HyperDic: pound

English > 22 senses of the word pound / Pound:
NOUNquantitypound, lb16 ounces avoirdupois
quantitypound, British pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quidthe basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland
quantitypounda unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy
quantitypound, Syrian poundthe basic unit of money in Syria
quantitypound, Sudanese poundthe basic unit of money in the Sudan
quantitypound, Lebanese poundthe basic unit of money in Lebanon
quantitypound, Irish pound, Irish punt, puntformerly the basic unit of money in Ireland
quantitypound, Egyptian poundthe basic unit of money in Egypt
quantitypound, Cypriot poundthe basic unit of money in Cyprus
quantitypound, 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
person Pound, Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis PoundUnited States writer who lived in Europe
communicationpound, pound signa symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain)
artifactpound, dog pounda public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs
actpound, hammer, hammering, poundingthe act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
VERBcontactpound, thump, pokehit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument
contactpound, ram, ram downstrike / strike or drive against with a heavy impact
motionpound, lumbermove heavily or clumsily
motionpound, beat, thumpmove rhythmically
contactpound, pound offpartition off into compartments
contactpound, pound upshut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits
contactpound, impoundplace or shut up in a pound
changepoundbreak down and crush by beating, as with a pestle
pound / Pound > pronunciation
Soundspaw'nd
Rhymesabound ... wound: 56 rhymes with awnd...
English > pound: 22 senses > noun 1, quantity
Meaning16 ounces avoirdupois.
Example"he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"
Synonymlb
Part ofquarterA quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
stoneAn avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body
Partshalf pound8 ounces avoirdupois
ounce, oz.A unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound or 16 drams or 28.349 grams
Broaderavoirdupois unitAny of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
Spanishlb, libra
Catalanlliura
English > pound: 22 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningThe basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence.
SynonymsBritish pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quid
PartspennyA fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom
BroaderBritish monetary unitmonetary unit in Great Britain
Spanishlibra esterlina, libra
Catalanlliura esterlina, lliura
English > pound: 22 senses > noun 3, quantity
MeaningA unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy.
Broaderforce unitA unit of measurement of physical force
English > pound: 22 senses > noun 4, quantity
MeaningThe basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters.
SynonymSyrian pound
Partspiaster, piastreA fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria
BroaderSyrian monetary unitmonetary unit in Syria
Spanishlibra siria
Catalanlliura síria
English > pound: 22 senses > noun 5, quantity
MeaningThe basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters.
SynonymSudanese pound
Partspiaster, piastreA fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria
BroaderSudanese monetary unitmonetary unit in the Sudan
Spanishlibra sudanesa
Catalanlliura sudanesa
English > pound: 22 senses > noun 6, quantity
MeaningThe basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters.
SynonymLebanese pound
Partspiaster, piastreA fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria
BroaderLebanese monetary unitmonetary unit in Lebanon
Spanishlibra libanesa
Catalanlliura libanesa
English > pound: 22 senses > noun 7, quantity
Meaningformerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence.
SynonymsIrish pound, Irish punt, punt
PartspennyA fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom
BroaderIrish monetary unitmonetary unit in Eire
SpanishIrish pound, libra irlandesa
Catalanlliura irlandesa
English > pound: 22 senses > noun 8, quantity
MeaningThe basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters.
SynonymEgyptian pound
Partspiaster, piastreA fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria
BroaderEgyptian monetary unitmonetary unit in Egypt
Spanishlibra egipcia
Catalanlliura egípcia
English > pound: 22 senses > noun 9, quantity
MeaningThe basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents.
SynonymCypriot pound
PartsmilA Cypriot monetary unit equal to one thousandth of a pound
BroaderCypriot monetary unitmonetary unit in Cyprus
Spanishlibra chipriota
Catalanlliura xipriota
English > pound: 22 senses > noun 10, quantity
MeaningA nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec.
Synonymlbf.
Partsquarter pound4 ounces avoirdupois
Broaderforce unitA unit of measurement of physical force
English > Pound: 22 senses > noun 11, person
MeaningUnited States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972).
SynonymsEzra Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound
Instance ofpoetA writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
writer, authorWrites (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
SpanishEzra Pound
CatalanEzra Pound
English > pound: 22 senses > noun 12, communication
MeaningA symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain).
Synonympound sign
BroadersymbolAn arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
English > pound: 22 senses > noun 13, artifact
MeaningA public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs.
Example"unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"
Synonymdog pound
BroaderenclosureA structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed / enclosed for some purpose
Spanishperrera
Catalancanera
Verbspoundplace or shut up in a pound
English > pound: 22 senses > noun 14, act
MeaningThe act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows).
Example "the pounding of feet on the hallway"
Synonymshammer, hammering, pounding
BroaderblowA powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
Spanishmachaqueo, martilleo
Catalanmartell
Verbspoundbreak down and crush by beating, as with a pestle
poundhit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument
poundstrike / strike or drive against with a heavy impact
English > pound: 22 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaninghit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"the salesman pounded the door knocker"
Synonymsthump, poke
BroaderhitDeal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
Spanishaporrear, golpear, librar, martillear, moler a palos
Catalanmartellejar, picar amb força, tustar
Nounspound, poundingthe act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
English > pound: 22 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningstrike / strike or drive against with a heavy impact.
PatternSomething ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "pound on the door"
Synonymsram, ram down
BroaderthrustPush forcefully
Spanishapisonar, aporrear
Catalanpitjar
Nounspoundthe act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
English > pound: 22 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningMove heavily or clumsily.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe children pound to the playground
Synonymlumber
BroaderwalkUse one's feet to advance
English > pound: 22 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningMove rhythmically.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsbeat, thump
NarrowerflapMove noisily
palpitate, flutterBeat rapidly
pulsate, throb, pulseExpand and contract rhythmically
thrashbeat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Similar tobeatIndicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
Spanishaporrear, golpear, latir
Catalanbategar, batre
Nounspoundingan instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
English > pound: 22 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningpartition off into compartments.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The locks pound the water of the canal"
Synonympound off
Broaderpartition, partition offdivide into parts, pieces, or sections
English > pound: 22 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaningshut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The prisoners are safely pounded"
Synonympound up
Broaderrestrain, confine, hold, constrainTo close within bounds, limit or hold back / back from movement
Similar toimpound, poundplace or shut up in a pound
Nounspoundageplacing private property in the custody of an officer of the law
English > pound: 22 senses > verb 7, contact
Meaningplace or shut up in a pound.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"pound the cows so they don't stray"
Synonymimpound
Broaderrestrain, confine, hold, constrainTo close within bounds, limit or hold back / back from movement
Similar topound, pound upshut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits
Spanishembargar
Catalanembargar
Nounspounda public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs
English > pound: 22 senses > verb 8, change
Meaningbreak down and crush by beating, as with a pestle.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"
Broaderbreak up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentisebreak or cause to break into pieces
Nounspoundthe act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
poundera heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone / stone

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