Meaning of LIME in English

LIME

I. lime 1 /laɪm/ BrE AmE noun

[ Sense 1,4: Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: French ; Origin: Provençal limo , from Arabic lim ]

[ Sense 2: Language: Old English ; Origin: lind ]

[ Sense 3: Language: Old English ; Origin: lim ]

1 . [countable] a small juicy green fruit with a sour taste, or the tree this grows on

2 . [countable] a tree with pleasant-smelling yellow flowers SYN linden

3 . [uncountable] a white substance obtained by burning ↑ limestone , used for making cement, marking sports fields etc SYN quicklime

4 . [uncountable] a light yellowish green colour

II. lime 2 BrE AmE verb [transitive]

technical to add lime to soil to control acid

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.