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Libra the Scales

Definition:

the 7th sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22

Class:

location noun (spatial position)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

zodiac constellation, from Latin libra, literally "pound, balance", from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wiktionary:

Balance [French]

Libra (constellation) | [astrology] Libra (star sign) (6 of 11 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Balance

Random House Dictionary:

balance | balancé: balancés [plural] | balanced [past tense] | balancing [present participle] | balancé | Balance [sense-specific] | in the balance [sense-specific] | on balance [sense-specific] | balance wheel [synonym, sense-specific]

a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight, amount, etc. | something used to produce equilibrium; counterpoise. | mental ... (19 of 622 words, 32 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/balance

Wikipedia:

Balance [disambiguation] | balanced | balancing

may refer to: Balance (ability) in biomechanics | Balance (accounting) | Weighing scale, also known as a balance. | Balance (band), a 1980s pop-rock group | Balance (Van Halen album) | Balance (Kim-Lian album) | Balance (Akrobatik album) | Balance (Leo... (34 of 293 words, 26 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

Scales | scale | the Scales [sense-specific] | scale insect [sense-specific] | tip the scales [sense-specific] | limescale [sense-specific] | tr [synonym, sense-specific] | scalelike [adjective, derived]

See "the Scales" | any of the numerous plates, made of various substances resembling enamel or dentine, covering the bodies of fishes | any of the ... (24 of 922 words, 39 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scales

American Heritage Dictionary:

libra | librae [plural] | lb. [plural] | Libra | Balance [sense-specific] | Scales [sense-specific]

A unit of weight in ancient Rome equivalent to about 12 ounces. | A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Scorpius and Virgo. | The seventh ... (24 of 75 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/libra

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Libra [constellation]

in astronomy, zodiacal constellation in the southern sky lying between Scorpius and Virgo, at about 15 hours 30 minutes right ascension and 15° south ... (24 of 105 words, 1 image)

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New World Dictionary:

libra | librae [plural] | Libra | Libran [sense-specific]

[obsolete] "pound": the abbreviation for the unit of measure, lb., derives ... | an ancient Roman unit of weight, equal to about 12 ounces | a former ... (25 of 120 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/libra

Merriam-Webster:

libra | librae [sense-specific, plural] | Libra [sense-specific] | Libran [sense-specific]

"Libra": a southern zodiacal constellation between Virgo and Scorpio ... | (plural "librae") an ancient Roman unit of weight equal to 327.45 grams ; ... (23 of 108 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/libra

Oxford Dictionary:

Libra | a Libra | Libran [derived]

[astronomy] : a small constellation (the Scales or Balance), said to ... | [astrology] : the seventh sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters at the ... (26 of 97 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Libra

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Libra

southern constellation lying on the ecliptic (the sun's apparent path through the heavens) between Virgo and Scorpius; it's one of the constellations ... (22 of 93 words, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

Libra [countable/uncountable] | Libras [plural]

one of the 12 signs of the zodiac, represented by a pair of scales. A Libra or a Libran is someone born between 23 September and 22 October, believed ... (29 of 60 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Libra

Cambridge Dictionary:

Libra | Libran [noun, derived]

the seventh sign of the zodiac, relating to the period 23 September to 22 ... | a Libra (17 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/libra

Encarta Dictionary:

Libra | Libras [plural]

a zodiacal constellation of the southern hemisphere | the seventh sign of the zodiac, represented by a pair of scales and lasting from approximately ... (23 of 87 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861696512​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

Libra

First use: late 14th century

Origin: zodiac constellation, from Latin libra, literally "pound, balance", from Mediterranean base *lithra- "a scale".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=libra

Wiktionary:

Libra | Libras [plural]

Origin: Latin lībra ("scales, balance").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Libra

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Oxford Dictionary:

Collins Dictionary:

Scales | scale

First use: 14th century | 13th century | 15th century

Origin: from Old French escale, of Germanic origin; compare Old English scealushell | from Old Norse skāl bowl, related to Old High ... (26 of 46 etymology words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scales

Encarta Dictionary:

Libra | Libras [plural]

First use: Pre-12th century

Origin: Latin, "balance, scales"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861696512​/definition​.html  [offline]

Scales [zodiac, definition 2]

Origin: Plural of scale [entry 1]

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861727073​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

Libra | Libras [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Libra"

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Collins Dictionary:

libra | librae [plural] | Libra | (ˈlɪbrən)

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Libra"

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Scales | scale

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Scales"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

Libra [countable/uncountable] | Libras [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Libra"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Libra

Macmillan American Dictionary:

Libra [countable/uncountable] | Libras [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Libra"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/Libra

Cambridge Dictionary:

Libra

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "Libra"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "Libra"

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the Free Dictionary:

Libra

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Libra"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Libra"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Libra" by speech synthesizer

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Scales

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Scales"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Scales"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Scales" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

Libra

Audio: English pronunciation of "Libra"

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YourDictionary Audio:

Scales

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Scales"

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