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Definitions of pound:

  • noun:   a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs
    Example: "Unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"
  • noun:   United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
  • noun:   a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec
  • noun:   16 ounces
    Example: "He tried to lift 100 pounds"
  • noun:   the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
    Example: "The pounding of feet on the hallway"
  • noun:   the basic unit of money in Great Britain; equal to 100 pence
  • noun:   the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
  • noun:   the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
  • noun:   the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
  • noun:   the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
  • noun:   the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
  • noun:   formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
  • verb:   break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle
    Example: "Pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"
  • verb:   shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits
    Example: "The prisoners are safely pounded"
  • verb:   partition off into compartments
    Example: "The locks pound the water of the canal"
  • verb:   place or shut up in a pound
    Example: "Pound the cows so they don't stray"
  • verb:   hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument
    Example: "The salesman pounded the door knocker"
  • verb:   move rhythmically
  • verb:   move heavily or clumsily
  • verb:   strike or drive against with a heavy impact
    Example: "Pound on the door"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #8702)


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