1. Unité monétaire de différents pays dont l'Angleterre, (symbole Ł).
2. En France, avant la révolution, la valeur de la livre, qui représentait ŕ l'origine une livre (poids) d'argent, baissa bien vite variant selon les époques et les lieux (livre parisis, livre tournois).
3. Elle se divisait en sous et deniers.
4. La convention en 1795 imposa le franc égal ŕ 5g d'argent.
5. Mesure de masse utilisée dans différents pays. Livre anglaise égale 0,45 kg.
6. France valeur non reconnue égale ŕ un demi-kilogramme. Une livre de beurre, un pain d'une livre, etc.
Imperial unit (symbol lb) of mass equal to 16 ounces (7,000 grains) avoirdupois, or 12 ounces (5,760 grains) troy; the metric equivalents are 0.45 kg and 0.37 kg respectively. It derives from the Roman libra, which weighed 0.327 kg.
1. 16 ounces; SYN. lb.
2. A nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec; SYN. lbf.
3. A public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; SYN. dog pound.
(British slang) A pound sterling
2. Ouvrage. Parcourir un livre.
3. Registre. Livre de comptes.
4. Volume. Un récit en trois livres.
ETYM Old Eng. book, bok, AS. bôc; akin to Goth. bôka a letter, in pl. book, writing, Icel. bôk, Swed. bok, Dan. bog, OS. bôk, Dutch boek, Old High Germ. puoh, German buch.
1. A copy of a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together).
2. A book as a physical object: a number of pages bound together; SYN. volume.
3. A major division of a long written composition.
4. A number sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge.
Portable written record. Substances used to make early books included leaves, bark, linen, silk, clay, leather, and papyrus. In about AD 100–150, the codex or paged book, as opposed to the roll or scroll, began to be adopted. Vellum (parchment of calfskin, lambskin, or kidskin) was generally used for book pages by the beginning of the 4th century, and its use lasted until the 15th. It was superseded by paper, which came to Europe from China. Books became widely available only after the invention of the printing press in the 15th century (see also publishing. Printed text is also reproduced and stored in microform.
Sinonimi: textual matter
ETYM French texte, Latin textus, texture, structure, context, from texere, textum, to weave, construct, compose; cf. Greek tekton carpenter, Skr. taksh to cut, carve, make. Related to Context, Mantle, Pretext, Tissue, Toil a snare.
1. A passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon.
2. The main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.).
3. The words of something written; SYN. textual matter.
ETYM French tome (cf. Italian, Spanish, and Portu. tomo), Latin tomus, from Greek temnein a piece cut off, a part of a book, a volume. Related to Anatomy, Atom, Entomology, Epitome.
A (usually) large and scholarly book.
ETYM French, from Latin volumen a roll of writing, a book, volume, from volvere, volutum, to roll. Related to Voluble.
In geometry, the space occupied by a three-dimensional solid object. A prism (such as a cube) or a cylinder has a volume equal to the area of the base multiplied by the height. For a pyramid or cone, the volume is equal to one-third of the area of the base multiplied by the perpendicular height. The volume of a sphere is equal to 4/3 x pr3, where r is the radius. Volumes of irregular solids may be calculated by the technique of integration.
1. A publication that is one of a set of several similar publications.
2. A relative amount.
3. The amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object.
4. The magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction); SYN. loudness, intensity.