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English noun: pound

1. pound (quantity) 16 ounces avoirdupois


SamplesHe got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds.


Synonymslb


Broader (hypernym)avoirdupois unit


Part holonymhalf pound, ounce, oz.


Part meronymquarter, stone

2. pound (quantity) the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence


SynonymsBritish pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quid


Broader (hypernym)British monetary unit


Part holonympenny

3. pound (quantity) a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy


Broader (hypernym)force unit

4. pound (quantity) the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters


SynonymsSyrian pound


Broader (hypernym)Syrian monetary unit


Part holonympiaster, piastre

5. pound (quantity) the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters


SynonymsSudanese pound


Broader (hypernym)Sudanese monetary unit


Part holonympiaster, piastre

6. pound (quantity) the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters


SynonymsLebanese pound


Broader (hypernym)Lebanese monetary unit


Part holonympiaster, piastre

7. pound (quantity) formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence


SynonymsIrish pound, Irish punt, punt


Broader (hypernym)Irish monetary unit


Part holonympenny

8. pound (quantity) the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters


SynonymsEgyptian pound


Broader (hypernym)Egyptian monetary unit


Part holonympiaster, piastre

9. pound (quantity) the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents


SynonymsCypriot pound


Broader (hypernym)Cypriot monetary unit


Part holonymmil

10. pound (quantity) a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec


Synonymslbf.


Broader (hypernym)force unit


Part holonymquarter pound

11. Pound (person) United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)


SynonymsEzra Loomis Pound, Ezra Pound


Instance hypernymauthor, poet, writer

12. pound (communication) a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain)


Synonymspound sign


Broader (hypernym)symbol

13. pound (artifact) a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs


SamplesUnlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound.


Synonymsdog pound


Broader (hypernym)enclosure

14. pound (act) the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)


SamplesThe sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard.
The pounding of feet on the hallway.


Synonymshammer, hammering, pounding


Broader (hypernym)blow


English verb: pound

1. pound (contact) hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument


SamplesThe salesman pounded the door knocker.
A bible-thumping Southern Baptist.


Synonymspoke, thump


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hit

2. pound (contact) strike or drive against with a heavy impact


SamplesRam the gate with a sledgehammer.
Pound on the door.


Synonymsram, ram down


Pattern of useSomething ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)thrust

3. pound (motion) move heavily or clumsily


SamplesThe heavy man lumbered across the room.


ExamplesThe children pound to the playground


Synonymslumber


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)walk

4. pound (motion) move rhythmically


SamplesHer heart was beating fast.


Synonymsbeat, thump


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)flap, flutter, palpitate, pulsate, pulse, thrash, throb


Verb groupbeat

5. pound (contact) partition off into compartments


SamplesThe locks pound the water of the canal.


Synonymspound off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)partition, partition off

6. pound (contact) shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits


SamplesThe prisoners are safely pounded.


Synonymspound up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)confine, hold, restrain


Verb groupimpound, pound

7. pound (contact) place or shut up in a pound


SamplesPound the cows so they don't stray.


Synonymsimpound


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)confine, hold, restrain


Verb grouppound, pound up

8. pound (change) break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle


SamplesPound the roots with a heavy flat stone.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break up, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize









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