Meaning of SLIME in English


I. ˈslīm noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English slīm; akin to Middle High German slīm slime, Latin limus mud — more at lime

Date: before 12th century

1. : soft moist earth or clay ; especially : viscous mud

2. : a viscous, glutinous, or gelatinous substance: as

a. : a mucous or mucoid secretion of various animals (as slugs and catfishes)

b. : a product of wet crushing consisting of ore ground so fine as to pass a 200-mesh screen

3. : a repulsive or odious person

II. verb

( slimed ; slim·ing )

Date: 1628

transitive verb

1. : to smear or cover with slime

2. : to remove slime from (as fish for canning)

intransitive verb

: to become slimy

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.