Lira

(redirected from lit)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Lira

A term for a currency. It derives its name from "libra," which is the Latin word for a Troy pound of refined silver. It formerly was the name of the currencies in a number of states on the Italian peninsula, including Italy, San Marino and the Vatican. It continues to be the name for currencies in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey.
References in periodicals archive ?
One of her favorite experiences in dance, she says, was a work she lit in 1973 for Jerome Robbins in Spoleto, Italy.
When you look at an object, say a tabletop in a lighted room lit by a single lightsource which for simplicity we assume has a single wavelength, the amount of light that reaches your eye from the table can be derived from a function whose values are the fraction of light incident on the surface that is scattered in the direction of your line of sight.
Week after week, as each candle was lit, the whole church gradually became the circle of the light of Christ illuminating the darkness.
The bedroom, meanwhile, is a space that would best be lit based on one's age and lifestyle.