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NOUN (14)

1. 16 ounces avoirdupois;
- Example: "he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"
[syn: pound, lb]

2. the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence;
[syn: British pound, pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quid]

3. a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy;

4. the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters;
[syn: Syrian pound, pound]

5. the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters;
[syn: Sudanese pound, pound]

6. the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters;
[syn: Lebanese pound, pound]

7. formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence;
[syn: Irish pound, Irish punt, punt, pound]

8. the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters;
[syn: Egyptian pound, pound]

9. the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents;
[syn: Cypriot pound, pound]

10. a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec;
[syn: pound, lbf.]

11. United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972);
[syn: Pound, Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound]

12. a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain);
[syn: pound, pound sign]

13. a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs;
- Example: "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"
[syn: pound, dog pound]

14. the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows);
- Example: "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"
- Example: "the pounding of feet on the hallway"
[syn: hammer, pound, hammering, pounding]


VERB (8)

1. hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument;
- Example: "the salesman pounded the door knocker"
- Example: "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
[syn: thump, pound, poke]

2. strike or drive against with a heavy impact;
- Example: "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"
- Example: "pound on the door"
[syn: ram, ram down, pound]

3. move heavily or clumsily;
- Example: "The heavy man lumbered across the room"
[syn: lumber, pound]

4. move rhythmically;
- Example: "Her heart was beating fast"
[syn: beat, pound, thump]

5. partition off into compartments;
- Example: "The locks pound the water of the canal"
[syn: pound, pound off]

6. shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits;
- Example: "The prisoners are safely pounded"
[syn: pound, pound up]

7. place or shut up in a pound;
- Example: "pound the cows so they don't stray"
[syn: impound, pound]

8. break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle;
- Example: "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pound \Pound\, v. i. 1. To strike heavy blows; to beat. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) To make a jarring noise, as in running; as, the engine pounds. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pound \Pound\, n. [AS. pund an inclosure: cf. forpyndan to turn away, or to repress, also Icel. pynda to extort, torment, Ir. pont, pond, pound. Cf. Pinder, Pinfold, Pin to inclose, Pond.] 1. 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. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A level stretch in a canal between locks. [1913 Webster] 3. (Fishing) A kind of net, having a large inclosure with a narrow entrance into which fish are directed by wings spreading outward. [1913 Webster] Pound covert, a pound that is close or covered over, as a shed. Pound overt, a pound that is open overhead. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pound \Pound\, v. t. To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pound \Pound\ (pound), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Pounding.] [OE. pounen, AS. punian to bruise. Cf. Pun a play on words.] 1. To strike repeatedly with some heavy instrument; to beat. [1913 Webster] With cruel blows she pounds her blubbered cheeks. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pound \Pound\, n.; pl. Pounds, collectively Pound or Pounds. [AS. pund, fr. L. pondo, akin to pondus a weight, pendere to weigh. See Pendant.] 1. A certain specified measure of mass or weight; especially, a legal standard consisting of an established number of ounces. [1913 Webster] Note: The pound in general use in the United States and in England is the pound avoirdupois, which is divided into sixteen ounces, and contains 7,000 grains (0.453 kilogram). The pound troy is divided into twelve ounces, and contains 5,760 grains. 144 pounds avoirdupois are equal to 175 pounds troy weight. See Avoirdupois, and Troy. [1913 Webster] 2. A British denomination of money of account, equivalent to twenty shillings sterling, and equal in value to about $4.86 in 1900 and $1.50 in 2002. The modern pound coin was introduced in 1983. Formerly there was a gold sovereign of the same value. [1913 Webster + PJC] Note: The pound sterling was in Saxon times, about a. d. 671, a pound troy of silver, and a shilling was its twentieth part; consequently the latter was three times as large as it is at present. --Peacham. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pound n 1: 16 ounces avoirdupois; "he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds" [syn: pound, lb] 2: the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence [syn: British pound, pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quid] 3: a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy 4: the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters [syn: Syrian pound, pound] 5: the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters [syn: Sudanese pound, pound] 6: the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters [syn: Lebanese pound, pound] 7: formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence [syn: Irish pound, Irish punt, punt, pound] 8: the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters [syn: Egyptian pound, pound] 9: the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents [syn: Cypriot pound, pound] 10: a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec [syn: pound, lbf.] 11: United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972) [syn: Pound, Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound] 12: a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain) [syn: pound, pound sign] 13: a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound" [syn: pound, dog pound] 14: the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway" [syn: hammer, pound, hammering, pounding] v 1: hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist" [syn: thump, pound, poke] 2: strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door" [syn: ram, ram down, pound] 3: move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the room" [syn: lumber, pound] 4: move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast" [syn: beat, pound, thump] 5: partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water of the canal" [syn: pound, pound off] 6: shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded" [syn: pound, pound up] 7: place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't stray" [syn: impound, pound] 8: break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

406 Moby Thesaurus words for "pound": Deutschmark, Mark, Reichsmark, abrade, ache, afghani, agonize, ail, ambush, anguish, anna, assail, assault, atomize, attack, baht, bang, barrage, bash, baste, bat, batter, bawbee, beat, beat a ruffle, beat a tattoo, beat into, beat the drum, beat time, beating, belabor, belt, biff, blanch, blench, blitz, blow, bludgeon, bonk, bottle up, box up, bray, brecciate, bruise, buffet, bung, bung up, bushwhack, cage, carat, cattery, cent, centavo, centigram, centime, check, chop, cleanse, clear, clip, clobber, cloister, clout, clump, come at, come down on, comminute, compound, confine, constrain, conto, contriturate, contuse, coop, coop in, coop up, cork up, count, count the beats, crack, crack down on, cram in, crib, crowd in, crown, crumb, crumble, crush, cudgel, cut, dash, decagram, decigram, descend on, descend upon, detain, dig, din, ding, dint, disintegrate, dog pound, doghouse, dollar, dong, dram, dram avoirdupois, drive, drive in, drub, drubbing, drum, drum music, drumbeat, drumfire, drumming, dyne, empty, encage, enclose, enclosure, expel, fall on, fall upon, farthing, feel pain, feel the pangs, fence in, fiver, flail, flap, florin, flounder, flour, flutter, force, force in, fourpence, fourpenny, fragment, franc, fusillade, gang up on, go at, go for, go pitapat, grain, gram, granulate, granulize, grate, grave, grimace, grind, grind to powder, groat, guilder, guinea, gulden, half crown, half dollar, halfpenny, hammer, harry, have a misery, have at, heave, hell, hem in, hit, hit like lightning, hobbyhorse, hold, hold in custody, hold in restraint, hundredweight, hurt, immure, impact, impound, inhibit, jab, jam in, jump, keep in, keep in custody, keep in detention, keep time, kennel, kilo, kilogram, kip, knock, knock in, kopeck, krona, krone, lambaste, land on, larrup, lay at, lay hands on, lay into, levigate, lick, light into, limbo, lira, lurch, mag, make heavy weather, mash, mass, maul, meg, megaton, mew, mew up, mill, milligram, milreis, mite, mole, monkey, mug, new pence, np, ounce, ounce avoirdupois, ounce troy, p, palpitate, palpitation, paradiddle, paste, patter, pelt, pen, pen up, pence, penfold, penny, pennyweight, peseta, pestle, pie, piece of eight, pinfold, pistareen, pitapat, pitch, pitch and toss, pitch into, pitter-patter, place of confinement, play drum, plunge, plunge in, plunk, poke, poke in, pommel, pony, pounce upon, pound avoirdupois, pound in, pound out, pound troy, poundal, pounding, powder, press in, produce, pulp, pulsate, pulsation, pulse, pulverize, pummel, punch, purgatory, purge, push in, quid, rail in, ram in, rand, rap, rat-a-tat, rat-tat, rat-tat-tat, rataplan, rattattoo, rear, reduce to powder, reel, restrain, restrict, rial, rid, rock, roll, rub-a-dub, ruble, ruff, ruffle, run in, rupee, sail into, scend, scrunch, scruple, seal up, set on, set upon, shackle, shard, shekel, shilling, shoot, shred, shrink, shut in, shut up, sixpence, slam, sledgehammer, slog, slug, smack, smart, smash, sock, sol, sou, sound a tattoo, spank, spatter, splatter, splutter, sputter, squash, squeeze in, staccato, stamp, stiver, stone, strike, stroke, stuff in, suffer, surprise, swat, sway, swing, swipe, swoop down on, take the offensive, tamp in, tap, tat-tat, tattoo, tenner, thrash, threepence, threepenny bit, thresh, thrill, thrippence, throb, throbbing, thrum, thrust in, thump, thumping, thwack, tingle, tom-tom, ton, toss, toss and tumble, triturate, tumble, tuppence, twinge, twitch, twopence, units of weight, wade into, wall in, wallop, wallow, wedge in, weight, welter, whack, whip, whop, wince, won, work over, writhe, yard, yaw, yen, yerk
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

pound A British pound sign or Americal hash character. (2013-08-15)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Pound (1.) A weight. Heb. maneh, equal to 100 shekels (1 Kings 10:17; Ezra 2:69; Neh. 7:71, 72). Gr. litra, equal to about 12 oz. avoirdupois (John 12:3; 19:39). (2.) A sum of money; the Gr. mna or mina (Luke 19:13, 16, 18, 20, 24, 25). It was equal to 100 drachmas, and was of the value of about $3, 6s. 8d. of our money. (See MONEY.)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

POUND, weight. There are two kinds of weights, namely, the troy, and the avoirdupois. The pound avoirdupois is greater than the troy pound, in the proportion of seven thousand to five thousand seven hundred and sixty. The troy pound contains twelve ounces, that of avoirdupois sixteen ounces.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

POUND, Eng. law. A place enclosed to keep strayed animals in. 5 Pick. 514; 4 Pick. 258; 9 Pick. 14.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

POUND, money. The sum of twenty shillings. Previous to the establishment of the federal currency,, the different states made use of the pound in computing money; it was of different value in the several states. 2. Pound sterling, is a denomination of money of Great Britain. It is of the value of a sovereign. (q.v.) In calculating the rates of duties, the pound sterling shall be considered and taken as of the value of four dollars and eighty cents. Apt of March 3, 1833. 3. The pound sterling of Ireland is to be computed, in calculating said duties, at four dollars and ten cents. Id. 4. The pound of the British provinces Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Canada, is to be so computed at four dollars. Act of May, 22, 1846.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Pound, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 355 Housing Units (2000): 174 Land area (2000): 0.815422 sq. miles (2.111934 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.815422 sq. miles (2.111934 sq. km) FIPS code: 64750 Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55 Location: 45.093795 N, 88.032899 W ZIP Codes (1990): 54161 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Pound, WI Pound
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Pound, VA -- U.S. town in Virginia Population (2000): 1089 Housing Units (2000): 516 Land area (2000): 2.607964 sq. miles (6.754595 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.607964 sq. miles (6.754595 sq. km) FIPS code: 64272 Located within: Virginia (VA), FIPS 51 Location: 37.123820 N, 82.607859 W ZIP Codes (1990): 24279 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Pound, VA Pound