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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English līm, from Proto-Germanic *leimaz. Cognate with Dutch lijm, German Leim; Latin limus (mud).

Noun

Singular
lime

Plural
s

lime (s)
  1. (poetic) any gluey or adhesive substance; something which traps or captures someone
  2. (mineralogy) A white alkaline substance, calcium oxide, obtained from limestone; quicklime
    • 1952: Lime, which is the product of the burning of chalk or limestone, might be bought ready burnt, or it could be burnt in kilns specially constructed in the neighbourhood of the building operations. — L.F. Salzman, Building in England, page 149.
  3. A dry white powder (calcium hydroxide).
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Verb

Infinitive
to lime

Third person singular
lim

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to lime (third-person singular simple present lim, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To treat with calcium hydroxide or calcium oxide (lime).
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Etymology 2

An alteration of line, a variant form of lind.

Noun

Singular
lime

Plural
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lime ({{{1}}})
  1. A deciduous tree of the genus Tilia, especially Tilia X vulgaris; the linden tree, or its wood
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Etymology 3

From French lime, from Spanish lima, from Arabic ليمة (līma).

Noun

Singular
lime

Plural
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lime ({{{1}}})
  1. A green citrus fruit, somewhat smaller and sharper-tasting than a lemon.
  2. Any of the trees that bear limes, especially Citrus aurantiifolia
  3. (color) a light, somewhat yellowish, green colour, the colour of the fruit of a lime tree.
    lime colour:   
    web lime colour:   
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Adjective

lime (not comparable)

Positive
lime

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Containing lime or lime juice.
  2. Having the aroma or flavor of lime.
  3. Lime-green.
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Etymology 4

Back-formation from limer.

Verb

Infinitive
to lime

Third person singular
lim

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to lime (third-person singular simple present lim, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To hang out, pass time on the streets.

Danish

Noun

Verb

lime


French

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] lima.

Noun

lime f. (plural limes)

  1. file (tool)
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Spanish lima, from Arabic ليمة (līma).

Noun

lime f. (plural limes)

  1. lime (fruit, tree)
Synonyms

Galician

Verb

lime

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of limar.
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of limar.

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