impound

[ɪmpˈa͡ʊnd], [ɪmpˈa‍ʊnd], [ɪ_m_p_ˈaʊ_n_d]

Definitions of impound:

  1.   To confine, as in a pound: to restrain within limits: to take possession of. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   To confine, as in a pound; take possession of. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   To shut up in a pen, as stray cattle; confine; hold in the keeping of a court. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   To shut up in a pound or pen; to confine; to shut in. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   To confine in a pound or pen; to confine; to take possession of. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for impound:

  1. The government can impound this ship, you know. ” – First Man by Clyde Brown
  2. But, said I again, if the law gives me no protection - and merely to authorize me to impound a creature with wings, is a mockery unworthy of the dignity of the law - I may surely protect myself? ” – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  3. Steal it or impound it or take it away legally, you've got to know how it runs. ” – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
  4. We've a right to impound the rifles, I daresay, but I really think we had better look the other way. ” – Round the World in Seven Days by Herbert Strang
  5. It might be possible to impound this machine as a device of high interest to the State, mused Manison. ” – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
  6. He died intestate, and with no immediate heirs, and opportunity was taken to impound the whole of his manuscripts, amounting to hundreds of volumes. ” – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  7. “ I resolved to impound the waters of my spring in the ravine and keep fish at last- without salt- to my heart's content. ” – The Amateur Garden by George W. Cable
  8. If I could impress and impound him to marry Mary Paynham, I should be glad. ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  9. In 1665 Titus received the balance that was left, when the decision of the courts allowed him to handle what legal ingenuity had not been able to impound – Rembrandt by Josef Israels
  10. Their churches, with red roofs all subdued with lichen into the softest browns, rise above the cottages or farm buildings that surround them in the ideal fashion that is finally repeated at Ouistreham where locks impound the waters of the canal, and a great lighthouse stands out more conspicuously than the church tower. ” – Normandy, Complete The Scenery & Romance Of Its Ancient Towns by Gordon Home

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