Definition of Limestone

1. Noun. A sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals.

Terms within: Atomic Number 20, Ca, Calcium, Atomic Number 6, C, Carbon, Calcite
Generic synonyms: Rock, Stone, Sedimentary Rock
Specialized synonyms: Rottenstone, Tripoli



Definition of Limestone

1. 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.

Definition of Limestone

1. Noun. (minerology) An abundant rock of marine and fresh-water sediments; primarily composed of calcite (CaCO?); it occurs in a variety of forms, both crystalline and amorphous. ¹

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Definition of Limestone

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Limestone

limequats
limer
limerance
limerances
limerence
limerences
limerent
limericist
limericists
limerick
limericks
limers
limes
limescale
limescaled
limestone (current term)
limestone fern
limestone pavement
limestone salamander
limestones
limewash
limewashed
limewashes
limewashing
limewater
limewaters
limewood
limewoods
limey
limeys

Literary usage of Limestone

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Dolomite, Granite, limestone, Marble. Rocks and Tufts. Dolomite. ... limestone. Volcanic Rocks and Tuffs. Dolomite, Sandstone. limestone. Dolomite. ..."

2. Reports ... 2d Series by International Labour Office, United States Tariff Commission (1915)
"Lecompton limestone member.—The Lecompton is an assemblage of thin ... Deer Creek limestone member.—The Deer Creek consists of three limestones with ..."

3. Index of Economic Material in the Documents of the States of the United by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse, Carnegie Institution of Washington. Dept. of Economics and Sociology (1912)
"Table: tons of limestone mined for burning lime, building stone, flux; ... On diminution of limestone industry in state. (19 AR inspector of mines 1892/3: ..."

4. Bulletin by Tennessee Division of Geology, Geological Survey, Division of Geology, Tennessee (1913)
"limestone FOR FLUX. General statement.—No especial search was made for fluxing material during the present investigation of the red iron ores, ..."

5. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1916)
"A photograph of the interbedded relation of tuff and limestone at this point accompanies this discussion. This is probably, in part at least, ..."

6. Transactions by North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers., Gerard H. Matthes (1882)
"consists almost entirely of limestone, there being only in addition a few thin beda of shale ... limestone Black shale Red joint limestone Black shale. ..."

7. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1905)
"In 1838 Professor Locke adopted the name "Cliff limestone" "for the very extensive deposit of limestone above the blue limestone"2 (the latter limestone he ..."

8. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Traced towards the south-west, the limestone diminishes to sometimes not more than ... In the Pennine area, however, the massive limestone is succeeded by a ..."

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