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pound

Definitions by Oxford


[paʊnd], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a unit of weight equal to 16 oz. avoirdupois (0.4536 kg), or 12 oz. troy (0.3732 kg).

- the basic monetary unit of the UK, equal to 100 pence.


Phrases:
- a pound to a penny
- one's pound of flesh

Origin:
Old English pund, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch pond and German Pfund, from Latin (libra) pondo, denoting a Roman ‘pound weight’ of 12 ounces


[paʊnd], (Verb)

Definitions:
- strike or hit heavily and repeatedly
(e.g: Patrick pounded the couch with his fists)

- crush or grind (something) into a powder or paste
(e.g: pound the cloves with salt and pepper until smooth)


Phrases:
- pound the beat

Origin:
Old English pūnian; related to Dutch puin, Low German pün ‘(building) rubbish’


[paʊnd], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a place where stray animals, especially dogs, may be officially taken and kept until claimed by their owners.


Phrases:

Origin:
late Middle English (earlier in compounds): of uncertain origin. Early use referred to an enclosure for the detention of stray or trespassing cattle


[paʊnd], (Verb)

Definitions:
- shut (an animal) in a pound.


Phrases:

Origin:







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