Synonyms of pound


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"


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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