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Definition of Lime


  1. A thong by which a dog is led; a leash.
  2. The linden tree. See Linden.
  3. 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. Birdlime.
  5. 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.
  6. To smear with a viscous substance, as birdlime.
  7. To entangle; to insnare.
  8. 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.
  9. To cement.

Lime Quotations

What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love. - Robert Herrick
What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love.
Robert Herrick

Lime juice makes things taste fresher. I use it for drinks, salsas, relishes, soups, and sauces. You want some give to your limes - firmness means the inside is dry - and they'll stay softer longer if you don't refrigerate them.
Bobby Flay

I love a Hebrew National hot dog with an ice-cold Corona - no lime. If the phone rings, I won't answer until I'm done.
Maya Angelou

Grey cloth coaxes the lime trees of friends shadowing berries dropped by the grateful earth.
Bradley Chicho

I like to see the difference between good and evil as kind of like the foul line at a baseball game. It's very thin, it's made of something very flimsy like lime, and if you cross it, it really starts to blur where fair becomes foul and foul becomes fair.
Harlan Coben
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Lime Translations

lime in Danish is kalk
lime in Dutch is kalk
lime in French is calcaire, chaux
lime in German is Kalk
lime in Italian is calce
lime in Norwegian is lind, kalk, limettsitron
lime in Portuguese is cal
lime in Spanish is cal
lime in Swedish is kalk, lind, kalka
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