1. To smear with a viscous substance, as birdlime.
These twigs, in time, will come to be limed.L'Estrange.
2. To entangle; to insnare.
We had limed ourselvesTennyson.
With open eyes, and we must take the chance.
3. 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.
Land may be improved by draining, marling, and liming.Sir J. Child.
4. To cement. "Who gave his blood to lime the stones together." Shak.
(Lime"hound`) n. [Lime a leash + hound.] A dog used in hunting the wild boar; a leamer.
(Lime"kiln`) n. A kiln or furnace in which limestone or shells are burned and reduced to lime.
(Li*men"e*an) a. Of or pertaining to Lima, or to the inhabitants of Lima, in Peru. n. A
native or inhabitant of Lima.
(Lim"er) n. A limehound; a limmer. Chaucer.
(Lime"stone`) n. A rock consisting chiefly of calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime. It sometimes
contains also magnesium carbonate, and is then called magnesian or dolomitic limestone. Crystalline
limestone is called marble.
(Lime twig). See under 4th Lime.
(Lime"-twigged`) a. Beset with snares; insnared, as with birdlime. L. Addison.
(Lime"wa`ter) n. Water impregnated with lime; esp., an artificial solution of lime for medicinal
(||Li*mic"o*læ) n. pl. [L. limicola a dweller in the mud; limus mud + colere to dwell.] (Zoöl.) A
group of shore birds, embracing the plovers, sandpipers, snipe, curlew, etc.; the Grallæ.
(Li*mic"o*line) a. (Zoöl.) Shore-inhabiting; of or pertaining to the Limicolæ.
(Lim"i*ness) n. The state or quality of being limy.
(Lim"it) n. [From L. limes, limitis: cf. F. limite; or from E. limit, v. See Limit, v. t.]
1. That which terminates, circumscribes, restrains, or confines; the bound, border, or edge; the utmost
extent; as, the limit of a walk, of a town, of a country; the limits of human knowledge or endeavor.
As eager of the chase, the maidPope.
Beyond the forest's verdant limits strayed.
2. The space or thing defined by limits.
The archdeacon hath divided itShak.
Into three limits very equally.