- a word used in communications to represent the letter L.
Origin of Lima1
- a city in and the capital of Peru, near the Pacific coast.
- a city in NW Ohio.
- Spanish Pe·rú [pe-roo] /pɛˈru/. a republic in W South America. 496,222 sq. mi. (1,285,215 sq. km). Capital: Lima.
- a city in N central Indiana.
- a city in N Illinois.
Examples from the Web for lima
Contemporary Examples of lima
“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.The Twisted History of the Noose
August 27, 2014
Historical Examples of lima
The citizens of Lima welcome you and are glad to have you amongst them.Latin America and the United States
But again Forrester had disappeared, this time reappearing in Lima, Peru.Pagan Passions
Gordon Randall Garrett
He sailed from Callao, the port of Lima, on the 19th November, 1567.Celebrated Travels and Travellers
This gave an opportunity to several of the officers to visit Lima.The Three Commanders
The Lima, Ind., horizon produces about twenty million barrels.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
- 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)
- communications a code word for the letter L
- a republic in W South America, on the Pacific: the centre of the great Inca Empire when conquered by the Spanish in 1532; gained independence in 1824 by defeating Spanish forces with armies led by San Martín and Bolívar; consists of a coastal desert, rising to the Andes; an important exporter of minerals and a major fishing nation. Official languages: Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara. Official religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: nuevo sol. Capital: Lima. Pop: 29 849 303 (2013 est). Area: 1 285 215 sq km (496 222 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for lima
Peruvian capital, founded 1535 by Pizarro, from Spanish corruption of Quechua (Inca) Rimak, name of a god and his temple, from rima "to speak" (perhaps a reference to priests who spoke from concealed places in statues of the gods).
from Spanish Peru, said to be from Quechua pelu "river." Related: Peruvian.
Capital of Peru and largest city in the country, located in western Peru; the country's economic center.