16 ounces avoirdupois:
— He got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds.
Polish: funt, lb
The basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence.
Dutch: achterwiel, Engelse pond, knaak, pond sterling, rijksdaalder, riks
Polish: funt, funt szterling, GBP, sterling, szterling
A unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy.
The basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters.
synonym: Syrian pound.
Polish: funt syryjski, SYP
The basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters.
synonym: Sudanese pound.
Polish: funt sudański, SDG
The basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters.
synonym: Lebanese pound.
Polish: funt libański, LBP
Formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence.
Polish: funt irlandzki, IEP
The basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters.
synonym: Egyptian pound.
Polish: funt egipski, EGP, E£, LE
The basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents.
synonym: Cypriot pound.
Polish: CYP, funt cypryjski
A nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec.
Polish: funt-siła, lb, lbf
United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972).
A symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain).
synonym: pound sign.
A public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs:
— Unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound.
synonym: dog pound.
The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows):
— The pounding of feet on the hallway.
Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument:
— The salesman pounded the door knocker.
Strike or drive against with a heavy impact:
— Pound on the door.
Dutch: beuken, bonken, bonzen, hameren, hengsten, rammeien, rammen, timmeren
Move heavily or clumsily.
Partition off into compartments:
— The locks pound the water of the canal.
synonym: pound off.
Shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits:
— The prisoners are safely pounded.
synonym: pound up.
Place or shut up in a pound:
— Pound the cows so they don't stray.
Dutch: confisqueren, in beslag nemen
Break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle.
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