Definitions of pound

  1. the basic unit of money in Great Britain; equal to 100 pence
  2. the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
  3. a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; " unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"
  4. the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
  5. United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature ( 1885- 1972)
  6. the act of pounding ( delivering repeated heavy blows); " the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; " the pounding of feet on the hallway"
  7. place or shut up in a pound; " pound the cows so they don't stray"
  8. the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
  9. 16 ounces; " he tried to lift 100 pounds"
  10. the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
  11. move heavily or clumsily; " The heavy man lumbered across the room"
  12. a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/ sec/ sec
  13. the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
  14. break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; " pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"
  15. partition off into compartments; " The locks pound the water of the canal"
  16. shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; " The prisoners are safely pounded"
  17. strike or drive against with a heavy impact; " ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; " pound on the door"
  18. the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
  19. move rhythmically; " Her heart was beating fast"
  20. formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
  21. hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; " the salesman pounded the door knocker"; " a bible- thumping Southern Baptist"
  22. To comminute and pulverize by beating; to bruise or break into fine particles with a pestle or other heavy instrument; as, to pound spice or salt.
  23. To strike heavy blows; to beat.
  24. To make a jarring noise, as in running; as, the engine pounds.
  25. 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.
  26. A level stretch in a canal between locks.
  27. A kind of net, having a large inclosure with a narrow entrance into which fish are directed by wings spreading outward.
  28. To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.
  29. of Pound
  30. A certain specified weight; especially, a legal standard consisting of an established number of ounces.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. To shut or confine in a place for stray animals; beat; pulverize, or make very fine.
  34. To walk heavily; to beat steadily; as, the noise pounded in my ears.
  35. A unit of weight, containing twelve ounces, apothecaries weight, and sixteen ounces, avoirdupois.
  36. Maximum weight of several systems, 16 ounces avoir, and 12 ounces troy.
  37. 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.
  38. To shut up or confine, as strayed animals.
  39. An inclosure in which strayed animals are confined.
  40. To beat, to bruise: to bray with a pestle.
  41. POUNDER.
  42. To beat; crush with a pestle; confine in a pound.
  43. Weight of 16 ounces avoirdupois, or 12 ounces troy; twenty shillings; inclosure for stray animals.
  44. To confine in apound; restrain.
  45. To beat; break; bruise.
  46. To hammer; plod.
  47. A unit of weight; the avoirdupois pound is 16 ounces of 7, 000 grains; the troy pound, 12 ounces of 5, 760 grains.
  48. An English money of account, worth about $ 4. 86; sign £.
  49. A place in which stray animals are kept till redeemed.
  50. A standard weight consisting of 12 oz. Troy or 16 oz. avoirdupois; a money of account consisting of twenty shillings.
  51. A pinfold for confining stray cattle.
  52. To beat; to comminute by beating.
  53. To confine in a public pound.
  54. 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.
  55. A public enclosure for the safe custody of cattle found straying or doing damage.
  56. To shut in or confine in a public pound.
  57. To stamp or bruise in a mortar; to pulverise by beating with a pestle; to strike or beat with something heavy.

Usage examples for pound

  1. Reason, I think; what say you, my Lords, of five hundred Pound a Year? – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  2. And now that I was getting on, I hated to spend a pound on anything. – Joe Wilson and His Mates by Henry Lawson
  3. It'll be a pound into your pocket, doctor, and maybe more, ' I said, 'if you get at him at once before the pain leaves him. – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  4. It would have been in a good deal better taste to have given her a simple pound box. – Polly and the Princess by Emma C. Dowd
  5. She had not turned many before she came to the five- pound note. – The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth von Arnim
  6. Hundred- pound notes as usual. – Dross by Henry Seton Merriman
  7. Ronald gave her a pound to pay for his bed, and the note was one of the first Treasury issue, as were the notes which Mr. Glenthorpe had drawn from the bank at Heathfield the day before. – The Shrieking Pit by Arthur J. Rees
  8. There, there, there; take the price out of that five- pound note. – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  9. They are lighter by a full pound than our English oars, and are every bit as stiff. – Rowing by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
  10. We are much in want of four and six pound ball. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  11. " A ten- pound note will do so much," said Silverbridge. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  12. So you're after that thousand pound reward, eh? – The Paradise Mystery by J. S. Fletcher
  13. This way, it is one pound four. – Rollo in Paris by Jacob Abbott
  14. Half a pound of fresh butter. – Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry Cakes, and Sweetmeats by Miss Leslie
  15. Prices have been from twenty cents to one dollar per bushel, and dried apples six to seven cents per pound – The Apple by Various
  16. I gave it across to Madam, who, opening it, discovered four five- pound notes, and a letter addressed to me. – Spare Hours by John Brown
  17. It was well that every one about Harrington Hall should know how alert he was on his legs; a little weather- beaten about the face he might be; but he could get in and out of his saddle as quickly as Gerard Maule even yet; and for a short distance would run Gerard Maule for a ten- pound note. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  18. A tenth means a penny out of every ten, or a shilling out of every ten, or a pound out of every ten, just as we have it given to us. – Jill's Red Bag by Amy Le Feuvre
  19. There's a pound box of them at your elbow, Oassius. – Yollop by George Barr McCutcheon
  20. It is so well for a borough to have some one who is always ready with a fifty- pound note in this or that need! – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope