noun, plural li·brae [lahy-bree, lee-brahy] /ˈlaɪ bri, ˈli braɪ/.
Origin of libra1
Definition for libra (2 of 3)
noun, plural li·bras [lee-vrahs] /ˈli vrɑs/.
Origin of libra2
Definition for libra (3 of 3)
noun, genitive Li·brae [lee-brahy, lahy-bree] /ˈli braɪ, ˈlaɪ bri/ for 1.
- the seventh sign of the zodiac: the cardinal air sign.
- Also Li·bran. a person born under this sign, usually between September 23rd and October 22nd.
Origin of Libra
Examples from the Web for libra
Why in the world have I waited till the day your Libra gets its nihil obstat from Christopher Lemondrop* to send you a note.
BORN THIS WEEK Viggo Mortensen (October 20, 1958) Libra is the cardinal-air sign, which translates to light.
Libra women embody this ancient goddess, self-entitled to cast their judgments as instruments of justice.
Control issues come into focus as Saturn forms a cluster in Libra with Venus, Mercury and the Sun.
Be on guard, especially, against co-dependence—a Libra pitfall.
C agrees with neither, having 20 for 10, but agreeing with A as to libra.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
Libra, the Balance, is one of the “signs” of the Zodiac, but originally formed the claws of the Scorpion.Astronomical Curiosities|J. Ellard Gore
The scales of Libra shall hang obliquely, till Aries puts his crooked horns under them.Old English Chronicles|Various
They will find their best friends among those born under Capricorn and Libra.The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3|Various
Hydra is about 100° in length and reaches almost from Canis Minor to Libra.A Field Book of the Stars|William Tyler Olcott
British Dictionary definitions for libra (1 of 2)
noun plural -brae (-briː)
Word Origin for libra
British Dictionary definitions for libra (2 of 2)
noun Latin genitive Librae (ˈliːbriː)
- Also called: the Scales, the Balance the seventh sign of the zodiac, symbol ♎, having a cardinal air classification and ruled by the planet Venus. The sun is in this sign between about Sept 23 and Oct 22
- a person born under this sign
Word Origin and History for libra
zodiac constellation, late Old English, from Latin libra, literally "pound, balance," from Mediterranean base *lithra- "a scale." Nativized in Old Norse as skala-merki.