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Definition:

  1. [noun] 16 ounces; "he tried to lift 100 pounds"
    Synonyms: lb

  2. [noun] the basic unit of money in Great Britain; equal to 100 pence
    Synonyms: British sterling, quid

  3. [noun] the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
    Synonyms: Syrian

  4. [noun] the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
    Synonyms: Sudanese

  5. [noun] the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
    Synonyms: Lebanese

  6. [noun] formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    Synonyms: Irish Irish punt, punt

  7. [noun] the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
    Synonyms: Egyptian

  8. [noun] the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
    Synonyms: Cypriot

  9. [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
    Synonyms: lbf.

  10. [noun] United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
    Synonyms: Pound, Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound

  11. [noun] a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"
    Synonyms: dog

  12. [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"
    Synonyms: hammer, hammering, ing

  13. [verb] hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
    Synonyms: thump, poke

  14. [verb] strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door"
    Synonyms: ram, ram down

  15. [verb] move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the room"
    Synonyms: lumber

  16. [verb] move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
    Synonyms: beat, thump

  17. [verb] partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water of the canal"
    Synonyms: off

  18. [verb] shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded"
    Synonyms: up

  19. [verb] place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't stray"
    Synonyms: im

  20. [verb] break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"

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