Definition of 'lye'
Example sentences containing 'lye'
No wood for hot water, so had to use ashes and lye again.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The resulting lye was then boiled into salt in earthen pots, using wood from the dense local forests as fuel.The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History (2007)
The floors of the main living area are made from Douglas fir planks with a light lye and white-soap finish.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Trends of 'lye'
View usage over:
Definition of lye from the Collins English Dictionary
Why every generation is at risk
We take a look at the etymology behind the word 'election' in the run-up to the UK General Election in June
Language expert Ian Brookes looks at the word 'election' and its origins.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.