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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ But despite their godlike powers, they had not wholly forgotten their origin, in the warm slime of a vanished sea.
▪ He lifted his hands to wipe away the tears and saw dark brown slime.
▪ Many confined invertebrates secrete slime or mucus that insidiously poisons the fishes and often themselves.
▪ Scurrying aft, I had a fast shave, using the pink slime from the soap-dispenser to lather my face.
▪ The slime reduces the drag experienced by the fish swimming behind, which can consequently swim faster.
▪ The slime they exude is obnoxious and slippery, and has the stench of rotting fish.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Slime \Slime\ (sl[imac]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slimed (sl[imac]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Sliming.] To smear with slime.


Slime \Slime\ (sl[imac]m), n. [OE. slim, AS. sl[=i]m; akin to D. slijm, G. schleim, MHG. sl[=i]men to make smooth, Icel. sl[=i]m slime, Dan. sliim; cf. L. limare to file, polish, levis smooth, Gr. ???; or cf. L. limus mud.]

  1. Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud.

    As it [Nilus] ebbs, the seedsman Upon the slime and ooze scatters his grain.

  2. Any mucilaginous substance; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive.

  3. (Script.) Bitumen. [Archaic]

    Slime had they for mortar.
    --Gen. xi. 3.

  4. pl. (Mining) Mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing.

  5. (Physiol.) A mucuslike substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals.

    Slime eel. (Zo["o]l.) See 1st Hag, 4.

    Slime pit, a pit for the collection of slime or bitumen.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English slim "slime," from Proto-Germanic *slimaz (cognates: Old Norse slim, Old Frisian slym, Dutch slijm "slime, phlegm," German Schleim "slime"), probably related to Old English lim "birdlime; sticky substance," from PIE root *(s)lei- "slimy, sticky, slippery" (cognates: Sanskrit linati "sticks, stays, adheres to; slips into, disappears;" Russian slimak "snail;" Old Church Slavonic slina "spittle;" Old Irish sligim "to smear," leinam "I follow," literally "I stick to;" Welsh llyfn "smooth;" Greek leimax "snail," limne "marsh, pool, lake," alinein "to anoint, besmear;" Latin limus "slime, mud, mire," linere "to daub, besmear, rub out, erase"). As an insult to a person from mid-15c. Slime-mold is from 1880.


"to cover with slime," 1620s, from slime (n.). Related: Slimed; sliming.


n. 1 Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive; bitumen; mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing. 2 Any mucilaginous substance; or a mucus-like substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals, such as snails or slugs. 3 (cx informal derogatory English) A sneaky, unethical person; a slimeball. 4 (context figuratively obsolete English) Human flesh, seen disparagingly; mere human form. 5 (context obsolete English) = (l en Jew's slime Jew’s slime) ((l en bitumen)) vb. (context transitive English) To coat with slime.

  1. n. any thick messy substance [syn: sludge, goo, gook, guck, gunk, muck, ooze]

  2. v. cover or stain with slime; "The snake slimed his victim"

Slime (series)

The Slime series, known as in Japan, is a spinoff series of games from Dragon Quest featuring its Slime character. Three games have been released, the second of which, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime, has been released internationally.

The series features top down adventure gameplay mixed with tank combat in the latter two titles. The plot follows Rocket, who must set out on journeys to defend his kingdom and its people from the Tails Brigade.

The series has met with critical reception, and despite its simplicity has been praised for its gameplay mechanics and graphic design, though sales have been mixed.

Slime (brand)

Slime is a publicly owned American business known for its tire sealant and other tire care products. Its headquarters are in the Central Coast of California.

Slime (band)

Slime is a German punk rock band, founded in 1979 and disbanded in 1994. The pre-Slime band was called Screamer, and the post-Slime band is – contrary to the occasional rumors – not Emils (Slime backwards), but Rubberslime, with the member Elf. In 2010, the band reformed to play some concerts for their 30th anniversary without key member Stephan Mahler, who had written most of the lyrics of the last albums. He is substituted by Alex Schwers. Nici took over bass duties from original member Sven "Eddie" Räther. The new incarnation has since brought out an album "Sich Fügen Heißt Lügen" ("submitting means lying") and tours occasionally.

The band was founded by Michael "Elf" Mayer ( guitar), Eddi Räther ( bass) and Ball (Peter Wodok – drums). Some months later, Dirk "Dicken" Jora joined as vocalist. Christian Mevs joined the band in 1980 as second guitarist, and Ball left in 1981 and was replaced by Stephan Mahler.

While their songs in the beginning featured simple riffing and rather stereotypic anarchist sloganeering, music and lyrics became darker and more complex by the third album "Alle Gegen Alle".

Notable songs are "Deutschland Muss Sterben (...Damit Wir Leben Können)" (Germany must die (... so we can live)) (an allusion to "Deutschland muß leben, auch wenn wir sterben müssen" (Germany must live, even if we have to die), the inscription on the Kriegerdenkmal in Hamburg-Dammtor which is a line of the Soldatenlied by the German poet Heinrich Lersch), "Bullenschweine" (literally cop swines), "Polizei SA/SS" (police SA/SS), comparing police to the SA and SS and "A.C.A.B." ("All Cops Are Bastards").

They sang song against war (e.g. "We Don't Need the Army"), and they made a punk anthem with the song "Hey Punk". They even produced songs against their government ("They Don't Give a Fuck"), their justice ("Gerechtigkeit" - means fairness), their police and their politicians ("Sand im Getriebe"). The song "Yankees Raus" (Yankees out) is against imperialism.

The following years, neo-fascism in Germany was rising more and more, so they felt dutybound to sing against them. While their 1992 comeback album "Viva La Muerte" was a rather sketchy affair, their 1994 album "Schweineherbst" (Autumn Of Swines) is by many seen as their masterpiece, musically as well as lyrically. The title song is a raging attack against rightwing mobs, who burned down homes for asylum seekers as well as those who just talk against it but do not act.

The chilling song "Der Tod Ist Ein Meister aus Deutschland" (Death is a master from Germany) was inspired by the poem Todesfuge (lit. "Death Fugue") by Paul Celan, who was a prisoner in different concentration camps during the Third reich which describes the horrors he had experienced there.


SLIME, the Superior Lisp Interaction Mode for Emacs, is an Emacs mode for developing Common Lisp applications. SLIME originates in an Emacs mode called SLIM written by Eric Marsden. It is developed as an open-source public domain software project by Luke Gorrie and Helmut Eller. Over 100 Lisp developers have contributed code to SLIME since the project was started in 2003. SLIME uses a backend called Swank that is loaded into Common Lisp.

SLIME works with the following Common Lisp implementations:

  • CMU Common Lisp (CMUCL)
  • Scieneer Common Lisp
  • Steel Bank Common Lisp (SBCL)
  • Clozure CL (former OpenMCL)
  • LispWorks
  • Allegro Common Lisp
  • Embeddable Common Lisp (ECL)
  • Armed Bear Common Lisp (ABCL)

Some implementations of other programming languages are using SLIME:

  • Clojure
  • JavaScript
  • Kawa, a Scheme implementation
  • GNU R
  • Ruby
  • MIT Scheme
  • Scheme48

There are also clones of SLIME:

  • SOLID for OCaml
Slime (Dragon Quest)

The Slime is the mascot of the Dragon Quest role-playing video game franchise. Originally inspired by the game Wizardry to be a weak and common monster for the video game Dragon Quest, Slime has appeared in almost every Dragon Quest game since. The character's popularity led to the appearance of many varieties of slimes, including boss characters, and even emerging as the protagonist of the Rocket Slime video game series.

The Slime has been placed on a multitude of different kinds of merchandise. The Slime's friendliness, limited power, and appealing form have caused the Slime to become a popular character and symbol of the Dragon Quest series.

Slime (toy)

Slime was a toy product manufactured by Mattel, sold in a plastic trash can and introduced in the winter of 1976 consisting of a non-toxic viscous, oozing green material made primarily from guar gum. Different variations of Slime were released over the years, including Slime containing rubber insects, eyeballs, and worms and Masters of the Universe Slime for Hordak's Slime Pit playset in the 1980s.

The late 1970s also introduced a Slime Monster board game; the object of the game was to avoid having your game piece slimed on by a foot-tall plastic monster that had slime oozing from its mouth. Other toy companies have produced their own slime such as the Ecto-Plazm play gel sold with select figures in Kenner's Real Ghostbusters toyline. Playmates' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figure line also had Retro- Mutagen slime sold in containers and included with playsets.

Slime (video game)

Slime is a 1982 video game for the Atari 8-bit series written by Steve Hales and distributed by Synapse Software. The player attempts to protect their ship from a rain of enormous drops of slime by deflecting them into huge canisters, while fending off attacks by an alien flying saucer.

Slime, under the title Super Storm, was one of a number of titles Atari ported to other platforms under their Atarisoft brand. A number of Super Storm game cartridges for the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A were manufactured, but were not released after the company was purchased by Jack Tramiel.

Usage examples of "slime".

It was filled not quite to the brim with a mass of what looked like thick red slime and it bubbled continuously as if aboil on some gigantic stove.

Halott was gone, the tiger returned and chuffed once more and I followed it down a set of stairs, down through a laboratory of some kind, and on down into dank basements below, with water adrip, slime on the walls, and rats running everywhere.

In his joy he slimed all of us, including the trembling Bezel, who was being prevented from decamping by the firm grip Nunzio had on the back of his neck.

He could see the second body, half submerged in slime and dark brackish water, trapped and held by the boggy earth.

Serena told me that Edith Smugg had only been dead two hours before Citronella had phoned up, sliming away.

She wields a gleaming machete and chops the durian in half, revealing the clean yellow slime of its interior with its fat gleaming pits.

Muck oozed up into the car window and Farger raised the window just ahead of the slime.

Tapers of slime ran down the walls, fungal growths blooming from the cracks.

A sticky kind of fungal mould slimed every leaf for three metres above the ground.

It was coated with a thick slime and the little Zulu gagged at the smell of it.

For that matter, Ussmak could have been one of the poor wretches in radiation suits who guddled around in the freezing Tosevite slime for the bits of radioactive material their detectors found.

And how did a piece of slime like Phil Frigging Skink get the estimable Troy Jefferson, with his overt political ambitions, to offer a lowball plea in the first place?

The floor of the depression was covered with a rotten green slime that glinted oilily in the sun.

She particularly hated pseudomonas, a bacterial infection that coated burn patients with green slime.

Glistening with slime, he head resembled an octopus with pupilless, milky white eyes.