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Meaning & Definition of Pound in English

English

Pound

/paʊnd/

noun

1. 16 ounces avoirdupois

  • "He got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"
    synonym:
  • pound
  • ,
  • lb

2. The basic unit of money in great britain and northern ireland

  • Equal to 100 pence
    synonym:
  • British pound
  • ,
  • pound
  • ,
  • British pound sterling
  • ,
  • pound sterling
  • ,
  • quid

3. A unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy

    synonym:
  • pound

4. The basic unit of money in syria

  • Equal to 100 piasters
    synonym:
  • Syrian pound
  • ,
  • pound

5. The basic unit of money in the sudan

  • Equal to 100 piasters
    synonym:
  • Sudanese pound
  • ,
  • pound

6. The basic unit of money in lebanon

  • Equal to 100 piasters
    synonym:
  • Lebanese pound
  • ,
  • pound

7. Formerly the basic unit of money in ireland

  • Equal to 100 pence
    synonym:
  • Irish pound
  • ,
  • Irish punt
  • ,
  • punt
  • ,
  • pound

8. The basic unit of money in egypt

  • Equal to 100 piasters
    synonym:
  • Egyptian pound
  • ,
  • pound

9. The basic unit of money in cyprus

  • Equal to 100 cents
    synonym:
  • Cypriot pound
  • ,
  • pound

10. A nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec

    synonym:
  • pound
  • ,
  • lbf.

11. United states writer who lived in europe

  • Strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
    synonym:
  • Pound
  • ,
  • Ezra Pound
  • ,
  • Ezra Loomis Pound

12. A symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in great britain)

    synonym:
  • pound
  • ,
  • pound sign

13. A public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs

  • "Unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"
    synonym:
  • pound
  • ,
  • dog pound

14. The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)

  • "The sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"
  • "The pounding of feet on the hallway"
    synonym:
  • hammer
  • ,
  • pound
  • ,
  • hammering
  • ,
  • pounding

verb

1. Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument

  • "The salesman pounded the door knocker"
  • "A bible-thumping southern baptist"
    synonym:
  • thump
  • ,
  • pound
  • ,
  • poke

2. Strike or drive against with a heavy impact

  • "Ram the gate with a sledgehammer"
  • "Pound on the door"
    synonym:
  • ram
  • ,
  • ram down
  • ,
  • pound

3. Move heavily or clumsily

  • "The heavy man lumbered across the room"
    synonym:
  • lumber
  • ,
  • pound

4. Move rhythmically

  • "Her heart was beating fast"
    synonym:
  • beat
  • ,
  • pound
  • ,
  • thump

5. Partition off into compartments

  • "The locks pound the water of the canal"
    synonym:
  • pound
  • ,
  • pound off

6. Shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits

  • "The prisoners are safely pounded"
    synonym:
  • pound
  • ,
  • pound up

7. Place or shut up in a pound

  • "Pound the cows so they don't stray"
    synonym:
  • impound
  • ,
  • pound

8. Break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle

  • "Pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"
    synonym:
  • pound

Examples of using

I bought a pound of meat the other day.
As a rule of thumb, you should plan on one pound of beef for every two guests.
The parcel weighs more than one pound.