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1. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Scorpius and Virgo. Also called Balance, Scales.
a. The seventh sign of the zodiac in astrology. Also called Balance, Scales.
b. pl. Li·bras One who is born under this sign.
[Middle English, from Latin Lībra, from lībra, balance, the constellation Libra.]
n. pl. li·brae (-brē′) Abbr. lb.
A unit of weight in ancient Rome equivalent to about 12 ounces.
[Middle English, from Latin lībra.]
n, pl -brae (-briː)
(Units) an ancient Roman unit of weight corresponding to 1 pound, but equal to about 12 ounces
[C14: from Latin, literally: scales]
n, Latin genitive Librae (ˈliːbriː)
1. (Astronomy) astronomy a small faint zodiacal constellation in the S hemisphere, lying between Virgo and Scorpius on the ecliptic
2. (Astrology) astrology
a. Also called: the Scales or 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
b. a person born under this sign
adjAlso (for senses 2b, 3): Libran
(Astrology) astrology born under or characteristic of Libra
li•bra(ˈlaɪ brə, ˈli-)
n., pl. -brae (-brē, -brī).
the ancient Roman pound (containing 5053 grains or 327.4 grams).
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
Li•bra(ˈli brə, ˈlaɪ-)
n. gen. -brae (-braɪ, -bri) for 1,
1. the Balance, a zodiacal constellation near Virgo.
a. the seventh sign of the zodiac.
b. Also, Li′bran. a person born under this sign, usu. between September 23 and October 22.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin lībra literally, pair of scales, libra]
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Scorpius and Virgo.
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|Noun||1.||Libra - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra|
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
|2.||Libra - a small faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Virgo and Scorpius|
zodiac - a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
|3.||Libra - the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22|
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