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NOUN (3)

1. repeated heavy blows;
[syn: pounding, buffeting]

2. an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart);
- Example: "he felt a throbbing in his head"
[syn: throb, throbbing, pounding]

3. 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pounding \Pound"ing\, n. 1. The act of beating, bruising, or breaking up; a beating. [1913 Webster] 2. A pounded or pulverized substance. [R.] "Covered with the poundings of these rocks." --J. S. Blackie. [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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pounding n 1: repeated heavy blows [syn: pounding, buffeting] 2: an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart); "he felt a throbbing in his head" [syn: throb, throbbing, pounding] 3: 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

64 Moby Thesaurus words for "pounding": abrasion, atomization, attrition, barrage, beat, beating, brecciation, clicking, comminution, crumbling, crushing, detrition, disintegration, drum, drum music, drumbeat, drumfire, drumming, flutter, fluttering, fragmentation, granulation, granulization, grating, grinding, levigation, mashing, palpitant, palpitation, paradiddle, patter, pitapat, pitter-patter, pound, powdering, pulsation, rat-a-tat, rat-tat, rat-tat-tat, rataplan, rattattoo, roll, rub-a-dub, ruff, ruffle, shredding, smashing, spatter, spattering, splutter, spluttering, sputter, sputtering, staccato, tat-tat, tattoo, throb, throbbing, thrum, thrumming, thumping, ticking, tom-tom, trituration