[ lahy-mees ]
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noun,plural lim·i·tes [lim-i-teez]. /ˈlɪm ɪˌtiz/.
  1. a boundary, especially the fortified border or frontier of a country.

  2. (initial capital letter) Siegfried Line.

  1. an ancient Roman frontier fortification.

Origin of limes

1530–40; <Latin līmes;see limit

Words Nearby limes Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use limes in a sentence

  • And by that grassy shore, and beneath those shadowy limes, sat the young lovers.

    Night and Morning, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Mary went to the door herself, and glanced across the court through the long tunnel of bare limes.

    Tales Of Men And Ghosts | Edith Wharton

British Dictionary definitions for limes


/ (ˈlaɪmiːz) /

nounplural limites (ˈlɪmɪˌtiːz)
  1. the fortified boundary of the Roman Empire

Origin of limes

from Latin

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