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Pound

v. t.1.To strike repeatedly with some heavy instrument; to beat.
[imp. & p. p. Pounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Pounding.]
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.
v. i.1.To strike heavy blows; to beat.
2.(Mach.) To make a jarring noise, as in running; as, the engine pounds.
n.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.
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.
v. t.1.To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.
n.1.A certain specified weight; especially, a legal standard consisting of an established number of ounces.
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.
Noun1.pound - 16 ounces; "he tried to lift 100 pounds"
Synonyms: lb
2.Poundpound - the basic unit of money in Great Britain; equal to 100 pence
3.pound - the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
Synonyms: Syrian pound
4.pound - the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
Synonyms: Sudanese pound
5.pound - the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
Synonyms: Lebanese pound
6.pound - formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
7.pound - the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
Synonyms: Egyptian pound
8.pound - the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
Synonyms: Cypriot pound
9.pound - 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.Pound - United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
11.pound - a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"
Synonyms: dog pound
12.pound - the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"
Verb1.pound - hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
Synonyms: thump, poke
2.pound - strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door"
Synonyms: ram, ram down
3.pound - move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the room"
Synonyms: lumber
4.pound - move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
Synonyms: thump, beat
5.pound - partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water of the canal"
Synonyms: pound off
6.pound - shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded"
Synonyms: pound up
7.pound - place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't stray"
Synonyms: impound
8.pound - break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"

POUND, weight. There are two kinds of weights, namely, the troy, and the avoirdupois. The pound avoirdupois is greater than the troy pound, in the proportion of seven thousand to five thousand seven hundred and sixty. The troy pound contains twelve ounces, that of avoirdupois sixteen ounces.

POUND, Eng. law. A place enclosed to keep strayed animals in. 5 Pick. 514; 4 Pick. 258; 9 Pick. 14.

POUND, money. The sum of twenty shillings. Previous to the establishment of the federal currency,, the different states made use of the pound in computing money; it was of different value in the several states.
     2. Pound sterling, is a denomination of money of Great Britain. It is of the value of a sovereign. (q.v.) In calculating the rates of duties, the pound sterling shall be considered and taken as of the value of four dollars and eighty cents. Apt of March 3, 1833.
     3. The pound sterling of Ireland is to be computed, in calculating said duties, at four dollars and ten cents. Id.
     4. The pound of the British provinces Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Canada, is to be so computed at four dollars. Act of May, 22, 1846.

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