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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: librarium, from Latin liber 'book'

library

noun
     
li‧bra‧ry S2 W1 plural libraries [countable]
1DHHSE a room or building containing books that can be looked at or borrowed [↪ bookshop]:
a public library
2D a group of books, CDs etc, collected by one person
3 a room in a large house where books are kept
4TCN a set of books, CDs, videos etc that are produced by the same company and have the same general appearance:
a library of modern classics
5

library pictures/footage

British English film or pictures used in a television programme which are not recent

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