Definition of libra in English:

libra

noun

  • (in ancient Rome) a unit of weight, equivalent to 12 ounces (0.34 kg). It was the forerunner of the pound.

    • ‘When this was borrowed by the English, they used the name penny but retained the symbol d.: twelve denarii made one solidus, and 20 solidi one pound or libra, giving the term £. s.d., which survived until decimalization in 1971.’
    • ‘L, symbol for the monetary unit pound, stands for libra, Latin for pound (weight).’

Origin

Latin, pound, balance.

Pronunciation:

libra

/ˈlʌɪbrə/

Definition of Libra in English:

Libra

proper noun

  • 1Astronomy
    A small constellation (the Scales or Balance), said to represent the pair of scales which is the symbol of justice. It contains no bright stars.

    1. 1.1as genitive Librae /ˈliːbriː, ˈlɪb-, ˈlʌɪb-/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in the Libra constellation:
      ‘the star Alpha Librae’
  • 2Astrology
    The seventh sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters at the northern autumnal equinox (about 23 September).

    1. 2.1a Libra A person born when the sun is in the sign of Libra.
      • ‘For context, she is a Libra, born in October, and I am a Virgo, born in September.’
      • ‘For a Libra, that same full Moon might upset the emotional apple cart that they have just worked so hard to get sorted.’
      • ‘And doesn't a Libra, like all air signs, hold ‘clear thinking’ in high regard?’
      • ‘In our conversation, she told how she had begun dating a man, a Libra, and immediately discounted him, since he would not make a quick commitment to her.’
      • ‘I am a Leo, so I think I only tend to get attracted to girls who are Aries, Gemini, Libra or Sagittarius.’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation:

Libra

/ˈliːbrə/