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Definition of Pound

Pound

  1. To strike repeatedly with some heavy instrument; to beat.
  2. To comminute and pulverize by beating; to bruise or break into fine particles with a pestle or other heavy instrument; as, to pound spice or salt.
  3. To strike heavy blows; to beat.
  4. To make a jarring noise, as in running; as, the engine pounds.
  5. An inclosure, maintained by public authority, in which cattle or other animals are confined when taken in trespassing, or when going at large in violation of law; a pinfold.
  6. A level stretch in a canal between locks.
  7. A kind of net, having a large inclosure with a narrow entrance into which fish are directed by wings spreading outward.
  8. To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.
  9. of Pound
  10. A certain specified weight; especially, a legal standard consisting of an established number of ounces.
  11. A British denomination of money of account, equivalent to twenty shillings sterling, and equal in value to about $4.86. There is no coin known by this name, but the gold sovereign is of the same value.
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Pound Translations

pound in Dutch is pond
pound in Finnish is survoa
pound in French is piler, broyer
pound in German is Pfund
pound in Italian is libbra
pound in Portuguese is libra
pound in Spanish is almohadilla
pound in Swedish is bulta
pound in Swedish is pund