Definition of Lyra

1. Noun. A small constellation in the northern hemisphere near Cygnus and Draco; contains the star Vega.

Generic synonyms: Constellation
Member holonyms: Vega



Definition of Lyra

1. n. A northern constellation, the Harp, containing a white star of the first magnitude, called Alpha Lyræ, or Vega.

Definition of Lyra

1. Proper noun. (constellation) A summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a lyre. It includes the bright star Vega and the Ring Nebula. ¹

2. Proper noun. (qualifier rare) (Ancient Greek female given name). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lyra

1. a lutelike instrument forerunner of the mandolin [n LYRA]

Medical Definition of Lyra

1. 1. A northern constellation, the Harp, containing a white star of the first magnitude, called Alpha Lyrae, or Vega. 2. The middle portion of the ventral surface of the fornix of the brain; so called from the arrangement of the lines with which it is marked in the human brain. Origin: L. Lyra, Gr. See Lyre. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lyra

lyophilizer
lyophilizers
lyophilizes
lyophilizing
lyophobe
lyophobic
lyophobic colloid
lyophylized
lyopomata
lyosorption
lyotropic
lyotropic series
lyotropy
lypemania
lypressin
lyra (current term)
lyra uterina
lyraid
lyrate
lyrate leaf
lyrated
lyrately
lyre
lyre-flower
lyre bird
lyre snake
lyrebird
lyrebirds
lyreflower
lyrelike

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