Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A piece of land having a value of one pound per year
  • v. To oscillate (like the beam of a balance)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To vibrate as a balance does before resting in equilibrium; hence, to be poised.
  • transitive v. To poise; to balance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To hold in equipoise; poise; balance.
  • To move as a balance; be poised.
  • n. Land of the annual value of one pound.
  • n. A piece of land containing 4 oxgangs of 13 acres each.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. vibrate before coming to a total rest
  • v. determine the weight of

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Examples

  • Although I question the number of 353, he makes a valid point, and I can understand why educational entrepreneurs would seek to librate themselves by destroying "the status quo."

    John Thompson: 'Greenfield' vs. 'Brownfield' Schools

  • But to librate (rhyming in fact with vibrate) is eventually to seek rest by balancing out its wavering motions.

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • He proceeded to see if by making the planet librate, or the plane of its orbit tilt up and down, anything could be done.

    Pioneers of Science

  • When any one turns round rapidly on one foot, till he becomes dizzy, and falls upon the ground, the spectra of the ambient objects continue to present themselves in rotation, or appear to librate, and he seems to behold them for some time still in motion.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • Those, who have been upon the water in a boat or ship so long, that they have acquired the necessary habits of motion upon that unstable element, at their return on land frequently think in their reveries, or between sleeping and waking, that they observe the room, they sit in, or some of its furniture, to librate like the motion of the vessel.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • The irritative motions that belong to the sense of pressure, or of touch, are attended to, and the patient conceives the bed to librate, and is fearful of falling out of it.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • The child then drops upon the ground, and the neighbouring objects seem to continue for some seconds of time to circulate around him, and the earth under him appears to librate like a balance.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • In the vertigo of intoxication, when the patient lies down in bed, it sometimes happens even in the dark, that the bed seems to librate under him, and he is afraid of falling out of it.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • Whence the objects appear to librate or circulate according to the motions of our heads, which is called dizziness; and we lose the means of balancing ourselves, or preserving our perpendicularity, by vision.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • I have been reading one of my classmate's (Yaadasaa Dafaa) writing who is a graduate of Khartoum University and was a Political refugee from Oromia (one of the Ethiopian opposition political entity who are advocating to librate Oromia).

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