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Meaning & Definition of Lime in English

English

Lime

/laɪm/

noun

1. A caustic substance produced by heating limestone

    synonym:
  • calcium hydroxide
  • ,
  • lime
  • ,
  • slaked lime
  • ,
  • hydrated lime
  • ,
  • calcium hydrate
  • ,
  • caustic lime
  • ,
  • lime hydrate

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

    synonym:
  • calcium oxide
  • ,
  • quicklime
  • ,
  • lime
  • ,
  • calx
  • ,
  • calcined lime
  • ,
  • fluxing lime
  • ,
  • unslaked lime
  • ,
  • burnt lime

3. A sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds

    synonym:
  • birdlime
  • ,
  • lime

4. Any of various related trees bearing limes

    synonym:
  • lime
  • ,
  • lime tree
  • ,
  • Citrus aurantifolia

5. 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
    synonym:
  • linden
  • ,
  • linden tree
  • ,
  • basswood
  • ,
  • lime
  • ,
  • lime tree

6. The green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees

    synonym:
  • lime

verb

1. Spread birdlime on branches to catch birds

    synonym:
  • birdlime
  • ,
  • lime

2. Cover with lime so as to induce growth

  • "Lime the lawn"
    synonym:
  • lime