communications code word

Li·​ma ˈlē-mə How to pronounce Lima (audio)
used as a code word for the letter l

Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Lima was in 1952

Dictionary Entries Near Lima

Cite this Entry

“Lima.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

ˈlī-mə How to pronounce Lima (audio) city south-southwest of Toledo in northwestern Ohio population 38,771
ˈlē-mə How to pronounce Lima (audio) city on the Rímac River and capital of Peru population 8,039,000
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!