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pound

 
Noun pound has 12 senses
  1. pound, lb - 16 ounces; "he tried to lift 100 pounds"
    --1 is a kind of avoirdupois unit
    --1 is a part of stone; quarter
    --1 has parts: ounce, oz.
  2. British pound, pound, pound sterling, quid - the basic unit of money in Great Britain; equal to 100 pence
    --2 is a kind of British monetary unit
    --2 has parts: penny
  3. Syrian pound, pound - the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
    --3 is a kind of Syrian monetary unit
    --3 has parts: piaster, piastre
  4. Sudanese pound, pound - the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
    --4 is a kind of Sudanese monetary unit
    --4 has parts: piaster, piastre
  5. Lebanese pound, pound - the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
    --5 is a kind of Lebanese monetary unit
    --5 has parts: piaster, piastre
  6. Irish pound, Irish punt, punt, pound - formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    --6 is a kind of Irish monetary unit
    --6 has parts: penny
  7. Egyptian pound, pound - the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
    --7 is a kind of Egyptian monetary unit
    --7 has parts: piaster, piastre
  8. Cypriot pound, pound - the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
    --8 is a kind of Cypriot monetary unit
    --8 has parts: mil
  9. pound, 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
    --9 is a kind of force unit
  10. Pound, Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound - United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
    --10 is a kind of writer, author; poet
  11. pound, dog pound - a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"
    --11 is a kind of enclosure
    Derived form: verb pound7
  12. hammer, pound, hammering, pounding - the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"
    --12 is a kind of blow
    Derived forms: verb pound8, verb pound2, verb pound1
Verb pound has 8 senses
  1. thump, pound, poke - hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
    --1 is one way to hit
    Derived forms: noun pound12, noun pounding3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. ram, ram down, pound - strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door"
    --2 is one way to thrust
    Derived form: noun pound12
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. lumber, pound - move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the room"
    --3 is one way to walk
    Sample sentence:
    The children pound to the playground
  4. beat, pound, thump - move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
    --4 is one way to move
    Derived form: noun pounding2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  5. pound, pound off - partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water of the canal"
    --5 is one way to partition, partition off
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. pound, pound up - shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded"
    --6 is one way to restrain, confine, hold
    Derived form: noun poundage4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  7. impound, pound - place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't stray"
    --7 is one way to restrain, confine, hold
    Derived form: noun pound11
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  8. pound - break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"
    --8 is one way to
    break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise
    Derived forms: noun pound12, noun pounder2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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