from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Table at currency.
- n. The primary unit of currency in Italy, San Marino, and Vatican City before the adoption of the euro.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The basic unit of currency in Turkey.
- n. The currency of Lebanon (also pound), Syria (also pound), Jordan (also dinar), former currency of Italy, Malta, San Marino and the Vatican City, superseded by the euro.
- n. The former currency of Israel, superseded by the sheqel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An Italian coin equivalent in value to the French franc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A modern silver coin of the kingdom of Italy, divided into 100 centesimi, and worth a franc, or about 19 United States cents.
- n. A gold coin of Turkey, otherwise called a Turkish pound, equal to $4.40.
- n. A lyre; formerly, also, some related instrument.
- n. One of the grooves or furrows on a shell.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the basic unit of money in Turkey
- n. formerly the basic unit of money in Italy; equal to 100 centesimi
- n. the basic unit of money on Malta; equal to 100 cents
Italian, from Old Italian, from Old Provençal liura, from Latin lībra, a unit of weight, pound.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian lira. (Wiktionary)