What does limestone mean?

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ˈlaɪmˌstoʊnlime·stone

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. limestone(noun)

    a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals

Wiktionary

  1. limestone(Noun)

    An abundant rock of marine and fresh-water sediments; primarily composed of calcite (CaCOu2083); it occurs in a variety of forms, both crystalline and amorphous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Limestone(noun)

    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

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  1. Limestone

    Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate. Many limestones are composed from skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral or foraminifera. Limestone makes up about 10% of the total volume of all sedimentary rocks. The solubility of limestone in water and weak acid solutions leads to karst landscapes, in which water erodes the limestone over thousands to millions of years. Most cave systems are through limestone bedrock. Limestone has numerous uses: as a building material, as aggregate for the base of roads, as white pigment or filler in products such as toothpaste or paints, and as a chemical feedstock. The first geologist to distinguish limestone from dolomite was Belsazar Hacquet in 1778.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of limestone in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of limestone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of limestone in a Sentence

  1. Henk Jonkers:

    It is combining nature with construction materials, nature is supplying us a lot of functionality for free -- in this case, limestone-producing bacteria. If we can implement it in materials, we can really benefit from it, so I think it's a really nice example of tying nature and the built environments together in one new concept.

  2. Toby Daly-Engel:

    The coral will die, leaving just its skeleton behind, which eventually turns into limestone, then, in come the animals like starfishes and sea urchins; we call those grazers. So instead of a bunch of different species sharks, bony fishes, invertebrates and mollusks you end up with a reef with four to five species in it, tops. Thats a dead reef.

  3. Coco Peterson:

    Bluestone—an exceptionally hard limestone—has a low water absorption so it’s an ideal dining surface.

Images & Illustrations of limestone

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