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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


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


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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