- 1. pound, lb, avoirdupois unit
- usage: 16 ounces avoirdupois; "he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"
- 2. British pound, pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quid, British monetary unit
- usage: the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
- 3. pound, force unit
- usage: a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy
- 4. Syrian pound, pound, Syrian monetary unit
- usage: the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
- 5. Sudanese pound, pound, Sudanese monetary unit
- usage: the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
- 6. Lebanese pound, pound, Lebanese monetary unit
- usage: the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
- 7. Irish pound, Irish punt, punt, pound, Irish monetary unit
- usage: formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
- 8. Egyptian pound, pound, Egyptian monetary unit
- usage: the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
- 9. Cypriot pound, pound, Cypriot monetary unit
- usage: the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
- 10. pound, lbf., force unit
- usage: a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec
- 11. Pound, Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound
- usage: United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
- 12. pound, pound sign, symbol
- usage: a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain)
- 13. pound, dog pound, enclosure
- usage: a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"
- 14. hammer, pound, hammering, pounding, blow
- usage: the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"
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- 1. thump, pound, poke, hit
- usage: hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
- 2. ram, ram down, pound, thrust
- usage: strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door"
- 3. lumber, pound, walk
- usage: move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the room"
- 4. beat, pound, thump, move
- usage: move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
- 5. pound, pound off, partition, partition off
- usage: partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water of the canal"
- 6. pound, pound up, restrain, confine, hold
- usage: shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded"
- 7. impound, pound, restrain, confine, hold
- usage: place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't stray"
- 8. pound, break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise
- usage: break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"
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