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Ex libris

Ex libris \Ex` li"bris\ [L. ex from + libris books.] An inscription, label, or the like, in a book indicating its ownership; esp., a bookplate.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
ex libris

Latin, literally "out of the books (of)," from ex "out of" (see ex-) + ablative plural of liber "book" (see library). Hence, ex-librist (1880).

ex libris

n. A bookplate which identifies the owner of the book into which it is pasted

ex libris

n. a label identifying the owner of a book in which it is pasted [syn: bookplate]

Ex Libris

Ex Libris may refer to:

  • A bookplate, also known as an ex libris
  • Ex Libris Association, a Canadian library association
  • Ex Libris (band), a Dutch metal band
  • Ex Libris (bookshop), a Swiss retail company
  • "Ex Libris" (Charmed), a 2000 episode of the television series Charmed
  • Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, a 1998 collection of essays by Anne Fadiman
  • Ex Libris (game), a party game
  • Ex Libris Group, an Israeli software company that sells library automation software
  • Exlibris (music label), subsidiary of Danish publisher Gyldendal.
Ex Libris (game)

Ex Libris: The Game of First Lines and Last Words is a party game of literary bluff related to fictionary. First published in 1991 by the English board game company Oxford Games Ltd., Ex Libris was devised and compiled by Leslie Scott (the creator of Jenga) and designed by Sara Finch. The game involves having to write fake, but plausible, opening (or closing) sentences of genuine books in an attempt to fool fellow players into believing your words are the authentic first (or last) lines of a given book.

Ex Libris (band)

Ex Libris (Latin for from the books) is a Dutch symphonic/progressive metal band, founded in 2004 by Dianne van Giersbergen and Joost van de Pas.

Ex Libris (bookshop)

Ex Libris is a Swiss retail company in the media sector which operates 82 department stores in Switzerland. The group is owned by Migros which is Switzerland's largest retailer and claims to provide the largest online shop of Switzerland.

Usage examples of "ex libris".

Tower looked puzzled, then laughed and told Eddie he must mean Ex Libris.