[syn: lira, Italian lira]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lira \Li"ra\ (l[=e]"r[.a]), n.; pl. Lire (l[=e]"r[asl]). [It.,
fr. L. libra the Roman pound. Cf. Livre.]
An Italian coin equivalent in value to the French franc.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the basic unit of money on Malta; equal to 100 cents [syn:
lira, Maltese lira]
2: the basic unit of money in Turkey [syn: lira, Turkish
3: formerly the basic unit of money in Italy; equal to 100
centesimi [syn: lira, Italian lira]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
LIRA. The name of a foreign coin. In all computations at the custom house,
the lira of Sardinia shall be estimated at eighteen cents and six mills. Act
of March 22, 1846. The lira of the Lombardo-Venetian Kingdom, and the lira
of Tuscany, at sixteen cents. Act of March 22, 1846.