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pound


  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pound  \Pound\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  strike  heavy  blows;  to  beat 
 
  2.  (Mach.)  To  make  a  jarring  noise,  as  in  running;  as  the 
  engine  pounds. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  A  level  stretch  in  a  canal  between  locks. 
 
  3.  (Fishing)  A  kind  of  net,  having  a  large  inclosure  with  a 
  narrow  entrance  into  which  fish  are  directed  by  wings 
  spreading  outward. 
 
  {Pound  covert},  a  pound  that  is  close  or  covered  over  as  a 
  shed. 
 
  {Pound  overt},  a  pound  that  is  open  overhead. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  With  cruel  blows  she  pounds  her  blubbered  cheeks. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pound  \Pound\,  v.  t. 
  To  confine  in  or  as  in  a  pound;  to  impound.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  weight;  especially,  a  legal  standard 
  consisting  of  an  established  number  of  ounces. 
 
  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.  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}. 
 
  2.  A  British  denomination  of  money  of  account,  equivalent  to 
  twenty  shillings  sterling,  and  equal  in  value  to  about 
  $4.86.  There  is  no  coin  known  by  this  name  but  the  gold 
  sovereign  is  of  the  same  value. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pound 
  n  1:  16  ounces;  "he  tried  to  lieft  100  pounds"  [syn:  {lb}] 
  2:  the  basic  unit  of  money  in  Great  Britain;  equal  to  100  pence 
  [syn:  {British  pound},  {pound  sterling},  {quid}] 
  3:  the  basic  unit  of  money  in  Syria;  equal  to  100  piasters 
  [syn:  {Syrian  pound}] 
  4:  the  basic  unit  of  money  in  the  Sudan;  equal  to  100  piasters 
  [syn:  {Sudanese  pound}] 
  5:  the  basic  unit  of  money  in  Lebanon;  equal  to  100  piasters 
  [syn:  {Lebanese  pound}] 
  6:  the  basic  unit  of  money  in  Ireland;  equal  to  100  pence  [syn: 
  {Irish  pound},  {punt}] 
  7:  the  basic  unit  of  money  in  Egypt;  equal  to  100  piasters 
  [syn:  {Egyptian  pound}] 
  8:  the  basic  unit  of  money  in  Cyprus;  equal  to  100  cents  [syn: 
  {Cypriot  pound}] 
  9:  a  nontechnical  unit  of  force  equal  to  the  mass  of  1  pound 
  with  an  acceleration  of  free  fall  equal  to  32  feet/sec/sec 
  [syn:  {lbf.}] 
  10:  a  public  enclosure  for  stray  or  unlicensed  dogs;  "unlicensed 
  dogs  will  be  taken  to  the  pound"  [syn:  {dog  pound}] 
  11:  the  act  of  pounding  (delivering  repeated  heavy  blows);  "the 
  sudden  hammer  of  fists  caught  him  off  guard";  "the 
  pounding  of  feet  on  the  hallway"  [syn:  {hammer},  {hammering}, 
  {pounding}] 
  v  1:  hit  hard  [syn:  {thump},  {poke}] 
  2:  strike  or  drive  against  with  a  heavy  impact;  "ram  the  gate 
  with  a  sledgehammer"  [syn:  {ram},  {ram  down}] 
  3:  move  heavily  or  clumsily  [syn:  {lumber}] 
  4:  move  rhythmically;  "Her  heart  was  beating  fast"  [syn:  {beat}, 
  {thump}] 
  5:  pulsate  or  pound  with  abnormal  force;  "my  head  is  pounding"; 
  "Her  heart  was  throbbing"  [syn:  {throb}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Pound,  VA  (town,  FIPS  64272) 
  Location:  37.12472  N,  82.60748  W 
  Population  (1990):  995  (466  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  24279 
  Pound,  WI  (village,  FIPS  64750) 
  Location:  45.09588  N,  88.03285  W 
  Population  (1990):  434  (171  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  54161 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  pound 
 
  {hash} 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Pound 
  (1.)  A  weight.  Heb.  maneh,  equal  to  100  shekels  (1  Kings  10:17; 
  Ezra  2:69;  Neh.  7:71,  72).  Gr  litra,  equal  to  about  12  oz 
  avoirdupois  (John  12:3;  19:39). 
 
  (2.)  A  sum  of  money;  the  Gr  mna  or  mina  (Luke  19:13,  16,  18, 
  20,  24,  25).  It  was  equal  to  100  drachmas,  and  was  of  the  value 
  of  about  $3,  6s.  8d.  of  our  money.  (See  {MONEY}.) 
 




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