Definitions and translations for "pound"

Definition of pound

Pronunciation
Verb
1. Move rhythmically.
Her heart was beating fast.
2. Move heavily or clumsily.
The heavy man lumbered across the room.
3. Partition off into compartments.
The locks pound the water of the canal.
4. Strike or drive against with a heavy impact.
Ram the gate with a sledgehammer.
Pound on the door.
5. Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument.
The salesman pounded the door knocker.
A bible-thumping Southern Baptist.
6. Place or shut up in a pound.
Pound the cows so they don't stray.
7. Shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits.
The prisoners are safely pounded.
Noun
8. The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows).
The sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard.
The pounding of feet on the hallway.
9. A symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain).
10. A public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs.
Unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound.
11. United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972).
12. Break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle.
Pound the roots with a heavy flat stone.
13. A nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec.
14. Formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence.
15. The basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters.
16. The basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters.
17. The basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters.
18. The basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents.
19. The basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters.
20. The basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence.
21. 16 ounces avoirdupois.
He got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds.
22. A unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy.
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English - English - pound

Pronunciation
n. unit of weight equal to 16 ounces (equal to 454 grams); unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces; unit of currency; unit of measurement; pound key on a telephone; pen, yard; strike, hit
v. punch, strike; hit, beat; shatter, smash; shake heavily
n. lb, libra; pound

English - Spanish - pound

Pronunciation
s. libra; golpe; perrera, corral de perros; aprisco, redil; garlito, nasa
v. golpear, aporrear, batir a golpes, dar golpes a, golpear duramente a; moler, machacar, majar, majar en mortero, martillar, martillear, triturar

English - French - pound

Pronunciation
n. livre, unité de monnaie; livre, unité de poids; poids; parc, enclos, camp de prisonniers; fourrière; coup, contusion
v. battre, frapper; marteler; briser; bouger lourdement

English - German - pound

Pronunciation
n. Gewichtseinheit gleich 16 Unzen (gleich 454 Gramm); Gewichtseinheit von Apothekern benutzt gleich 12 Unzen; Währungseinheit; Messeinheit; Yard (Längenmaß); schlagen, treffen
v. (zer) stoßen; stampfen; donnern; hämmern, schlagen

English - Indonesian - pound

Pronunciation
n. pon, pound, kurungan binatang, kandang binatang, penjara
v. memukul, memukulkan, menghantam, mengetuk, mengetok, menggedor, menokok, berdebar keras, endut-endutan, memukul-mukul, melandakan, menumbuk, menumbukkan, menggempur, bercelam-celum, bekerja keras

English - Italian - pound

Pronunciation
s. (Econ) sterlina, lira sterlina; libbra; recinto per animali randagi; deposito auto; rete per pesci; laghetto artificiale; martellata, colpo; tonfo
v. controllare il peso di

English - Polish - pound

Pronunciation
n. funt, zagroda dla bydła, areszt
v. zamknąć, natłuc, ucierać, walić, rozgniatać, tłuc się, zamykać, utrzeć

English - Portuguese - pound

Pronunciation
s. libra unidade de peso equivalente a 16 onças (454 gramas); libra esterlina (moeda inglesa); moeda ou unidade de medida; galinheiro, chiqueiro, chiqueirinho, quintal; pancada
v. encurralar; moer; triturar; golpear; espancar; estudar muito

English - Romanian - pound

Pronunciation
n. liră, livră, pfund, pund, îngrăditură, închisoare
v. bate, zdrobi, pisa, ciocăni, bătători, bate puternic, tropăi, închisoare {fam.}, întemniţa {fam.}
a. oblojit

English - Russian - pound

Pronunciation
с. фунт, фунт стерлингов; загон, тюрьма, тяжелый удар
г. загонять в загон, заключать в тюрьму; бить, колотить; биться, толочь, растереть

English - Turkish - pound

Pronunciation
f. vurmak, dövmek, ezmek, yumruklamak, havanda dövmek, topa tutmak, çarpmak, küt küt atmak, ağıla kapamak
i. libre (453 gr.), sterlin, pound, vurma, dövme, darbe, sahipsiz hayvanların tutulduğu yer, sahipsiz araçların tutulduğu yer, hapishane, ağıl, zor pozisyon

English - Ukrainian - pound

Pronunciation
n. фунт, в'язниця, ставок, важкий удар
v. заганяти в обору, ув'язнювати, загачувати воду, гатити, обстрілювати, товкти, гупати, дрижати, затовкати, колошматити, роздрібнювати

French - English - pound

Pronunciation
(f) n. pound, unit of measurement; unit of currency

Indonesian - English - pound

n. pound

Turkish - English - pound

n. unit of weight equal to 16 ounces (equal to 454 grams); unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces; unit of currency; unit of measurement; pound key on a telephone; pen, yard; strike, hit
v. punch, strike; hit, beat; shatter, smash; shake heavily
n. lb, libra; pound

English - Dutch - pound

Pronunciation
zn. pond, pond sterling, gevangenis, ruimte : omsloten ruimte, schutstal, bons, slag, klap, getrappel
ww. schutten, insluiten, fijnstampen, vergruizen, stompen, beuken, stampen, kloppen, bonzen

English - Greek - pound

Pronunciation
ουσ. λίρα αγγλίας, λίτρο, λίβρα, λίρα, μάνδρα, μάντρα
ρήμ. κοπανίζω, σφυροκοπώ, τρίβω

Turkish - Turkish - pound

yüz peniden oluşan ıngiliz para birimi.

English - Arabic - pound

Pronunciation
‏رطل إنجليزي، جنيه إنجليزي، زريبة، سحق‏
‏دق، ضرب بقوة، ضرب، خفق، سحق، إجتاز، جرش‏

English - Chinese - pound

Pronunciation
(名) 磅; 镑; 英镑; 英镑的汇率#重击; 重击声#动物收容所, 走失动物认领栏; 汽车扣押场; 牲畜栏; 拘留处, 监禁所
(动) 捣碎; 敲打; 猛击; 灌输; 猛击; 剧跳; 敲打; 脚步沉重地走; 把关在栏内; 拘留, 监禁; 扣押

English - Chinese - pound

Pronunciation
(名) 磅; 鎊; 英鎊; 英鎊的匯率#重擊; 重擊聲#動物收容所, 走失動物認領欄; 汽車扣押場; 牲畜欄; 拘留處, 監禁所
(動) 搗碎; 敲打; 猛擊; 灌輸; 猛擊; 劇跳; 敲打; 腳步沈重地走; 把關在欄內; 拘留, 監禁; 扣押

English - Hindi - pound

Pronunciation
n. पौड, आध सेर तौल, एक मुद्रा-विशेष, पशुओं को बंद करने का बाड़ा, बंधन-स्थान
v. सिक्के का वजन नापना, बाड़े में बंद करना, घेरना, लोढ़े से कूचना, बुकनी बनाना, पीसना

English - Japanese - pound

Pronunciation
(動) 強く打つ; 突き砕く; 激しく鼓動する
(名) ポンド, 16オンスに等しい重さの単位(454グラムに等しい); 12オンスに等しい薬剤の重さの単位; 測量の単位; 電話のポンドキー; 囲い; 打つこと

English - Korean - pound

Pronunciation
명. 파운드,화폐의단위; 개량단위; 우리, 울타리; 세게치다, 연거푸 치다
동. 치는, 때리는; 분쇄하는; 심하게 흔드는

English - Vietnamese - pound

Pronunciation
n. đơn vị cân anh, chổ nhốt súc vật, tình thế, hoàn cảnh, cảnh ngộ
v. kiểm tra sức nặng, nhốt súc vật, rào lại, nghiền nát, giả nát, tán nhỏ, đánh, thoi, đập
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Synonyms for pound
1. pen: confine, kennel, enclosure, coop, cage, trap
2. weight: measure
3. beat: hit, strike, thrash
4. pulverise
5. pulverize: bray, crush, powder, triturate
Verb forms for pound
Present participle: pounding
Present: pound (3.person: pounds)
Past: pounded
Future: will pound
Present conditional: would pound
Present Perfect: have pounded (3.person: has pounded)
Past Perfect: had pounded
Future Perfect: will have pounded
Past conditional: would have pounded