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pound

pound - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pound

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(noun) 16 ounces avoirdupois
Synonyms : lb
Example Sentence
  • he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds

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(noun) the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
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(noun) a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy
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(noun) the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
Synonyms : syrian pound

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(noun) the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
Synonyms : sudanese pound

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(noun) the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
Synonyms : lebanese pound

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(noun) formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
Synonyms : irish pound , irish punt , punt

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(noun) the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
Synonyms : egyptian pound

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(noun) the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
Synonyms : cypriot pound

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(noun) a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec
Synonyms : lbf.

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(noun) United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
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(noun) a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain)
Synonyms : pound sign

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(noun) a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs
Synonyms : dog pound
Example Sentence
  • unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound

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(noun) the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
Synonyms : hammer , hammering , pounding
Example Sentence
  • the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard
  • the pounding of feet on the hallway

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(verb) hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument
Synonyms : poke , thump
Example Sentence
  • the salesman pounded the door knocker
  • a bible-thumping Southern Baptist

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(verb) strike or drive against with a heavy impact
Synonyms : ram , ram down
Example Sentence
  • ram the gate with a sledgehammer
  • pound on the door

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(verb) move heavily or clumsily
Synonyms : lumber
Example Sentence
  • The heavy man lumbered across the room

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(verb) move rhythmically
Synonyms : beat , thump
Example Sentence
  • Her heart was beating fast

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(verb) partition off into compartments
Synonyms : pound off
Example Sentence
  • The locks pound the water of the canal

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(verb) shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits
Synonyms : pound up
Example Sentence
  • The prisoners are safely pounded

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(verb) place or shut up in a pound
Synonyms : impound
Example Sentence
  • pound the cows so they don't stray

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(verb) break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle
Example Sentence
  • pound the roots with a heavy flat stone

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