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Definition of 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.

Pound Quotations

If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor.
Christiaan Barnard

A pound invested in energy efficiency buys seven times more energy solution than a pound invested in nuclear power.
Zac Goldsmith

I reached a point towards the end on the old heart where I had trouble getting out of a chair. All I wanted to do was get out of bed in the morning and walk to my office and sit back down in the chair. Now I throw 50 pound bags of horse feed in the back of my pickup truck and I don't even think about it. I'm back doing those things.
Dick Cheney

When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching. - Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
Muhammad Ali
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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
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