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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