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libra

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noun li·bra \for 1 & 2a ˈlē-brə, sometimes ˈlī-brə, for 2b ˈlē-brə or ˈlēv-rə\

Definition of libra

  1. 1 capitalized a :  a southern zodiacal constellation between Virgo and Scorpio represented by a pair of scales b (1) :  the seventh sign of the zodiac in astrology — see zodiac table (2) :  one born under the sign of Libra

  2. 2 a plural librae play \ˈlī-ˌbrē, ˈlē-ˌbrī\ [Latin] :  an ancient Roman unit of weight equal to 327.45 grams b [Spanish & Portuguese, from Latin] :  any of various Spanish, Portuguese, Colombian, or Venezuelan units of weight



Origin of libra

Middle English, from Latin (genitive Librae), literally, scales, pound


First Known Use: before 12th century


LIBRA Defined for Kids

Libra

noun Li·bra \ˈlē-brə, ˈlī-\

Definition of Libra for Students

  1. 1 :  a constellation between Virgo and Scorpio imagined as a pair of scales

  2. 2 :  the seventh sign of the zodiac or a person born under this sign





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