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NOUN (6)

1. a caustic substance produced by heating limestone;
[syn: 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;
[syn: 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;
[syn: birdlime, lime]

4. any of various related trees bearing limes;
[syn: 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;
[syn: linden, linden tree, basswood, lime, lime tree]

6. the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees;


VERB (2)

1. spread birdlime on branches to catch birds;
[syn: birdlime, lime]

2. cover with lime so as to induce growth;
- Example: "lime the lawn"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lime \Lime\ (l[imac]m), n. [See Leam a string.] A thong by which a dog is led; a leash. --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lime \Lime\, n. [Formerly line, for earlier lind. See Linden.] (Bot.) The linden tree. See Linden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lime \Lime\, n. [F. lime; of Persian origin. See Lemon.] 1. (Bot.) The fruit of the Citrus aurantifolia, allied to the lemon, but greener in color; also, the tree which bears it. Note: The term lime was formerly also applied to variants of the closely related citron, of which there are two varieties, Citrus Medica, var. acida which is intensely sour, and the sweet lime (Citrus Medica, var. Limetta) which is only slightly sour. See citron. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. The color of the lime[1], a yellowish-green. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lime \Lime\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Limed (l[imac]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Liming.] [Cf. AS. gel[imac]man to glue or join together. See Lime a viscous substance.] 1. To smear with a viscous substance, as birdlime. [1913 Webster] These twigs, in time, will come to be limed. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To entangle; to insnare. [1913 Webster] We had limed ourselves With open eyes, and we must take the chance. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Land may be improved by draining, marling, and liming. --Sir J. Child. [1913 Webster] 4. To cement. "Who gave his blood to lime the stones together." --Shak.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lime \Lime\, n. [AS. l[imac]m; akin to D. lijm, G. leim, OHG. l[imac]m, Icel. l[imac]m, Sw. lim, Dan. liim, L. limus mud, linere to smear, and E. loam. [root]126. Cf. Loam, Liniment.] 1. Birdlime. [1913 Webster] Like the lime That foolish birds are caught with. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster +PJC] Note: Lime is the principal constituent of limestone, marble, chalk, bones, shells, etc. [1913 Webster] 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, Lime twig, a twig smeared with birdlime; hence, that which catches; a snare. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

lime \lime\ (l[imac]m"), a. having a yellowish-green color like that of the lime (the fruit). [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Citron \Cit"ron\ (s[i^]t"r[u^]n), n. [F. citron, LL. citro, fr. L. citrus citron tree (cf. citreum, sc. malum, a citron), from Gr. ki`tron citron] 1. (Bot) A fruit resembling a lemon, but larger, and pleasantly aromatic; it is produced by the citron tree (Citrus medica). The thick rind, when candied, is the citron of commerce. The fruit was once called the lime. [1913 Webster] 2. A citron tree, Citrus medica. [1913 Webster] 3. A citron melon. [1913 Webster] Citron melon. (a) A small variety of muskmelon with sugary greenish flesh. (b) A small variety of watermelon, whose solid white flesh is used in making sweetmeats and preserves. Citron tree (Bot.), the tree which bears citrons. It was probably a native of northern India, and is now understood to be the typical form of Citrus Medica. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

lime n 1: a caustic substance produced by heating limestone [syn: 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 [syn: 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 [syn: birdlime, lime] 4: any of various related trees bearing limes [syn: 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 [syn: linden, linden tree, basswood, lime, lime tree] 6: the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees v 1: spread birdlime on branches to catch birds [syn: birdlime, lime] 2: cover with lime so as to induce growth; "lime the lawn"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

92 Moby Thesaurus words for "lime": 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
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Lime The Hebrew word so rendered means "boiling" or "effervescing." From Isa. 33:12 it appears that lime was made in a kiln lighted by thorn-bushes. In Amos 2:1 it is recorded that the king of Moab "burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime." The same Hebrew word is used in Deut. 27:2-4, and is there rendered "plaster." Limestone is the chief constituent of the mountains of Syria.