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The synonyms of “Pound” are: cypriot pound, pound sign, hammer, hammering, pounding, dog pound, syrian pound, lbf., british pound, british pound sterling, pound sterling, quid, irish pound, irish punt, punt, lb, sudanese pound, egyptian pound, ezra loomis pound, ezra pound, lumber, pound off, poke, thump, beat, pound up, impound, ram, ram down
Pound as a Noun
Definitions of "Pound" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “pound” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972.
- A public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs.
- The basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters.
- The basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters.
- 16 ounces avoirdupois.
- The basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence.
- Formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence.
- The basic monetary unit of the UK, equal to 100 pence.
- The basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters.
- A unit of weight equal to 16 oz. avoirdupois (0.4536 kg), or 12 oz. troy (0.3732 kg).
- The former basic monetary unit of Cyprus, equal to 100 cents.
- The basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents.
- The basic monetary unit of several Middle Eastern countries, equal to 100 piastres.
- The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows.
- A symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain.
- The basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters.
- A unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy.
- The basic monetary unit of Sudan.
- A nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec.
Synonyms of "Pound" as a noun (20 Words)
|british pound||The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows.|
|british pound sterling||16 ounces avoirdupois.|
|cypriot pound||The basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters.|
|dog pound||A smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll.|
|egyptian pound||The ancient and now extinct language of Egypt under the Pharaohs; written records date back to 3000 BC.|
|ezra loomis pound||16 ounces avoirdupois.|
|ezra pound||The basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters.|
|hammer||The sport of throwing a hammer.|
The sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard.
|hammering||The action or sound of hammering something.|
A 7 0 hammering by the league leaders.
|irish pound||A symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain.|
|irish punt||Formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence.|
|lb||16 ounces avoirdupois.|
|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.|
|pound sign||The basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters.|
|pound sterling||A symbol for a unit of currency especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain.|
|pounding||The act of pounding delivering repeated heavy blows.|
All she could hear was the pounding of her heart.
|punt||(football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground.|
Punting is an important part of the game.
|quid||Something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises.|
We paid him four hundred quid.
|sudanese pound||A unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy.|
|syrian pound||The basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters.|
Usage Examples of "Pound" as a noun
- Unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound.
- He got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds.
- The pounding of feet on the hallway.
Pound as a Verb
Definitions of "Pound" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “pound” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument.
- Strike or drive against with a heavy impact.
- Place or shut up in a pound.
- Shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits.
- Break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle.
- Move rhythmically.
- Partition off into compartments.
- Move heavily or clumsily.
Synonyms of "Pound" as a verb (9 Words)
|beat||Indicate by beating as with the fingers or drumsticks.|
Beat one s foot rhythmically.
|impound||Lock up (someone.|
Vehicles parked where they cause an obstruction will be impounded.
|lumber||Cut lumber as in woods and forests.|
The heavy man lumbered across the room.
|poke||Poke or thrust abruptly.|
She drew the curtains then poked the fire into a blaze.
|pound off||Partition off into compartments.|
|pound up||Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument.|
|ram||Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically.|
The stolen car rammed into the front of the house.
|ram down||Bring down or defeat (an opponent.|
The Band of the Royal Marines was thumping out a selection from Oklahoma.
Usage Examples of "Pound" as a verb
- The salesman pounded the door knocker.
- The locks pound the water of the canal.
- Pound the roots with a heavy flat stone.
- Pound the cows so they don't stray.
- Pound on the door.
- The prisoners are safely pounded.
Associations of "Pound" (30 Words)
|amazement||The feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising.|
To her amazement Bill was keen.
He looked at me in astonishment.
|bale||The quantity in a bale as a measure specifically in the US 500 lb of cotton.|
The straw is left on the field to be baled later.
|cent||A coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit.|
He was paid 40 cents an hour.
|centimeter||A metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter.|
|coinage||The action or process of producing coins from metal.|
The word is of Derrida s own coinage.
|dime||Street name for a packet of illegal drugs that is sold for ten dollars.|
He didn t have a dime.
|dollar||A United States coin worth one dollar.|
The dollar sign means little to him.
|flutter||An act of fluttering.|
Her insides were in a flutter.
|gasp||Strain to obtain air by gasping.|
It s beautiful she gasped much impressed.
|gram||A metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram.|
|grandmother||The mother of your father or mother.|
My grandmother is ill.
|inch||As a unit of rainfall a quantity that would cover a horizontal surface to a depth of one inch equivalent to 253 7 cubic metres per hectare.|
Eighteen inches of thread.
|liter||A metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints.|
|meter||Measure with a meter.|
Meter the mail.
|metric||Relating to or denoting a metric.|
All measurements are given in metric form.
|nickelodeon||A cabinet containing an automatic record player; records are played by inserting a coin.|
|ounce||A unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound or 16 drams or 28.349 grams.|
Robyn summoned up every ounce of strength.
|palpitate||Cause to throb or beat rapidly.|
His nostrils palpitated.
|pant||Run or go in a specified direction while panting.|
His breast panted with alarms.
|penny||A one-cent coin.|
We didn t get paid a penny.
A little quake of delayed shock nudged her.
|quiver||Move with or as if with a regular alternating motion.|
She couldn t help the quiver in her voice.
|ream||Squeeze the juice out of a fruit with a reamer.|
|shard||A broken piece of a brittle artifact.|
Shards of glass flew in all directions.
|sliver||Break up into splinters or slivers.|
It broke into slivers.
|sterling||British money especially the pound sterling as the basic monetary unit of the UK.|
Prices in sterling are shown.
|ton||A unit of weight or volume of sea cargo equal to a metric ton 1 000 kg or 40 cu ft.|
All of a sudden I had tons of friends.
|weigh||Balance in the hands to guess or as if to guess the weight of.|
She picked up the brick and weighed it in her right hand.
|yen||The basic unit of money in Japan; equal to 100 sen.|