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pound (>Vietnamese)

n

1: 16 ounces; "he tried to lift 100 pounds" [syn: lb]

2: the basic unit of money in Great Britain; equal to 100 pence [syn: British pound, pound sterling, quid]

3: the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters [syn: Syrian pound]

4: the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters [syn: Sudanese pound]

5: the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters [syn: Lebanese pound]

6: formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence [syn: Irish pound, Irish punt, punt]

7: the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters [syn: Egyptian pound]

8: the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents [syn: Cypriot pound]

9: a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec [syn: lbf.]

10: United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972) [syn: Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound]

11: a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound" [syn: dog pound]

12: the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway" [syn: hammer, 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" [syn: thump, poke]

2: strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door" [syn: ram, ram down]

3: move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the room" [syn: lumber]

4: move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast" [syn: beat, thump]

5: partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water of the canal" [syn: pound off]

6: shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded" [syn: pound up]

7: place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't stray" [syn: impound]

8: break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"

Adjacent words: poulet | poulette | poulterer | poultice | poultry | poultryman | pounce | pound | pound cake | pound net | pound off | pound sterling | pound up | poundage | poundal | pounder

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