alphabet

Pound

Definition of pound:

part of speech: verb

To shut up or confine, as strayed animals.

part of speech: noun

An inclosure in which strayed animals are confined.

part of speech: verb

To beat; crush with a pestle; confine in a pound.

part of speech: verb

To beat, to bruise: to bray with a pestle.

part of speech: noun

A weight of 12 oz. troy, or 16 oz. avoir.: a sovereign, or 20s., equal to about $ 4. 84, also represented by a note: ( B.) about $ 20.

part of speech: noun

Weight of 16 ounces avoirdupois, or 12 ounces troy; twenty shillings; inclosure for stray animals.

part of speech: noun

A standard weight equal to sixteen ounces avoirdupois, or twelve ounces troy; a British sum equal to twenty shillings, or about $ 4. 86; a place for confining or keeping stray animals; as, a dog pound.

part of speech: verb

To walk heavily; to beat steadily; as, the noise pounded in my ears.

part of speech: verb

To shut or confine in a place for stray animals; beat; pulverize, or make very fine.

part of speech: noun

POUNDER.

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