lime
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lime(
laym
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fruit)
a. la lima
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Limes are more sour than lemons.Las limas son más agrias que los limones.
b. el limón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I need a lime for the guacamole.Necesito un limón para el guacamole.
2. (citrus tree)
a. el limero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What time of year do limes usually bloom?¿Durante cuál época del año florecen normalmente los limeros?
b. el limonero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
The lime is losing its leaves.Se le están cayendo las hojas al limonero.
c. el palo de limón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
We've planted a lime in the backyard.Plantamos un palo de limón en el jardín trasero.
3. (linden tree) (United Kingdom)
a. el tilo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The branches of my lime provide shade in the garden.Las ramas de mi tilo proporcionan sombra al jardín.
4. (chemistry)
a. la cal
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Lime is an irritant.La cal es un irritante.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (agriculture)
a. abonar con cal
The acid soil here benefits from liming in the early spring.Al suelo ácido de aquí le beneficia ser abonado con cal al principio de la primavera.
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lime
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (chemistry)
a. la cal
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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lime [laɪm]
noun
(Geol) cal (f); (birdlime) liga (f);
transitive verb
(Agr) abonar con cal
lime [laɪm]
noun
(Bot) (citrus fruit) lima (f); (tree) limero (m); (colour) verde (m) lima;
modifier
lime juice (n) zumo (m) or jugo (m) de lima; (LAm)
lime [laɪm]
noun
(Bot) (also lime tree) (linden) tilo (m)
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The word lime is the present subjunctive form of limar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full limar conjugation.
limar
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limar(
lee
-
mahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to smooth with a file)
a. to file down
Voy a limar los bordes de la mesa para que los niños no se hagan daño.I'm going to file down the edges of the table so that the children don't get hurt.
b. to file (nails)
Si no te limas esa uña, se te va a enganchar con la ropa.If you don't get that nail filed, it will snag your clothes.
2. (to refine)
a. to polish
Aún tienes que limar el tono que utilizas en este texto.You still have to polish the tone you use in this text.
3. (to ease)
a. to iron out
La única forma de limar nuestras diferencias es hablando.The only way for us to iron out our differences is talking.
b. to smooth over
Las dos hermanas limaron sus asperezas.The two sisters smoothed their differences over.
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limar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (pulir)
a. to file down
2. (fig)
a. to polish, to add the finishing touches to
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limar
transitive verb
1 (Técnica) (con lima) to file down; file off
2 [+uñas] to file
3 (pulir) [+artículo, obra] to polish up; [+diferencias] to iron out
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Phrases with "lime"
Here are the most popular phrases with "lime." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
lime juice
el jugo de lima
key lime pie
la tarta de lima
lime green
verde lima
lime zest
la peladura de lima
lime tree
el limonero
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