the ancient Roman pound (containing 5053 grains or 327.4 grams).
Other definitions for libra (2 of 3)
Other definitions for Libra (3 of 3)
Astronomy. the Balance, a zodiacal constellation between Virgo and Serpens.
the seventh sign of the zodiac: the cardinal air sign.
Also Libran. a person born under this sign, usually between September 23rd and October 22nd.
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How to use libra in a sentence
On being fused with twenty-three libras of lead, nothing was obtained from the said assay.
Item reliquit societati Sanct Mari de Certaldo libras quinque florenorum parvorum.Giovanni Boccaccio, a Biographical Study | Edward Hutton
Et quando Rogerius Bigot eos rehabuit dederunt similiter 20 libras.Domesday Book and Beyond | Frederic William Maitland
Along the sides they carried five falcons, firing balls of six libras.
For a beginning, he offered an iron piece that uses a ball weighing three libras, which he handed over to the said adjutant Eras.
British Dictionary definitions for libra (1 of 2)
an ancient Roman unit of weight corresponding to 1 pound, but equal to about 12 ounces
British Dictionary definitions for Libra (2 of 2)
astronomy a small faint zodiacal constellation in the S hemisphere, lying between Virgo and Scorpius on the ecliptic
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
astrology born under or characteristic of Libra
- Also (for senses 2b, 3): Libran (ˈlɪbrən)
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Scientific definitions for Libra
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Scorpius and Virgo. Libra (the Scales or Balance) is the seventh sign of the zodiac.
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