from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Flesh, brawn, or muscle; the fleshy part of a person or animal in contradistinction to the bone and skin.
- n. The fleshy part of a roast capon, etc. as distinguished from a limb or joint.
- n. The cheek.
- n. Face; appearance of the face or skin; complexion; hue.
- n. The Manx shearwater (bird).
- n. Plural form of lira.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of leer.
- n. Flesh; brawn.
- n. A cloth manufactured in England in the fifteenth century, and apparently a valuable and rich fabric.
From Middle English lire, lyre, from Old English līra ("any fleshy part of the body, muscle, calf of the leg"). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English lire, lyre, from Old Norse hlýr ("cheeks", plural). Compare Middle English lere, from Old English hlēor ("cheek, countenance, complexion"). More at leer. (Wiktionary)
From Old Norse líri. Cognate with Norwegian lira. (Wiktionary)
From Italian lire. (Wiktionary)