verb (used with object), limed, lim·ing.
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Origin of lime1
OTHER WORDS FROM limelimeless, adjectivelimelike, adjectiveun·limed, adjective
Definition for lime (2 of 4)
Origin of lime2
OTHER WORDS FROM limelimelike, adjective
Definition for lime (3 of 4)
Origin of lime3
Definition for lime (4 of 4)
Origin of lime4
Example sentences from the Web for lime
The hides are limed generally by the three-pit system, giving about three days in each pit.
Those of the Poles flow to the Equator to get salted, limed, and warmed.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Long after Basterga, with an exultant smile and the words "I have limed him!"The Long Night|Stanley Weyman
As a rule, warps are not limed, but the adoption of the liming would assist the bleaching.The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics|Franklin Beech
The sheep pelts are split in the limed state, and the fleshes are given another sharp liming which may last up to a fortnight.
British Dictionary definitions for lime (1 of 4)
Word Origin for lime
British Dictionary definitions for lime (2 of 4)
- the fruit of this tree, having acid fleshy pulp rich in vitamin C
- (as modifier)lime juice