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  Definition of Pound
  1. the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"
  2. a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"
  3. United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
  4. a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec
  5. the basic unit of money in Great Britain; equal to 100 pence
  6. the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
  7. the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
  8. formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
  9. the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
  10. the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
  11. the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
  12. 16 ounces; "he tried to lift 100 pounds"
  13. break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"
  14. place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don''t stray"
  15. shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded"
  16. hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
  17. partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water of the canal"
  18. strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door"
  19. move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
  20. move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the room"
Similar Words: hammer, hammering, pounding, dog pound, Pound, Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound, lbf., British pound, pound sterling, quid, Cypriot pound, Egyptian pound, Irish pound, Irish punt, punt, Lebanese pound, Sudanese pound, Syrian pound, lb, impound, pound up, thump, poke, pound off, ram, ram down, beat, lumber


Hyponyms: pulsate, throb, pulse, palpitate, flutter, thrash, flap


Grouped Verbs: pound up, impound, beat


Part Meronyms: stone, quarter


Derivational Morphology: thump, poke, hammer, ram, ram down, impound, hammering, pounding, pestle, muller, pounder, dog pound, impoundment, impounding, internment, poundage, punch, clout, lick, biff, rammer, throb, throbbing, rhythm, beat, musical rhythm, pulse, pulsation, heartbeat


Language Translations:
Basque: libra   Bosnian: funta  
Bulgarian: фунт   Catalan: lliura  
Chinese:   Danish: pund  
Dutch: pond   Finnish: naula  
French: livre   German: Pfund  
Hungarian: font   Irish: punt  
Italian: libbra   Japanese: ポンド  
Korean: 파운드   Lithuanian: svaras  
Maltese: libra   Norwegian: pund  
Polish: funt   Portuguese: libra  
Russian: фунт   Slovak: libra  
Slovene: funt   Spanish: libra  
Swahili: ratili   Swedish: pund  
Yiddish: פונט  
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