Meaning of LIBRARY in English

LIBRARY

/ ˈlaɪbrəri; ˈlaɪbri; NAmE -breri/ noun ( pl. -ies )

1.

a building in which collections of books, CDs, newspapers, etc. are kept for people to read, study or borrow :

a public / reference / university, etc. library

a library book

a toy library (= for borrowing toys from)

2.

a room in a large house where most of the books are kept

3.

( formal ) a personal collection of books, CDs, etc. :

a new edition to add to your library

4.

a series of books, recordings, etc. produced by the same company and similar in appearance :

a library of children's classics

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : via Old French from Latin libraria bookshop, feminine (used as a noun) of librarius relating to books, from liber , libr- book.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.