lib

[ lib ]
/ lɪb /

noun Informal.

liberation(def 2): women's lib; gay lib.

Origin of lib

First recorded in 1965–70; by shortening

Definition for lib (2 of 6)

lib.1

Origin of lib.

1
From the Latin word liber

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Definition for lib (5 of 6)

ad lib
[ ad lib, ad ]
/ æd ˈlɪb, ˈæd /

noun

something improvised in speech, music, etc.: Was that joke part of your speech or an ad lib?

adverb

at one's pleasure; without restriction.
freely; as needed; without stint: Water can be given to the patients ad lib.

Origin of ad lib

First recorded in 1810–20; see origin at ad libitum

Definition for lib (6 of 6)

ad lib.

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British Dictionary definitions for lib (1 of 3)

lib
/ (lɪb) /

noun

informal, sometimes derogatory short for liberation (def. 2)

British Dictionary definitions for lib (2 of 3)

lib.

abbreviation for

librarian
library

British Dictionary definitions for lib (3 of 3)

Lib.

abbreviation for

Liberal
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Medicine definitions for lib

ad lib.

abbr.

ad libitum (freely, as desired)
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