noun Date: 14th century a rock that is formed chiefly by accumulation of organic remains (as shells or coral), consists mainly of calcium carbonate, is extensively used in building, and yields lime when burned

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  • Limestone — (engl. für Kalkstein) ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Limestone (Illinois) Limestone (Maine) und die Limestone Loring Air Force Base (IATA Code LIZ) Limestone (New York) Limestone (Kentucky) früherer Name von Maysville… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Limestone — Limestone, NY U.S. village in New York Population (2000): 411 Housing Units (2000): 188 Land area (2000): 1.628996 sq. miles (4.219080 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.013843 sq. miles (0.035852 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.642839 sq. miles (4.254932 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Limestone — Lime stone (l[imac]m st[=o]n ), 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limestone — (spr. Leimstohn, d.i. Kalkstein), 1) Grafschaft im Staate Alabama (Nordamerika), 22 QM.; Flüsse: Tennessee u. Elk Rivers; hügelig (Kalkgebirge, daher der Name); Producte: Mais, Weizen, Hafer; Dampfschifffahrt auf dem Tennessee River; 1850: 16,483 …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Limestone — (engl., spr. laimstōn), soviel wie Kalkstein …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Limestone — (engl., spr. leimstohn), Kalkstein (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • limestone — (n.) late 14c., from LIME (Cf. lime) (n.1) + STONE (Cf. stone) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • limestone — ► NOUN ▪ a hard sedimentary rock composed mainly of calcium carbonate …   English terms dictionary

  • limestone — [līm′stōn΄] n. a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium carbonate, often composed of the organic remains of sea animals, as mollusks, corals, etc., and used as building stone, a source of lime, etc.: when crystallized by heat and pressure… …   English World dictionary

  • Limestone — For other uses, see Limestone (disambiguation). Limestone Sedimentary Rock Limestone in Waitomo District, New Zealand Composition …   Wikipedia

  • limestone — /luym stohn /, n. a sedimentary rock consisting predominantly of calcium carbonate, varieties of which are formed from the skeletons of marine microorganisms and coral: used as a building stone and in the manufacture of lime. Cf. marble. [1515… …   Universalium

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