Associations to the word «Pound»
POUND, noun. A unit of mass equal to 16 avoirdupois ounces (= 453.592 37 g). Today this value is the most common meaning of "pound" as a unit of weight.
POUND, noun. A unit of mass equal to 12 troy ounces (≈ 373.242 g). Today, this is a common unit of weight when measuring precious metals, and is little used elsewhere.
POUND, noun. (US) The symbol # (octothorpe, hash)
POUND, noun. The unit of currency used in the United Kingdom and its dependencies. It is divided into 100 pence.
POUND, noun. Any of various units of currency used in Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon, and formerly in the Republic of Ireland and Israel.
POUND, noun. Any of various units of currency formerly used in the United States.
POUND, noun. Abbreviation for pound-force, a unit of force/weight. Using this abbreviation to describe pound-force is inaccurate and unscientific.
POUND, noun. A place for the detention of stray or wandering animals.
POUND, noun. A place for the detention of automobiles that have been illegally parked, abandoned, etc.
POUND, noun. A section of a canal between two adjacent locks.
POUND, noun. A kind of fishing net, having a large enclosure with a narrow entrance into which fish are directed by wings spreading outward.
POUND, verb. To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.
POUND, verb. (transitive) To strike hard, usually repeatedly.
POUND, verb. (transitive) To crush to pieces; to pulverize.
POUND, verb. (transitive) (slang) To eat or drink very quickly.
POUND, verb. (transitive) (baseball) (slang) To pitch consistently to a certain location.
POUND, verb. (intransitive) (of a body part, generally heart, blood, or head) To beat strongly or throb.
POUND, verb. (transitive) (slang) To penetrate sexually, with vigour.
POUND, verb. To advance heavily with measured steps.
POUND, verb. (engineering) To make a jarring noise, as when running.
POUND, verb. (slang) (dated) To wager a pound on.
POUND, noun. A hard blow.
POUND A BEAT, verb. (idiomatic) (usually of a police officer) To walk a regular route.
POUND CAKE, noun. (US) A dense yellow cake, the traditional recipe for which consists of equal quantities (nominally one pound) of butter, eggs, flour, and sugar.
POUND CAKES, noun. Plural of pound cake
POUND OF FLESH, noun. (idiomatic) Something which is owed and which will be hurtful or difficult to provide; a debt owed to someone who is merciless and demanding.
POUND SAND, verb. (idiomatic) To engage in a futile activity.
POUND SAND, verb. (idiomatic) (dismissal) To go away; get lost; go to hell.
POUND SHOP, noun. (British) (Irish) A shop selling household groceries, toys, gimmicks etc, that are typically priced at a pound each.
POUND SIGN, noun. (British) The symbol £ representing the pound sterling.
POUND SIGN, noun. (US) The symbol # on a telephone.
POUND SIGNS, noun. Plural of pound sign
POUND STERLING, noun. The currency of the United Kingdom.
POUND THE PAVEMENT, verb. (idiomatic) To travel on foot; to walk or run.
POUND THE PAVEMENT, verb. (idiomatic) To campaign diligently; to seek something, such as business, employment, or answers.
POUND THE TABLE, verb. To strike a table, often repeatedly, with a fist, gavel or similar blunt object.
POUND THE TABLE, verb. (figuratively) (legal) To vehemently assert one's position.
POUND THE TABLE, verb. (finance) To promote one's products.
POUND TOWN, noun. (slang) (A metaphorical place of) vigorous, often rough sexual activity.
POUND, noun. 16 ounces avoirdupois; "he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds".
POUND, noun. The basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence.
POUND, noun. A unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy.
POUND, noun. The basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters.
POUND, noun. The basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters.
POUND, noun. The basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters.
POUND, noun. Formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence.
POUND, noun. The basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters.
POUND, noun. The basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents.
POUND, noun. A nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec.
POUND, noun. United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972).
POUND, noun. A symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain).
POUND, noun. A public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound".
POUND, noun. The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway".
POUND, verb. Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist".
POUND, verb. Strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door".
POUND, verb. Move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the room".
POUND, verb. Move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast".
POUND, verb. Partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water of the canal".
POUND, verb. Shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded".
POUND, verb. Place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't stray".
POUND, verb. Break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone".
It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.