from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cygnus and Hercules and containing Vega.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a lyre. It includes the bright star Vega and the Ring Nebula.
- proper n. A female given name.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A northern constellation, the Harp, containing a white star of the first magnitude, called Alpha Lyræ, or Vega.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ancient northern constellation, representing the lyre of Hermes or of Orpheus. Also called the Harp.
- n. [lowercase; pl. lyræ (-rē).] In anatomy, a tract of the brain beneath the corpus callosum, on the under surface and between the divergent posterior pillars of the fornix.
- n. In zoology: A genus of fishes.
- n. A genus of brachiopods.
- n. [lowercase] See lira.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small constellation in the northern hemisphere near Cygnus and Draco; contains the star Vega
Latin, from lyra, lyre; see lyre.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin lyra, from Ancient Greek λύρα (lyra) a "lyre, the constellation Lyra" (Wiktionary)