Dictionary Results for pound

1. pound - noun

· 16 ounces avoirdupois; "he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"

Synonym(s): lb

Hypernym(s): avoirdupois_unit

2. pound - noun

· the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence

Synonym(s): British_pound, British_pound_sterling, pound_sterling, quid

Hypernym(s): British_monetary_unit

3. pound - noun

· a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy

Hypernym(s): force_unit

4. pound - noun

· the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters

Synonym(s): Syrian_pound

Hypernym(s): Syrian_monetary_unit

5. pound - noun

· the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters

Synonym(s): Sudanese_pound

Hypernym(s): Sudanese_monetary_unit

6. pound - noun

· the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters

Synonym(s): Lebanese_pound

Hypernym(s): Lebanese_monetary_unit

7. pound - noun

· formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence

Synonym(s): Irish_pound, Irish_punt, punt

Hypernym(s): Irish_monetary_unit

8. pound - noun

· the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters

Synonym(s): Egyptian_pound

Hypernym(s): Egyptian_monetary_unit

9. pound - noun

· the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents

Synonym(s): Cypriot_pound

Hypernym(s): Cypriot_monetary_unit

10. 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(s): lbf.

Hypernym(s): force_unit

11. pound - noun

· United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)

Synonym(s): Pound, Ezra_Pound, Ezra_Loomis_Pound

12. pound - noun

· a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain)

Synonym(s): pound_sign

Hypernym(s): symbol

13. pound - noun

· a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"

Synonym(s): dog_pound

Hypernym(s): enclosure

14. 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"

Synonym(s): hammer, hammering, pounding

Hypernym(s): blow

15. pound - verb

· hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"

Synonym(s): thump, poke

Hypernym(s): hit

16. pound - verb

· strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door"

Synonym(s): ram, ram_down

Hypernym(s): thrust

17. pound - verb

· move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the room"

Synonym(s): lumber

Hypernym(s): walk

18. pound - verb

· move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"

Synonym(s): beat, thump

Hypernym(s): move

19. pound - verb

· partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water of the canal"

Synonym(s): pound_off

Hypernym(s): partition, partition_off

20. pound - verb

· shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded"

Synonym(s): pound_up

Hypernym(s): restrain, confine, hold, constrain

21. pound - verb

· place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't stray"

Synonym(s): impound

Hypernym(s): restrain, confine, hold, constrain

22. pound - verb

· break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"

Hypernym(s): break_up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise

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