follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

quicklime

[kwik-lahym] /ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm/
noun
1.
lime1 (def 1).
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English quyk lym, translation Latin calx vīva; see quick, lime1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for quick-lime

quicklime

/ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm/
noun
1.
another name for calcium oxide
Word Origin
C15: from quick (in the archaic sense: living) + lime1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for quicklime

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for quick

20
22
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with quick-lime