- [noun] 16 ounces; "he tried to lift 100 pounds"
- [noun] the basic unit of money in Great Britain; equal to 100 pence
Synonyms: British sterling, quid
- [noun] the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
- [noun] the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
- [noun] the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
- [noun] formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
Synonyms: Irish Irish punt, punt
- [noun] the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
- [noun] the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
- [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
- [noun] United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
Synonyms: Pound, Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound
- [noun] a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the 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"
Synonyms: hammer, hammering, ing
- [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
- [verb] strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door"
Synonyms: ram, ram down
- [verb] move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the room"
- [verb] move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
Synonyms: beat, thump
- [verb] partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water of the canal"
- [verb] shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded"
- [verb] place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't stray"
- [verb] break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"