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English Dictionary: pound by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
pound
n
  1. 16 ounces avoirdupois; "he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"
    Synonym(s): pound, lb
  2. the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    Synonym(s): British pound, pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quid
  3. a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy
  4. the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
    Synonym(s): Syrian pound, pound
  5. the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
    Synonym(s): Sudanese pound, pound
  6. the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
    Synonym(s): Lebanese pound, pound
  7. formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    Synonym(s): Irish pound, Irish punt, punt, pound
  8. the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
    Synonym(s): Egyptian pound, pound
  9. the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
    Synonym(s): Cypriot pound, pound
  10. a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec
    Synonym(s): pound, lbf.
  11. United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
    Synonym(s): Pound, Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound
  12. a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain)
    Synonym(s): pound, pound sign
  13. a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"
    Synonym(s): pound, dog pound
  14. the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"
    Synonym(s): hammer, pound, hammering, pounding
v
  1. hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
    Synonym(s): thump, pound, poke
  2. strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door"
    Synonym(s): ram, ram down, pound
  3. move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the room"
    Synonym(s): lumber, pound
  4. move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
    Synonym(s): beat, pound, thump
  5. partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water of the canal"
    Synonym(s): pound, pound off
  6. shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded"
    Synonym(s): pound, pound up
  7. place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't stray"
    Synonym(s): impound, pound
  8. break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"
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.
      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 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. i.
      1. To strike heavy blows; to beat.
  
      2. (Mach.) To make a jarring noise, as in running; as, the
            engine pounds.

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 (15Feb98) [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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