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Pound

Pound is an English word meaning "-" in Xitsonga. Item has no rating. Help improve content quality by rating below.

Definition of pound
- Pound n
- 16 ounces; "he tried to lift 100 pounds" [syn: {lb}]
- The basic unit of money in Great Britain; equal to 100 pence [syn: {British pound}, {pound sterling}, {quid}]
- The basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters [syn: {Syrian pound}]
- The basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters [syn: {Sudanese pound}]
- The basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters [syn: {Lebanese pound}]
- Formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence [syn: {Irish pound}, {Irish punt}, {punt}]
- The basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters [syn: {Egyptian pound}]
- The basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents [syn: {Cypriot pound}]
- 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: {lbf.}]
- United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972) [syn: {Ezra Pound}, {Ezra Loomis Pound}]
- A public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound" [syn: {dog pound}]
- 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}, {hammering}, {pounding}] v
- Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist" [syn: {thump}, {poke}]
- Strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door" [syn: {ram}, {ram down}]
- Move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the room" [syn: {lumber}]
- Move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast" [syn: {beat}, {thump}]
- Partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water of the canal" [syn: {pound off}]
- Shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded" [syn: {pound up}]
- Place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't stray" [syn: {impound}]
- Break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"
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