|1.||[ noun ] 16 ounces|
"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|
"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|
"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|
"The heavy man lumbered across the room
|6.||[ verb ] move rhythmically|
"Her heart was beating fast"
|Related terms:||move convulse flap pulsate palpitate beat pulse|
|7.||[ verb ] pulsate or pound with abnormal force|
"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|
|Related terms:||Sudanese_monetary_unit piaster|
|9.||[ noun ] the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters|
|Related terms:||Lebanese_monetary_unit piaster|
|10.||[ noun ] the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters|
|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|
|Related terms:||Cypriot_monetary_unit mil|
|13.||[ noun ] a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs|
"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|
|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)|
|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|
"pound the cows so they don't stray"
|19.||[ verb ] shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits|
"The prisoners are safely pounded"
|Related terms:||restrain impound|
|20.||[ verb ] partition off into compartments|
: "The locks pound the water of the canal"
|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|
|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|