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KK Pronunciation

〔 paJnd 〕


〔 paund 〕

Overview of noun pound

The noun pound has 14 senses

  • pound, lb -- (16 ounces avoirdupois; "he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds")

  • British pound, pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quid -- (the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence)

  • pound -- (a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy)

  • Syrian pound, pound -- (the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters)

  • Sudanese pound, pound -- (the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters)

  • Lebanese pound, pound -- (the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters)

  • Irish pound, Irish punt, punt, pound -- (formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence)

  • Egyptian pound, pound -- (the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters)

  • Cypriot pound, pound -- (the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents)

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

  • pound, pound sign -- (a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain))

  • pound, dog pound -- (a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound")

  • hammer, pound, hammering, pounding -- (the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway")

Overview of verb pound

The verb pound has 8 senses

  • thump, pound, poke -- (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 -- (strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door")

  • lumber, pound -- (move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the room")

  • beat, pound, thump -- (move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast")

  • pound, pound off -- (partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water of the canal")

  • pound, pound up -- (shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded")

  • impound, pound -- (place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't stray")

  • pound -- (break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone")