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Meanings for pound

to hit or strike something with heavy force

pound, lb(noun)

16 ounces avoirdupois

"he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"

British pound, pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quid(noun)

the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence

pound(noun)

a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy

Syrian pound, pound(noun)

the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters

Sudanese pound, pound(noun)

the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters

Lebanese pound, pound(noun)

the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters

Irish pound, Irish punt, punt, pound(noun)

formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence

Egyptian pound, pound(noun)

the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters

Cypriot pound, pound(noun)

the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents

pound, lbf.(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

Pound, Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound(noun)

United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)

pound, pound sign(noun)

a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain)

pound, dog pound(noun)

a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs

"unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"

hammer, pound, hammering, pounding(verb)

the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)

"the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"

thump, pound, poke(verb)

hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument

"the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"

ram, ram down, pound(verb)

strike or drive against with a heavy impact

"ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door"

lumber, pound(verb)

move heavily or clumsily

"The heavy man lumbered across the room"

beat, pound, thump(verb)

move rhythmically

"Her heart was beating fast"

pound, pound off(verb)

partition off into compartments

"The locks pound the water of the canal"

pound, pound up(verb)

shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits

"The prisoners are safely pounded"

impound, pound(verb)

place or shut up in a pound

"pound the cows so they don't stray"

pound(verb)

break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle

"pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"

a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument

give the nail a final pound with the hammer

an enclosure with an open framework for keeping animals

stray dogs wearing tags are kept in that pound until their owners can be notified

to move heavily or clumsily

pounding down the road as fast as he could run

to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner

pounding nails into boards all day long

to strike repeatedly

during the storm the waves furiously pounded the beach

to shape with a hammer

pounding out a depression in the metal

to reduce to fine particles

the tablet may be pounded and mixed in with the animal's food

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Example Sentences of pound

I bought a pound of meat the other day.

Should I make a cream pie or a pound cake?

I felt my heart pound after running a little.

Jeff had to pound the pavement for three months before he found a job.

Tom bought a pound of cheese.

Fish is sold by the pound here.

Butter is sold by the pound in the USA.

The pain of the compound fracture was almost unbearable.

Do you have a five-pound note?

As a rule of thumb, you should plan on one pound of beef for every two guests.

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Synonyms for pound

dog pound quid pound sterling punt lb lbf. pounding hammer pound sign hammering chew wad plug chaw cud quid pro quo punting buffeting throbbing power hammer malleus throb mallet cock stab horn in prod dig intrude beat ram down thud lumber impound nose pound up pry thump jab ram pound off poke force drill in drive hammer in chock up cram jampack beat in crash jam log exhaust stupefy baffle stick perplex vanquish get mystify flummox outwit circumvent tick nonplus trounce pulsate drum beat up bunk dumbfound tucker out flap beat out gravel ticktack outsmart thrum ticktock amaze quiver work over puzzle overreach bewilder crush tucker vex wash up outfox pose scramble shell seize confiscate sequester attach bastinado batter belabor bruise castigate chastise conquer cudgel defeat flog overcome pommel scourge smite spank strike surpass switch thrash whip worst imprison cage coop pulverize triturate BRAY comminute levigate book libra cypriot £ pounds sterling pond lira livre lbs. kennel free kilo cyprus books paper bang bash bat belt biff blow bop box buffet bust chop clap clip clout crack cuff dab douse fillip hack haymaker hit hook knock larrup lash lick pelt pick plump punch rap slam slap slug smack smash sock stinger stripe stroke swat swipe thwack wallop welt whack wham whop whap corral hutch pen barge clump flounder galumph lump plod scuff scuffle shamble shuffle slog slough stamp stomp stumble stump tramp tromp trudge bludgeon bob bonk clobber clock nail paste tag whale zap baste birch bung up club curry do drub fib hide lace lambaste lambast lather maul mess (up) paddle pummel punch out rough (up) slate tan thresh whup draw forge atomize bray disintegrate grind mill mull powder

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Antonyms for pound

breeze coast glide slide waltz whisk

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Pound in different languages

  • pond Afrikaans
  • باوند, منا, رطل, جنيهArabic
  • фунт Bulgarian
  • lliura Catalan
  • bušit libra útulek Czech
  • pwys punt Welch
  • pund Danish
  • pfund tierheim verwahrstelle zwinger German
  • toEstonian
  • λίρα λίβρα μαντρί μνα μάντρα Greek
  • pundo funto Esperanto
  • pilar libra perrera pulverizar Spanish
  • libraBasque
  • naula eläinkoti isku pommittaa takoa rusikoida jyskyttää ryskyttää imaista punta pauna takavarikkoalue troy-naula sulkuallas hakata murskata marssia Finnish
  • pundFaeroese
  • livre fourrière pilonner French
  • punt póna Irish
  • punnd, nota, buail, notScots Gaelic
  • puntManx
  • לירהHebrew
  • पाउंड Hindi
  • font Hungarian
  • ֆունտ Armenian
  • banga Icelandic
  • bacino idrico martellare colpire flagellare ingurgitare frantumare battere polverizzare picchiare canile botta lira recinto colpo forte deposito auto pestare trangugiare tritare affogarsi triturare libbra lira sterlina gattile tonfo sterlina autoparco martellio Italian
  • ポンドJapanese
  • 파운드, 빻다Korean
  • libra Latin
  • PondLuxembourgish
  • daužyti svaras Lithuanian
  • фунта либра кафилерија Macedonian
  • paund kandang paun kurungan Malay
  • lira, libraMaltese
  • ပေါင်Burmese
  • pond beuken Dutch
  • pund Norwegian
  • funt Polish
  • pulverizar devorar libra pátio libra esterlina bater triturar abrigo batida Portuguese
  • livră pfund pisa bate liră Romanian
  • колоти́ть дроби́ть фунт толочь раздробля́ть моло́ть ло́пать Russian
  • фунта, funtaSerbo
  • libra Slovak
  • funtSlovenian
  • pund Swedish
  • ratili Swahili
  • దంచుTegulu
  • ปอนด์Thai
  • libre Turkish
  • פונטYiddish

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