libra

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noun li·bra \for senses 1 & 2a ˈlē-brə, sometimes ˈlī-brə, for sense 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 scalesb (1) :  the seventh sign of the zodiac in astrology — see zodiac table (2) :  one born under the sign of Libra

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

Origin and Etymology of libra

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


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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