What is pound?

  • (noun): 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.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pound, pounds:

Steven Pound - Media Involvement
... Stephen Pound agreed to sponsor in parliament whichever idea eventually won the final vote ... Martin was still very much in the news.) Stephen Pound’s on-air reaction to the result was that, "The people have spoken — the bastards" ... In May 2005, Pound appeared on British TV quiz show Have I Got News For You and in December of that year in a special edition of University Challenge ...
Pound - People With The Surname
... Cuthbert Winfred Pound (1864–1935), American lawyer and politician from New York Dick Pound (born 1942), Canadian lawyer Dudley Pound (1877–1943 ... Pound (1833–1914), Wisconsin politician ...
Malawian Pound
... The pound was the currency of Malaŵi until 1971. 1932, Malaŵi (then Nyasaland) used the Southern Rhodesian pound ... a new currency was introduced, the Rhodesia and Nyasaland pound ...
Penny Sterling
... The penny sterling (plural pence, abbreviation p) is a subdivision of pound sterling, the currency for the United Kingdom ... It is currently 1⁄100 of a pound, but historically was 1⁄240 of a pound (old penny sterling) ... Stocks are often traded in pence rather than pounds and stock exchanges often use GBX to indicate that this is the case for the given stock rather than use the ISO 4217 currency symbol GBP for ...
List Of British Ordnance Terms - Pounder
... continued to be categorised by their pound rating, the weight in pounds of the shell that they fired, rather than by their bore ... A gun firing, for example, a 32-pound round was described as a 32-pounder, abbreviated pdr ... A rough pound rating to bore conversion for that time is 1 pounder-37mm, 2 pounder-40mm, 3 pounder-47mm, 6 pounder-57mm, 17 pounder-76.2mm, 25 pounder-87.6mm, 60 ...

More definitions of "pound":

  • (verb): Place or shut up in a pound.
    Example: "Pound the cows so they don't stray"
    Synonyms: impound
  • (verb): Move rhythmically.
    Synonyms: beat, thump
  • (noun): The basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents.
    Synonyms: Cypriot pound
  • (verb): Move heavily or clumsily.
    Synonyms: lumber
  • (verb): Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument.
    Synonyms: thump, poke
  • (verb): Shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits.
    Synonyms: pound up
  • (noun): The basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters.
    Synonyms: Lebanese pound
  • (noun): The basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters.
    Synonyms: Egyptian pound
  • (verb): Break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle.
    Example: "Pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"
  • (noun): United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972).
    Synonyms: Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound
  • (noun): The basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters.
    Synonyms: Sudanese pound
  • (verb): Partition off into compartments.
    Example: "The locks pound the water of the canal"
    Synonyms: pound off
  • (verb): Strike or drive against with a heavy impact.
    Example: "Pound on the door"
    Synonyms: ram, ram down
  • (noun): 16 ounces.
    Synonyms: lb
  • (noun): A public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs.
    Example: "Unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"
    Synonyms: dog pound
  • (noun): The basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters.
    Synonyms: Syrian pound

Famous quotes containing the word pound:

    I ask a wreathwhich will not crush my head.
    And there is no hurry about it;
    I shall have, doubtless, a boom after my funeral,
    Seeing that long standing increases all things
    regardless of quality.
    —Ezra Pound (1885–1972)

    I am writing to resist the view that Europe and civilization are going to Hell. If I am being “crucified for an idea”Mthat is, the coherent idea around which my muddles accumulated—it is probably the idea that European culture ought to survive, that the best qualities of it ought to survive along with whatever cultures, in whatever universality. Against the propaganda of terror and the propaganda of luxury, have you a nice simple answer?
    —Ezra Pound (1885–1972)

    Go to the adolescent who are smothered in family—
    Oh how hideous it is
    To see three generations of one house gathered together!
    It is like an old tree with shoots,
    And with some branches rotted and falling.
    —Ezra Pound (1885–1972)