Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pound

14 senses of pound

Sense 1
pound, lb -- (16 ounces avoirdupois; "he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds")
       => avoirdupois unit -- (any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights)

Sense 2
British pound, pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quid -- (the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence)
       => British monetary unit -- (monetary unit in Great Britain)

Sense 3
pound -- (a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy)
       => force unit -- (a unit of measurement of physical force)

Sense 4
Syrian pound, pound -- (the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters)
       => Syrian monetary unit -- (monetary unit in Syria)

Sense 5
Sudanese pound, pound -- (the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters)
       => Sudanese monetary unit -- (monetary unit in the Sudan)

Sense 6
Lebanese pound, pound -- (the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters)
       => Lebanese monetary unit -- (monetary unit in Lebanon)

Sense 7
Irish pound, Irish punt, punt, pound -- (formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence)
       => Irish monetary unit -- (monetary unit in Eire)

Sense 8
Egyptian pound, pound -- (the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters)
       => Egyptian monetary unit -- (monetary unit in Egypt)

Sense 9
Cypriot pound, pound -- (the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents)
       => Cypriot monetary unit -- (monetary unit in Cyprus)

Sense 10
pound, lbf. -- (a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec)
       => force unit -- (a unit of measurement of physical force)

Sense 11
Pound, Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound -- (United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972))
       INSTANCE OF=> writer, author -- (writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay))
       INSTANCE OF=> poet -- (a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry))

Sense 12
pound, pound sign -- (a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain))
       => symbol -- (an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance)

Sense 13
pound, dog pound -- (a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound")
       => enclosure -- (a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose)

Sense 14
hammer, pound, hammering, pounding -- (the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway")
       => blow -- (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pound

8 senses of pound

Sense 1
thump, pound, poke -- (hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist")
       => hit -- (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face")

Sense 2
ram, ram down, pound -- (strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door")
       => thrust -- (push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward")

Sense 3
lumber, pound -- (move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the room")
       => walk -- (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet")

Sense 4
beat, pound, thump -- (move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 5
pound, pound off -- (partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water of the canal")
       => partition, partition off -- (divide into parts, pieces, or sections; "The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British")

Sense 6
pound, pound up -- (shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded")
       => restrain, confine, hold -- (to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom")

Sense 7
impound, pound -- (place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't stray")
       => restrain, confine, hold -- (to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom")

Sense 8
pound -- (break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone")
       => break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise -- (break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented")

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