Definitions of pound

  1. To confine in a public pound.
  2. To shut or confine in a place for stray animals; beat; pulverize, or make very fine.
  3. To shut up or confine, as strayed animals.
  4. To beat, to bruise: to bray with a pestle.
  5. To beat; crush with a pestle; confine in a pound.
  6. To confine in apound; restrain.
  7. To beat; break; bruise.
  8. To walk heavily; to beat steadily; as, the noise pounded in my ears.
  9. place or shut up in a pound; " pound the cows so they don't stray"
  10. break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; " pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"
  11. partition off into compartments; " The locks pound the water of the canal"
  12. shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; " The prisoners are safely pounded"
  13. strike or drive against with a heavy impact; " ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; " pound on the door"
  14. move rhythmically; " Her heart was beating fast"
  15. To hammer; plod.
  16. To beat; to comminute by beating.
  17. To shut in or confine in a public pound.
  18. To stamp or bruise in a mortar; to pulverise by beating with a pestle; to strike or beat with something heavy.
  19. the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
  20. the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
  21. United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature ( 1885- 1972)
  22. the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
  23. a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/ sec/ sec
  24. the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
  25. the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
  26. formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
  27. hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; " the salesman pounded the door knocker"; " a bible- thumping Southern Baptist"
  28. To strike heavy blows; to beat.
  29. To make a jarring noise, as in running; as, the engine pounds.
  30. An inclosure, maintained by public authority, in which cattle or other animals are confined when taken in trespassing, or when going at large in violation of law; a pinfold.
  31. A level stretch in a canal between locks.
  32. A kind of net, having a large inclosure with a narrow entrance into which fish are directed by wings spreading outward.
  33. To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.
  34. of Pound
  35. A certain specified weight; especially, a legal standard consisting of an established number of ounces.
  36. A British denomination of money of account, equivalent to twenty shillings sterling, and equal in value to about $ 4. 86. There is no coin known by this name, but the gold sovereign is of the same value.
  37. A standard weight equal to sixteen ounces avoirdupois, or twelve ounces troy; a British sum equal to twenty shillings, or about $ 4. 86; a place for confining or keeping stray animals; as, a dog pound.
  38. A weight of 12 oz. troy, or 16 oz. avoir.: a sovereign, or 20s., equal to about $ 4. 84, also represented by a note: ( B.) about $ 20.
  39. An inclosure in which strayed animals are confined.
  40. POUNDER.
  41. Weight of 16 ounces avoirdupois, or 12 ounces troy; twenty shillings; inclosure for stray animals.
  42. A unit of weight; the avoirdupois pound is 16 ounces of 7, 000 grains; the troy pound, 12 ounces of 5, 760 grains.
  43. An English money of account, worth about $ 4. 86; sign £.
  44. A place in which stray animals are kept till redeemed.
  45. A standard weight consisting of 12 oz. Troy or 16 oz. avoirdupois; a money of account consisting of twenty shillings.
  46. A pinfold for confining stray cattle.
  47. A standard weight in Eng. of 16 oz., or 7000 gr. avoir.; 12 oz., or 5760 gr. troy or apoth.; a unit of money, of 20s. or 240d., so called from formerly weighing a pound.
  48. A public enclosure for the safe custody of cattle found straying or doing damage.