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Lima

1

[ lee-muh ]

noun

  1. a word used in communications to represent the letter L.


Lima

2

[ lee-muhor, Spanish, lee-mah lahy-muh ]

noun

  1. a city in and the capital of Peru, near the Pacific coast.
  2. a city in northwestern Ohio.

Lima

/ ˈliːmə /

noun

  1. the capital of Peru, near the Pacific coast on the Rímac River: the centre of Spanish colonization in South America; university founded in 1551 (the oldest in South America); an industrial centre with a port at nearby Callao. Pop: 8 180 000 (2005 est)
  2. communications a code word for the letter L


Lima

  1. Capital of Peru and largest city in the country, located in western Peru; the country's economic center.


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Notes

Lima was the capital of the empire of Spain in the New World until the nineteenth century.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Lima1

First recorded in 1950–55

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Example Sentences

On a very practical level, Lima has forced me to leave my apartment more, since I’d very much prefer my apartment not be a dog toilet.

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Before Lima, I was not in any way the type of person to chat to parents at their kid’s baseball game.

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When I got home from the dog show, I taught Lima to give me a high-five, like I’d seen so many of the competitors do with their handlers at the end of their events earlier that day.

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A fun workplace story set against the radio-novela focused world of 1950s Lima, it’s the story of Mario, an aspiring young writer who embarks on an ardent affair with Julia, his alluring, older aunt by marriage.

The mayor of the La Victoria municipality of Lima, he’s known as a crime-fighter and corruption-buster.

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“It would be ideal for him to be returned to Lima because he was doing so well there,” Altez told The Daily Beast.

Prison guards in Lima found a contraband mobile phone in his prison cell that he claimed was given to him by the warden.

She denies this, telling a reporter in Lima that she felt well rid of the man.

A family there asked if Miller if was interested in caring for an elderly woman in Lima, Ohio.

One such incident involved Jason Upthegrove, a Lima, Ohio, NAACP chapter president.

To be brought back to England after a two years' voyage without seeing Lima would be a very foolish trip.

The West India engine is sold to send to Lima, but not to be conveyed over the mountains.

One or two English mechanics were to accompany the engines which the contractors engaged should be in Lima within eighteen months.

The last-named engine was intended for the coinage operations in the Mint at Lima.

On his return to Lima he carried with him a small model of Trevithick's high-pressure steam-engine.

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