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English noun: lime

1. lime (substance) a caustic substance produced by heating limestone


Synonymscalcium hydrate, calcium hydroxide, caustic lime, hydrated lime, lime hydrate, slaked lime


Broader (hypernym)hydrated oxide, hydroxide

2. lime (substance) a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide


Synonymsburnt lime, calcined lime, calcium oxide, calx, fluxing lime, quicklime, unslaked lime


Broader (hypernym)oxide


Substance holonymatomic number 20, Ca, calcium

3. lime (substance) a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds


Synonymsbirdlime


Broader (hypernym)adhesive, adhesive agent, adhesive material

4. lime (plant) any of various related trees bearing limes


SynonymsCitrus aurantifolia, lime tree


Broader (hypernym)citrus, citrus tree


Part holonymlime


Member meronymgenus Citrus

5. lime (plant) any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber


Synonymsbasswood, lime tree, linden, linden tree


Broader (hypernym)tree


Narrower (hyponym)American basswood, American lime, cottonwood, Japanese lime, Japanese linden, silver lime, silver linden, small-leaved lime, small-leaved linden, Tilia americana, Tilia cordata, Tilia heterophylla, Tilia japonica, Tilia tomentosa, white basswood


Member meronymgenus Tilia, Tilia


Substance holonymbasswood, linden

6. lime (food) the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees


Broader (hypernym)citrous fruit, citrus, citrus fruit


Narrower (hyponym)key lime


Part meronymCitrus aurantifolia, lime, lime tree


English verb: lime

1. lime (motion) spread birdlime on branches to catch birds


Synonymsbirdlime


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)scatter, spread, spread out

2. lime (contact) cover with lime so as to induce growth


SamplesLime the lawn.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover









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