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pound

noun

1 pound

16 ounces avoirdupois:
— He got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds.

synonym: lb.

Roget 319: gravity, gravitation; weight; heaviness etc. adj.; specific gravity; pondorosity, pressure, load; burden, burthen; ballast, counterpoise; ... show more

Roget 232: inclosure, envelope; case etc. (receptacle) 191; wrapper; girdle etc. 230.    pen, fold; pen fold, in fold, ... show more

Roget 752: prison, prison house; jail, gaol, cage, coop, den, cell; stronghold, fortress, keep, donjon, dungeon, Bastille, ... show more

Dutch: pond
Polish: funt, lb



2 pound

The basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence.

synonyms: British pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quid.

Dutch: achterwiel, Engelse pond, knaak, pond sterling, rijksdaalder, riks
Polish: funt, funt szterling, GBP, sterling, szterling

3 pound

A unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy.

Dutch: pond

4 pound

The basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters.

synonym: Syrian pound.

Polish: funt syryjski, SYP

5 pound

The basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters.

synonym: Sudanese pound.

Polish: funt sudański, SDG

6 pound

The basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters.

synonym: Lebanese pound.

Polish: funt libański, LBP

7 pound

Formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence.

synonyms: Irish pound, Irish punt, punt.

Polish: funt irlandzki, IEP

8 pound

The basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters.

synonym: Egyptian pound.

Polish: funt egipski, EGP, E£, LE

9 pound

The basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents.

synonym: Cypriot pound.

Polish: CYP, funt cypryjski

10 pound

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: lbf..

Dutch: pond
Polish: funt-siła, lb, lbf

11 Pound

United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972).

synonyms: Ezra Loomis Pound, Ezra Pound.

12 pound

A symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain).

synonym: pound sign.

13 pound

A public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs:
— Unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound.

synonym: dog pound.

14 pound

The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows):
— The pounding of feet on the hallway.

synonyms: hammer, hammering, pounding.

verb

1 pound

Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument:
— The salesman pounded the door knocker.

synonyms: poke, thump.

Dutch: stampen

2 pound

Strike or drive against with a heavy impact:
— Pound on the door.

synonyms: ram, ram down.

Dutch: beuken, bonken, bonzen, hameren, hengsten, rammeien, rammen, timmeren

3 pound

Move heavily or clumsily.

synonym: lumber.

4 pound

Move rhythmically.

synonyms: beat, thump.

Roget 330: come to dust; be disintegrated, be reduced to powder &c.. reduce to powder, grind to powder; pulverize, comminute, granulate, triturate, levigate; scrape, file, abrade, ... show more

5 pound

Partition off into compartments:
— The locks pound the water of the canal.

synonym: pound off.

6 pound

Shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits:
— The prisoners are safely pounded.

synonym: pound up.

7 pound

Place or shut up in a pound:
— Pound the cows so they don't stray.

synonym: impound.

Dutch: confisqueren, in beslag nemen

8 pound

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


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