pound


pound
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[[t]paʊnd[/t]]
v. t.
1) to strike repeatedly with great force, as with an instrument, the fist, heavy missiles, etc
2) to produce or effect by or as if by striking or thumping (often fol. by out)
3) to force (a way) by battering; batter (often fol. by down)
4) to crush into a powder or paste by beating repeatedly
5) to strike heavy blows repeatedly
6) to beat or throb violently, as the heart
7) to give forth a thumping sound
8) to walk or go with heavy steps
9) to work with force or vigor (often fol. by away)
10) the act of pounding
11) a heavy or forcible blow
12) a thump
Etymology: bef. 1000; ME pounen, OE pūnian; akin to D puin rubbish pound′er, n. syn: See beat II
pound
[[t]paʊnd[/t]] n. pl. pounds, (collectively)pound.
1) wam a unit of weight and of mass, varying in different periods and countries
2) wam
a) (in English-speaking countries) an avoirdupois unit of weight equal to 7000 grains, divided into 16 ounces (0.453 kg), used for ordinary commerce
Abbr.: lb. lb. av.
b) a troy unit of weight, in the U.S. and formerly in Britain, equal to 5760 grains, divided into 12 ounces (0.373 kg), used for precious metals
Abbr.: lb. t.
c) (in the U.S.) a unit of apothecaries' weight equal to 5760 grains, divided into 12 ounces (0.373 kg)
3) num
Also called pound sterling the basic monetary unit of the United Kingdom, formerly equal to 20 shillings or 240 pence: equal to 100 new pence after decimalization in 1971. Abbr.:L Symbol: £
4) num the basic monetary unit of Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan, and Syria
5) num punt
6) num a former monetary unit of various countries, as Israel, Libya, and Nigeria
Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE pund (c. D pond, G Pfund, ON, Go pund) « L pondō pound, abl. of pondus weight, in the phrase libra pondō a pound by weight; see libra III
pound
[[t]paʊnd[/t]] n.
1) an enclosure maintained by public authorities for confining stray or homeless animals
2) ahb. an enclosure for sheltering, keeping, confining, or trapping animals
3) an enclosure or trap for fish
4) a place of confinement or imprisonment
5) trs a place where illegally parked vehicles are impounded
Etymology: 1350–1400; ME poond; cf. late OE pund- in pundfald pinfold; akin to pond

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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