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Definition 1: the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where pound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

Definition 2: a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where pound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose

Definition 3: a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

Definition 4: United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is an instance of ...) a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)

(pound is an instance of ...) writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

Definition 5: a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of physical force

(pound is a part of ...) 4 ounces avoirdupois

Definition 6: the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) monetary unit in Great Britain

(pound is a part of ...) a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound

Definition 7: the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) monetary unit in Cyprus

(pound is a part of ...) a Cypriot monetary unit equal to one thousandth of a pound

Definition 8: the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) monetary unit in Egypt

(pound is a part of ...) a fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria

Definition 9: formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) monetary unit in Eire

(pound is a part of ...) a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound

Definition 10: the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) monetary unit in Lebanon

(pound is a part of ...) a fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria

Definition 11: the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) monetary unit in the Sudan

(pound is a part of ...) a fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria

Definition 12: the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) monetary unit in Syria

(pound is a part of ...) a fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria

Definition 13: 16 ounces avoirdupois - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where pound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights

(pound is a part of ...) a unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound or 16 drams or 28.349 grams

(pound is a part of ...) 8 ounces avoirdupois

(... is part of pound) an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds

"a heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone"

(... is part of pound) a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)

Definition 14: a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy - [noun denoting quantity]

(pound is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of physical force

Definition 15: break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle - [verb of change]

Samples where pound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pound the roots with a heavy flat stone

(pound is a kind of ...) break or cause to break into pieces

"The plate fragmented"

Definition 16: hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument - [verb of contact]

Samples where pound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

Definition 17: strike or drive against with a heavy impact - [verb of contact]

Samples where pound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) push forcefully

"He thrust his chin forward"

Definition 18: place or shut up in a pound - [verb of contact]

Samples where pound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pound the cows so they don't stray

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement

"This holds the local until the express passengers change trains" "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade" "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center" "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

(pound has a similar meaning as ...) shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits

"The prisoners are safely pounded"

Definition 19: shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits - [verb of contact]

Samples where pound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The prisoners are safely pounded

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement

"This holds the local until the express passengers change trains" "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade" "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center" "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

(pound has a similar meaning as ...) place or shut up in a pound

"pound the cows so they don't stray"

Definition 20: partition off into compartments - [verb of contact]

Samples where pound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The locks pound the water of the canal

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) divide into parts, pieces, or sections

"The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British"

Definition 21: move rhythmically - [verb of motion]

Samples where pound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her heart was beating fast

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of pound ) expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically

"The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"

(... is a kind of pound ) beat rapidly

"His heart palpitated"

(... is a kind of pound ) beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all

(... is a kind of pound ) move noisily

"flags flapped in the strong wind"

(pound has a similar meaning as ...) indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks

"Beat the rhythm"

Definition 22: move heavily or clumsily - [verb of motion]

Samples where pound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The heavy man lumbered across the room

Synonyms for pound in the sense of this definition

(pound is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

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