Definition of Libra in English:

Libra

proper noun

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

    1. 1.1Used with a 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 September 23)

    1. 2.1A person born when the sun is in the sign of Libra.
      • ‘For a Libra, that same full Moon might upset the emotional apple cart that they have just worked so hard to get sorted.’
      • ‘For context, she is a Libra, born in October, and I am a Virgo, born in September.’
      • ‘I am a Leo, so I think I only tend to get attracted to girls who are Aries, Gemini, Libra or Sagittarius.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘And doesn't a Libra, like all air signs, hold ‘clear thinking’ in high regard?’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation:

Libra

/ˈlēbrə/

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.

    • ‘L, symbol for the monetary unit pound, stands for libra, Latin for pound (weight).’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Latin, pound, balance.

Pronunciation:

libra

/ˈlēbrə/