KJV Dictionary Definition: lime


LIME, n. L. limus; Gr. and allied to clammy. On this word is formed slime.

1. A viscous substance, sometimes laid on twigs for catching birds.

2. Calcarious earth, oxyd of calcium, procured from chalk and certain stones and shells, by expelling from them the carbonic acid, by means of a strong heat in a furnace. The best lime for mortar or cement is obtained from limestone, or carbonate of lime, of which marble is a fine species.

3. The linden tree.

4. See Lemon. A species of acid fruit, smaller than the lemon.

LIME, v.t.

1. To smear with a viscous substance.

2. To entangle; to ensnare.

3. To manure with lime.

Land may be improved by draining, marling and liming.

4. To cement.


LI'MED, pp. Smeared with lime; entangled; manured with lime.


LI'MING, ppr. Daubing with viscous matter; entangling; manuring with lime.