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Lime vs. Lye

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  • Lime (noun)

    Any inorganic material containing calcium, usually calcium oxide (quicklime) or calcium hydroxide (slaked lime).

  • Lime (noun)

    Any gluey or adhesive substance; something which traps or captures someone; sometimes a synonym for birdlime.

  • Lime (noun)

    A deciduous tree of the genus Tilia, especially ver=161115; the linden tree, or its wood.

  • Lime (noun)

    Any of several green citrus fruit, somewhat smaller and sharper-tasting than a lemon.

  • Lime (noun)

    Any of the trees that bear limes, especially key lime, ver=161115.

  • Lime (noun)

    A light, somewhat yellowish, green colour associated with the fruits of a lime tree.

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  • Lime (verb)

    To treat with calcium hydroxide or calcium oxide (lime).

  • Lime (verb)

    To smear with birdlime.

  • Lime (verb)

    To apply limewash.

  • Lime (verb)

    To hang out/socialize in an informal, relaxed environment, especially with friends, for example at a party or on the beach.

  • Lime (adjective)

    Containing lime or lime juice.

  • Lime (adjective)

    Having the aroma or flavor of lime.

  • Lime (adjective)

    Lime-green.

  • Lye (noun)

    An alkaline liquid made by leaching ashes (usually wood ashes).

  • Lye (noun)

    Potassium or sodium hydroxide (caustic soda).

  • Lye (noun)

    A short side line, connected with the main line; a turn-out; a siding.

  • Lye (verb)

    obsolete spelling of lie

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  • Lime (noun)

    a white caustic alkaline substance consisting of calcium oxide, which is obtained by heating limestone and which combines with water with the production of much heat; quicklime.

  • Lime (noun)

    a white alkaline substance consisting of calcium hydroxide, made by adding water to quicklime and used in traditional building methods to make plaster, mortar, and limewash.

  • Lime (noun)

    (in general use) any of a number of calcium compounds, especially calcium hydroxide, used as an additive to soil or water.

  • Lime (noun)

    birdlime.

  • Lime (noun)

    a rounded citrus fruit similar to a lemon but greener, smaller, and with a distinctive acid flavour

    "wedges of lime"

    "lime juice"

    "roughly chop two limes"

  • Lime (noun)

    a drink made from or flavoured with lime juice

    "lager and lime"

  • Lime (noun)

    the evergreen citrus tree which produces limes, widely cultivated in warm climates.

  • Lime (noun)

    a bright light green colour like that of a lime

    "a lime-green bikini"

  • Lime (noun)

    a deciduous tree with heart-shaped leaves and fragrant yellowish blossom, native to north temperate regions. The pale timber is used for carving and inexpensive furniture.

  • Lime (noun)

    an informal social gathering characterized by semi-ritualized talking.

  • Lime (verb)

    treat (soil or water) with lime to reduce acidity and improve fertility or oxygen levels

    "they were liming acidified lakes"

  • Lime (verb)

    give (wood) a bleached appearance by treating it with lime

    "limed oak dining furniture"

  • Lime (verb)

    catch (a bird) with birdlime

    "the bird that hath been limed in a bush"

  • Lime (verb)

    sit or stand around talking with others

    "boys and girls were liming along the roadside as if they didn't have anything to do"

  • Lye (noun)

    a strongly alkaline solution, especially of potassium hydroxide, used for washing or cleansing.

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Lime (noun)

    A thong by which a dog is led; a leash.

  • Lime (noun)

    The linden tree. See Linden.

  • Lime (noun)

    The fruit of the Citrus aurantifolia, allied to the lemon, but greener in color; also, the tree which bears it.

  • Lime (noun)

    The color of the lime{1}, a yellowish-green.

  • Lime (noun)

    Birdlime.

  • Lime (noun)

    Oxide of calcium, CaO; the white or gray, caustic substance, usually called quicklime, obtained by calcining limestone or shells, the heat driving off carbon dioxide and leaving lime. It develops great heat when treated with water, forming slaked lime, and is an essential ingredient of cement, plastering, mortar, etc.

  • Lime

    To smear with a viscous substance, as birdlime.

  • Lime

    To entangle; to insnare.

  • Lime

    To treat with lime, or oxide or hydrate of calcium; to manure with lime; as, to lime hides for removing the hair; to lime sails in order to whiten them; to lime the lawn to decrease acidity of the soil.

  • Lime

    To cement.

  • Lime (adjective)

    having a yellowish-green color like that of the lime (the fruit).

  • Lye (noun)

    A strong caustic alkaline solution of potassium salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes. It is much used in making soap, etc.

  • Lye (noun)

    Sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide, or a concentrated aqueous solution of either compound.

  • Lye (noun)

    A short side line, connected with the main line; a turn-out; a siding.

  • Lye (noun)

    A falsehood.

Webster Dictionary
  • Lime (noun)

    a caustic substance produced by heating limestone

  • Lime (noun)

    a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide

  • Lime (noun)

    a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds

  • Lime (noun)

    any of various related trees bearing limes

  • Lime (noun)

    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

  • Lime (noun)

    the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees

  • Lime (verb)

    spread birdlime on branches to catch birds

  • Lime (verb)

    cover with lime so as to induce growth;

    "lime the lawn"

  • Lye (noun)

    a strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide

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