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Lime appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Emil peed deep lime.
  • Key lime, emily? ek!
  • Emil asleep, Hannah peels a lime.
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Lime is sometimes a misspelling of limb.

The word lime is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun lime

What does lime mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: limes

  1. a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
  2. a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
  3. a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds
  4. any of various related trees bearing limes
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • scientific name: Citrus aurantifolia
    • synonym of lime: lime tree
    • more generic terms: citrus / citrus tree = any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds
    • member of: genus Citrus = orange; lemon; lime
  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
  6. the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees

Alternative definition of the noun lime


  1. [chemistry] a general term for inorganic materials containing calcium, usually calcium oxide or calcium hydroxide; quicklime
  2. [poetic] any gluey or adhesive substance; something which traps or captures someone
  3. A deciduous tree of the genus Tilia, especially Tilia X vulgaris; the linden tree, or its wood.
  4. A green citrus fruit, somewhat smaller and sharper-tasting than a lemon.
  5. Any of the trees that bear limes, especially Citrus aurantiifolia
  6. A light, somewhat yellowish, green colour associated with the fruits of a lime tree.
  7. [fandom] A piece of fanfiction with suggestive or erotic, but not explicit content.
  8. [anime] A fan fiction story that stops short of full, explicit descriptions of sexual activity; a story characterized by PG-13 level explicitness; or one that approaches an intimate scene, and then goes "off-camera", with the intimacy left to the reader's imagination.

Definition of the adjective lime

What does lime mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

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

Definition of the verb lime

What does lime mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: limed | liming | limes

  1. spread birdlime on branches to catch birds
  2. cover with lime so as to induce growth
    • example: lime the lawn
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: cover = provide with a covering or cause to be covered

Alternative definition of the verb lime


  1. [transitive] To treat with calcium hydroxide or calcium oxide (lime).
  2. [context: West Indies] To hang out, pass time on the streets.


Lime is a term referring to a citrus fruit which is typically round, green, 3–6 centimetres in diameter, and containing sour pulp. There are several species of citrus trees whose fruits are called limes, including the Key lime, Persian lime, kaffir lime, and desert lime. Limes are a good source of vitamin C, and are often used to accent the flavours of foods and beverages. They are grown year-round and are usually smaller and less sour than lemons, although varieties may differ in sugar and acidic content.

  • also known as Limes, raw
  • more generic: Fruit

There are other foods with Lime in their name, like Lime Leaf, Dried lime, Lime Juice, Lime wedge, Finger Lime, Key lime pie, Humpty Doo Lime, lemon-lime soda, Kaffir lime leaf, Pace Tequila Lime Salsa, SILK Key Lime Soy Yogurt.


"Lime" is a book by Audrey Bohanan.

  • also known as "Lime: poems"


"Lime" is a 2001 famliy drama film written by Bibi Moslet and Anne B. Ragde and directed by Nathilde Overrein Rapp.

  • starring: Rikard Wolff as Frikk
  • released on (14 years ago)


  1. "Lime" is a 1999 album from Swedish dansband Arvingarna.
    • genre: Dansband
    • released in (17 years ago)
  2. "Lime" is a musical album of Mugstar.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  3. "Lime" is a musical single of Thud.
  4. "Lime" is a musical single of Arvo Lukk.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  5. "Lime" is a musical album of Molly McGuire.
  6. "Lime" is a composition.


  1. LIME, an acronym for 'Landline, Internet, Mobile, Entertainment', is a communications provider owned by the British based Cable & Wireless Communications PLC operating in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Turks & Caicos in the Caribbean.
    • also known as LIME (Cable & Wireless)
    • official website:
  2. Lime is a restaurant, defunct organization.
    • also known as Lime, Inc


  1. Lime: Kim Hye-lim, credited by her stage name Lime, is a South Korean singer, composer, rapper and dancer.
  2. Lime is a musical artist, musician.
    • born on (22 years ago)
    • nationality: South Korea
    • profession: Singer, dancer, composer
    • member of musical group Hello Venus (Vocals) since
    • genres: Dance-pop, K-pop

There are other people with in their name, like Harry Lime, Harold Lime, Rickey Lime, Yvonne Lime, Jean La Lime, Maurice Lime and Drop the Lime.


Lime was a synth music outfit from Montréal, Canada. The group was composed of husband and wife Denis and Denyse LePage.

  • members:
  • genres: Hi-NRG, Disco, Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop
  • albums: "Lime II", "A Brand New Day", "Lime 3 / Sensual Sensation", "The Greatest Hits", "Your Love", "Lime 3", "I Don't Wanna Lose You", "On the Grid", "Take the Love", "Your Love / Lime 2", "Re-Lime-D", "Come & Get Your Love", "Caroline"


Lime is a fictional film character.


  1. Lime a.k.a. Limé is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France.
  2. Lime a.k.a. Il Caravaggio International Airport, also known as Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, is an airport located in Orio al Serio, 2 NM southeast of Bergamo, Italy. The airport served 8,890,720 passengers in 2012 and is the fourth busiest in Italy. It is operated by SACBO.
    • also known as Орио-аль-Серио (аэропорт), שדה התעופה ברגמו אוריו אל סריו, 貝爾加莫國際機場, 貝加莫國際機場, 貝爾加莫伊爾卡拉瓦喬國際機場, 柏加莫機場
    • part of Italy
    • official website:
  3. Lime a.k.a. Lime, Oregon: Lime is an unincorporated community in Baker County, Oregon, United States, five miles north of Huntington on U.S. Route 30/Interstate 84. It is near the confluence of Marble Creek and the Burnt River on the Union Pacific Railroad. The Oregon Trail passes through Lime.

There are other places with in their name, like Lime City, Lime Rock, Lime Creek, Lime Ridge, Lime Street, Lime Springs, Lime Township, Lime Lake Township and Lime Creek Township.


  1. Lime is a calcium-containing inorganic material in which carbonates, oxides and hydroxides predominate. Strictly speaking, lime is calcium oxide or calcium hydroxide. It is also the name of the natural mineral CaO which occurs as a product of coal seam fires and in altered limestone xenoliths in volcanic ejecta. The word "lime" originates with its earliest use as building mortar and has the sense of "sticking or adhering.
    • also known as الجير
  2. Lime, also traditionally known as lime green, lime-green, or bitter lime, is a color that is a shade of green, so named because it is a representation of the color of the citrus fruit called limes. It is the color that is in between the web color chartreuse and yellow on the color wheel. It is of green hue and is also one of Crayola's many colors.
  3. lime is a software.
  4. Lime was a monthly magazine published under the umbrella of MediaCorp that targeted Asian youths and focused on tabloid breaking news, music, celebrity,entertainment and lifestyle.
  5. Lime a.k.a. Lime TV, formerly known as WISDOM Television, is now defunct as a traditional television network and has instead focused and expanded into new digital media. The current Lime online website offers information and entertainment centered on physical and mental health with a soft focus on organic ingredients, whole foods consumption, mental conditioning through meditation and yoga, and physical fitness. Up until February 2007, Lime's programming was available on certain digital cable and satellite systems. Now, it is available only over the Internet, mobile web, and satellite radio, with a small sampling of Video on Demand features on some cable systems. Like many production companies and internet ventures, Lime also produces several DVD titles. Themes include the Lime Simple Steps. Lime's main slogan is: "Healthy Living with a Twist".
  6. Lime a.k.a. Lck interacting transmembrane adaptor 1 is a gene.

Phrases with Lime

Phrases starting with the word Lime:

  1. Lime Fern
  2. lime tree
  3. Lime-Twig
  4. lime juice
  5. Lime-Green
  6. Lime mortar
  7. Lime Orchid
  8. Lime Rickey
  9. Lime sulfur
  10. lime hydrate

Phrases ending with the word Lime:

  1. key lime
  2. soda lime
  3. Wild Lime
  4. burnt lime
  5. sweet lime
  6. Kaffir lime
  7. silver lime
  8. slaked lime
  9. caustic lime
  10. fluxing lime

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Lime

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Google previewElements of Scientific and Practical Agriculture (1842)

Or, The Application of Biology, Geology, and Chemistry to Agriculture and Horticulture. Intended as a Textbook for Farmers and Students in Agriculture by Alonzo Gray

Lime is a grayish white solid, caustic, acrid and alkaline to the taste.

The carbonate oj lime is the common limestone and marble.

Google previewFarmers' Bulletin (1905)

Caustic or quick lime is the most concentrated, and consequently the most economical to handle. Its caustic properties, however, render it more vigorous in its action than the milder sulphate (gypsum) dr carbonates (limestone, chalk, wood ...

Google previewFarm Chemicals (1918)

Lime is a mixture composed principally of the oxides of calcium and magnesium with varying amounts of insoluble matter which results from calcining limestone in kilns. Limestone is common in nature. It is the chemical combination of calcium ...

Google previewThe Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction (1843)

Lime is a compound of a metal and oxygen, constituting an oxide. The metal is called calcium, and is very...

Google previewGeneral view of the agriculture of the county of Essex (1794)

with observations on the means of its improvement by Great Britain. Board of Agriculture

Lime is an excellent corrector of such harshness : it ...

Google previewPractical Peacemaking in the Middle East (2014)

Arms Control and Regional Security by David J. Pervin, Steven L. Spiegel

But lime is a precious commodity, and it is clear that if it is the interest ...

Google previewThe Repertory of Patent Inventions (1822)

And Other Discoveries and Improvements in Arts, Manufactures, and Agriculture ...

Lime is an essential ingredient, and to this is added, according to its quality, either sand alone, or sand and pouzzolana, ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1809)

Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge : Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Elegant Engravings. B - E by William Nicholson

Barytes Strontian Potash •Soda Lime Magnesia Ammonia Glucine Vttria Alumine Zircon Metallic oxides Water Alcohol Potash Soda Strontian Magnesia Ammonia Glucine Alumine Zircon Metallic ox- Sulphurous Acid Barytes Nitric Acid. Potash ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopaedia of Agricultural Science and Technology: Soils and composts (2008)

by Srinivasa Naidu

Composting Organic Materials with High lignin Content — Lime Treatment: By adding organic wastes such as sawdust, wood shavings, coir pith, pine needles, and dry fallen leaves, while preparing organic waste mixtures for composting, one ...

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Quotes about Lime

What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve:
The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love. (Robert Herrick)
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Scrabble value of L1I1M3E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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