pound
noun.
16 ounces avoirdupois
he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds
Synonym: lb
noun.
the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
noun.
a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy
noun.
the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
Synonym: syrian pound
noun.
the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
noun.
the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
noun.
formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
noun.
the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
noun.
the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
Synonym: cypriot pound
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
Synonym: lbf.
noun.
United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
noun.
a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain)
Synonym: pound sign
noun.
a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs
unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound
Synonym: dog pound
noun.
the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard|the pounding of feet on the hallway
verb.
hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument
the salesman pounded the door knocker|a bible-thumping Southern Baptist
Synonym: thump, poke
verb.
strike or drive against with a heavy impact
ram the gate with a sledgehammer|pound on the door
Synonym: ram, ram down
verb.
move heavily or clumsily
The heavy man lumbered across the room
Synonym: lumber
verb.
move rhythmically
Her heart was beating fast
Synonym: beat, thump
verb.
partition off into compartments
The locks pound the water of the canal
Synonym: pound off
verb.
shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits
The prisoners are safely pounded
Synonym: pound up
verb.
place or shut up in a pound
pound the cows so they don't stray
Synonym: impound
verb.
break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle
pound the roots with a heavy flat stone