Pronunciation: līmd
n.1.A thong by which a dog is led; a leash.
1.(Bot.) The linden tree. See Linden.
1.(Bot.) The fruit of the Citrus aurantifolia, allied to the lemon, but greener in color; also, the tree which bears it.
2.The color of the lime{1}, a yellowish-green.
Like the lime
That foolish birds are caught with.
- Wordsworth.
2.(Chem.) Oxide of calcium, CaO; 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 slaked lime, and is an essential ingredient of cement, plastering, mortar, etc.
Caustic lime
Calcium hydroxide or slaked lime; also, in a less technical sense, calcium oxide or quicklime.
Lime burner
one who burns limestone, shells, etc., to make lime.
Lime pit
a limestone quarry.
Lime rod
a twig smeared with birdlime; hence, that which catches; a snare.
- Chaucer.
v. t.1.To smear with a viscous substance, as birdlime.
[imp. & p. p. Limed (līmd); p. pr. & vb. n. Liming.]
These twigs, in time, will come to be limed.
- L'Estrange.
2.To entangle; to insnare.
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; to lime the lawn to decrease acidity of the soil.
4.To cement.
a.1.having a yellowish-green color like that of the lime (the fruit).
Noun1.lime - a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
2.lime - a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
3.lime - a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds
Synonyms: birdlime
4.Limelime - any of various related trees bearing limes
5.Limelime - 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
6.lime - the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees
Verb1.lime - spread birdlime on branches to catch birds
Synonyms: birdlime
2.lime - cover with lime so as to induce growth; "lime the lawn"
To see a lime in your dream, signifies that you will experience a temporary period of hard times but you will arise from it with greater and richer prosperity than before.acid, acidulant, allure, bait, bait the hook, birdlime, bola, bread-and-butter pickle, burden, catch, catch out, chokecherry, cobweb, crab apple, cramp, cripple, cumber, decoy, dill pickle, dragnet, embarrass, encumber, enmesh, ensnare, ensnarl, entangle, entoil, entrammel, entrap, entwine, enweb, fetter, fishhook, fly, gill net, gin, green apple, ground bait, hamper, hamstring, handicap, hobble, hook, hook in, impede, inveigle, involve, jig, lame, lariat, lasso, lemon, lumber, lure, mesh, meshes, net, noose, pickle, plug, pound net, press down, purse seine, saddle with, seine, shackle, snare, snarl, sniggle, sour, sour balls, sour cream, sour grapes, sour pickle, sourdough, spinner, spread the toils, springe, squid, tangle, toil, toils, trammel, trap, trawl, trip, verjuice, vinegar, weigh down, wind, wobbler, yogurt
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