Meaning of LIME in English

LIME

n. & v. --n. 1 (in full quicklime) a white caustic alkaline substance (calcium oxide) obtained by heating limestone and used for making mortar or as a fertilizer or bleach etc. 2 = BIRDLIME. --v.tr. 1 treat (wood, skins, land, etc.) with lime. 2 archaic catch (a bird etc.) with birdlime. ølime water an aqueous solution of calcium hydroxide used esp. to detect the presence of carbon dioxide. øølimeless adj. limy adj. (limier, limiest). [OE lim f. Gmc, rel. to LOAM]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.