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    pound - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pound

    Definition
    (noun) 16 ounces avoirdupois
    Synonyms : lb
    Example Sentence
    • he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds
    Definition
    (noun) the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence Definition
    (noun) a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy Definition
    (noun) the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
    Synonyms : syrian pound
    Definition
    (noun) the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
    Synonyms : sudanese pound
    Definition
    (noun) the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
    Synonyms : lebanese pound
    Definition
    (noun) formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    Synonyms : irish pound , irish punt , punt
    Definition
    (noun) the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
    Synonyms : egyptian pound
    Definition
    (noun) the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
    Synonyms : cypriot pound
    Definition
    (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.
    Definition
    (noun) United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972) Definition
    (noun) a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain)
    Synonyms : pound sign
    Definition
    (noun) a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs
    Synonyms : dog pound
    Example Sentence
    • unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) move heavily or clumsily
    Synonyms : lumber
    Example Sentence
    • The heavy man lumbered across the room
    Definition
    (verb) move rhythmically
    Synonyms : beat , thump
    Example Sentence
    • Her heart was beating fast
    Definition
    (verb) partition off into compartments
    Synonyms : pound off
    Example Sentence
    • The locks pound the water of the canal
    Definition
    (verb) shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits
    Synonyms : pound up
    Example Sentence
    • The prisoners are safely pounded
    Definition
    (verb) place or shut up in a pound
    Synonyms : impound
    Example Sentence
    • pound the cows so they don't stray
    Definition
    (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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