

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Definition of Lime

1. to treat with lime (a calcium compound) [v LIMED, LIMING, LIMES]

Medical Definition of Lime

1. 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." Origin: Cf. AS. Geliman to glue or join together. See Lime a viscous substance. The linden tree. See Linden. Origin: Formerly line, for earlier lind. See Linden. 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. Origin: F. Lime; of Persian origin. See Lemon. 1. Birdlime. "Like the lime That foolish birds are caught with." (Wordsworth) 2. 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. Lime is the principal constituent of limestone, marble, chalk, bones, shells, etc. Caustic lime, calcium hydrate or slacked lime; also, in a less technical sense, calcium oxide or quicklime. Lime burner, one who burns limestone, shells, etc, to make lime. Lime light. See Calcium light under Calcium. Lime pit, a limestone quarry. Lime rod, Lime twig, a twig smeared with birdlime; hence, that which catches; a snare. Origin: AS. Lim; akin to D. Lijm, G. Leim, OHG. Lim, L. Limus mud, linere to smear, and E. Loam. Cf. Loam, Liniment. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lime

limbus acetabuli
limbus alveolaris
limbus corneae
limbus fossae ovalis
limbus laminae spiralis osseae
limbus membranae tympani
limbus of bony spiral lamina
limbus of cornea
limbus of tympanic membrane
limbus palpebrales anteriores
limbus penicillatus
limbus striatus
lime hydrate
lime juice
lime juices
lime mortar
lime rickey
lime sulfur
lime tree
lime water

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