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Definition 1: the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees - [noun denoting food]

(lime is a kind of ...) any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions

(... is a kind of lime ) small yellow-green limes of southern Florida

(... is part of lime) any of various related trees bearing limes

Definition 2: any of various related trees bearing limes - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for lime in the sense of this definition

(lime is a kind of ...) any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds

(lime is a part of ...) the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees

(... is a member of lime) orange; lemon; lime; etc.

Definition 3: 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 - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for lime in the sense of this definition

(lime is a kind of ...) a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

(... is a kind of lime ) large American shade tree with large dark green leaves and rounded crown

(... is a kind of lime ) large spreading European linden with small dark green leaves; often cultivated as an ornamental

(... is a kind of lime ) American basswood of the Allegheny region

(... is a kind of lime ) medium-sized tree of Japan used as an ornamental

(... is a kind of lime ) large tree native to eastern Europe and Asia Minor having leaves with white tomentum on the under side; widely cultivated as an ornamental

(... is a member of lime) deciduous trees with smooth usually silver-grey bark of North America and Europe and Asia: lime trees; lindens; basswood

(lime is made of the substance ...) soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork

Definition 4: a caustic substance produced by heating limestone - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for lime in the sense of this definition

(lime is a kind of ...) a compound of an oxide with water

Definition 5: a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for lime in the sense of this definition

(lime is a kind of ...) any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical

(lime is made of the substance ...) a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals

Definition 6: a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for lime in the sense of this definition

(lime is a kind of ...) a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together

Definition 7: cover with lime so as to induce growth - [verb of contact]

Samples where lime or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lime the lawn

(lime is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

Definition 8: spread birdlime on branches to catch birds - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for lime in the sense of this definition

(lime is a kind of ...) strew or distribute over an area

"He spread fertilizer over the lawn" "scatter cards across the table"

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