lime /ˈlaɪm/ 名詞
Lime n. A thong by which a dog is led; a leash.
Lime, n. Bot. The linden tree. See Linden.
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.
Like the lime
That foolish birds are caught with. --Wordsworth.
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.
Note: ☞ Lime is the principal constituent of limestone, marble, chalk, bones, shells, etc.
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.
Lime, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Limed p. pr. & vb. n. Liming.]
1. To smear with a viscous substance, as birdlime.
These twigs, in time, will come to be limed. --L'Estrange.
2. To entangle; to insnare.
We had limed ourselves
With open eyes, and we must take the chance. --Tennyson.
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.
Land may be improved by draining, marling, and liming. --Sir J. Child.
4. To cement. “Who gave his blood to lime the stones together.”
n 1: a caustic substance produced by heating limestone [syn: calcium
hydroxide, 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, 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]
4: any of various related trees bearing limes [syn: lime tree,
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
6: the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees
v 1: spread birdlime on branches to catch birds [syn: birdlime]
2: cover with lime so as to induce growth; "lime the lawn"
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