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Definition of POUND

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Pound \Pound\, v. i.
     1. To strike heavy blows; to beat.
        [1913 Webster]

     2. (Mach.) To make a jarring noise, as in running; as, the engine pounds. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pound \Pound\, n. [AS. pund an inclosure: cf. forpyndan to turn away, or to repress, also Icel. pynda to extort, torment, Ir. pont, pond, pound. Cf. {Pinder}, {Pinfold}, {Pin} to inclose, {Pond}.]
     1. An inclosure, maintained by public authority, in which cattle or other animals are confined when taken in trespassing, or when going at large in violation of law; a pinfold. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. A level stretch in a canal between locks.
        [1913 Webster]

     3. (Fishing) A kind of net, having a large inclosure with a narrow entrance into which fish are directed by wings spreading outward. [1913 Webster]

     {Pound covert}, a pound that is close or covered over, as a shed.

     {Pound overt}, a pound that is open overhead.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pound \Pound\, v. t.
     To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pound \Pound\, n.; pl. {Pounds}, collectively {Pound} or {Pounds}. [AS. pund, fr. L. pondo, akin to pondus a weight, pendere to weigh. See {Pendant}.]
     1. A certain specified measure of mass or weight; especially, a legal standard consisting of an established number of ounces. [1913 Webster]

     Note: The pound in general use in the United States and in England is the {pound avoirdupois}, which is divided into sixteen ounces, and contains 7,000 grains (0.453 kilogram). The {pound troy} is divided into twelve ounces, and contains 5,760 grains. 144 pounds avoirdupois are equal to 175 pounds troy weight. See {Avoirdupois}, and {Troy}. [1913 Webster]

     2. A British denomination of money of account, equivalent to twenty shillings sterling, and equal in value to about
        $4.86 in 1900 and $1.50 in 2002. The modern pound coin was introduced in 1983. Formerly there was a gold sovereign of the same value. [1913 Webster + PJC]

     Note: The pound sterling was in Saxon times, about a. d. 671, a pound troy of silver, and a shilling was its twentieth part; consequently the latter was three times as large as it is at present. --Peacham. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pound \Pound\ (pound), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pounding}.] [OE. pounen, AS. punian to bruise. Cf. {Pun} a play on words.]
     1. To strike repeatedly with some heavy instrument; to beat. [1913 Webster]

              With cruel blows she pounds her blubbered cheeks.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. To comminute and pulverize by beating; to bruise or break into fine particles with a pestle or other heavy instrument; as, to pound spice or salt. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

406 Moby Thesaurus words for "pound":
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