1. [ noun ] 16 ounces
Synonyms: lb

"he tried to lift 100 pounds"

Related terms: avoirdupois_unit quarter stone ounce
2. [ verb ] hit hard with the had, fist, or some heavy instrument
Synonyms: thump poke

"the salesman pounded the door knocker" "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"

Related terms: hit punch thump
3. [ verb ] strike or drive against with a heavy impact
Synonyms: ram ram_down

"ram the gate with a sledgehammer" "pound on the door"

Related terms: thrust hammer
4. [ noun ] the basic unit of money in Great Britain; equal to 100 pence
Synonyms: pound_sterling quid British_pound
Related terms: British_monetary_unit penny
5. [ verb ] move heavily or clumsily
Synonyms: lumber

"The heavy man lumbered across the room

Related terms: walk
6. [ verb ] move rhythmically
Synonyms: beat thump

"Her heart was beating fast"

Related terms: move convulse flap pulsate palpitate beat pulse
7. [ verb ] pulsate or pound with abnormal force
Synonyms: throb

"my head is throbbing" "Her heart was throbbing"

Related terms: ache twang throb
8. [ noun ] the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
Synonyms: Sudanese_pound
Related terms: Sudanese_monetary_unit piaster
9. [ noun ] the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
Synonyms: Lebanese_pound
Related terms: Lebanese_monetary_unit piaster
10. [ noun ] the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
Synonyms: Syrian_pound
Related terms: Syrian_monetary_unit piaster
11. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 8702
12. [ noun ] the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
Synonyms: Cypriot_pound
Related terms: Cypriot_monetary_unit mil
13. [ noun ] a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs
Synonyms: dog_pound

"unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"

Related terms: enclosure impound
14. [ noun ] the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
Synonyms: Egyptian_pound
Related terms: Egyptian_monetary_unit piaster
15. [ noun ] the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
Synonyms: punt irish_punt Irish_pound
Related terms: Irish_monetary_unit penny
16. [ noun ] (verse,writing) United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
Synonyms: ezra_pound ezra_loomis_pound
Related terms: writer poet
17. [ verb ] break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle

"pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"

Related terms: break_up hammer
18. [ verb ] place or shut up in a pound
Synonyms: impound

"pound the cows so they don't stray"

Related terms: restrain
19. [ verb ] shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits
Synonyms: pound_up

"The prisoners are safely pounded"

Related terms: restrain impound
20. [ verb ] partition off into compartments
Synonyms: pound_off

: "The locks pound the water of the canal"

Related terms: partition
21. [ noun ] (physics) 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: lbf.
Related terms: force_unit
22. [ noun ] the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
Synonyms: hammering pounding hammer

"the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard" "the pounding of feet on the hallway"

Related terms: blow thump ram
Similar spelling:   pond