Definition of Libra

1. Noun. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra.

Exact synonyms: Balance
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Category relationships: Astrology, Star Divination

2. Noun. A small faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Virgo and Scorpius.
Group relationships: Zodiac
Generic synonyms: Constellation

3. Noun. The seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22.

Definition of Libra

1. n. The Balance; the seventh sign in the zodiac, which the sun enters at the autumnal equinox in September, marked thus &libra; in almanacs, etc.

Definition of Libra

1. Proper noun. (zodiac constellations): A constellation of the zodiac, supposedly shaped like a set of scales. ¹

2. Proper noun. (astrology): The astrological sign for the scales, ruled by Venus and covering September 24 - October 23. ¹

3. Noun. Someone with a Libra star sign ¹

4. Noun. A Roman unit of weight equal to about 327 grams. ¹

5. Noun. Any of various units of weight in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries approximately equal to 460 grams or a little more than a US or UK pound. ¹

6. Noun. (alternative spelling of libbra), an Italian unit of weight. ¹

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Definition of Libra

1. an ancient Roman unit of weight [n -BRAE] / a former gold coin of Peru [n -S]

Medical Definition of Libra

1. Origin: L, a balance. The Balance; the seventh sign in the zodiac, which the sun enters at the autumnal equinox in September, marked thus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Libra

libido dominandi
libido theory
libra (current term)

Literary usage of Libra

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer: A New Text with Illustrative Notes by Geoffrey Chaucer (1851)
"Some of the MSS. read / mene libra. According to the reading which I have followed, exaltation is not to be considered as a technical term, ..."

2. The Geography of the Heavens, and Class Book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a by Elijah Hinsdale Burritt, Thomas Dick (1849)
"Virgo was the goddess of justice, and libra, the scales, ... When the sun enters the sign libra, the days and nights are equal all over the world, ..."

3. The Metric Fallacy: An Investigation of the Claims Made for the Metric by Frederick Arthur Halsey, Samuel Sherman Dale (1920)
""In many cases the libra and vara are used." According to the Report to the ... Rubber at Wholesale: libra, quintal. Railway Tariff for Passengers and ..."

4. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1919)
"Butter and Cheese at Wholesale: libra. Railway Tar(ff for Passengers and Fright (Load and Distance): Cubic foot, quintal, ..."

5. A Short History of Astronomy by Arthur Berry (1899)
"... and the first point of libra (^), are still the recognised names for the equinoctial points. In some cases individual stars also received special names, ..."

6. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"Weight! of the Ancient Romani. oí. dr. gr. Th« pound (libra) 10 8 48 Tb« ounce ... libra, undo. ..."

7. Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers by James Donaldson, Alexander Roberts, Allan Menzies, Novatianus (1868)
"Type of those born under libra. ... born in libra will be of the following description: Lair, thin, drooping, reddish and longish, forehead pointed 1 Or, ..."

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