pound /ˈpaʊnd/ 名詞
Pound v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Pounding.]
1. To strike repeatedly with some heavy instrument; to beat.
With cruel blows she pounds her blubbered cheeks. --Dryden.
2. To comminute and pulverize by beating; to bruise or break into fine particles with a pestle or other heavy instrument; as, to pound spice or salt.
Pound, v. i.
1. To strike heavy blows; to beat.
2. Mach. To make a jarring noise, as in running; as, the engine pounds.
1. An inclosure, maintained by public authority, in which cattle or other animals are confined when taken in trespassing, or when going at large in violation of law; a pinfold.
2. A level stretch in a canal between locks.
3. Fishing A kind of net, having a large inclosure with a narrow entrance into which fish are directed by wings spreading outward.
Pound covert, a pound that is close or covered over, as a shed.
Pound overt, a pound that is open overhead.
Pound, v. t. To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.
Pound, n.; pl. Pounds collectively Pound or Pounds.
1. A certain specified measure of mass or weight; especially, a legal standard consisting of an established number of ounces.
Note: ☞ The pound in general use in the United States and in England is the pound avoirdupois, which is divided into sixteen ounces, and contains 7,000 grains (0.453 kilogram). The pound troy is divided into twelve ounces, and contains 5,760 grains. 144 pounds avoirdupois are equal to 175 pounds troy weight. See Avoirdupois, and Troy.
2. A British denomination of money of account, equivalent to twenty shillings sterling, and equal in value to about $4.86 in 1900 and $1.50 in 2002. The modern pound coin was introduced in 1983. Formerly there was a gold sovereign of the same value.
Note: ☞ The pound sterling was in Saxon times, about a. d. 671, a pound troy of silver, and a shilling was its twentieth part; consequently the latter was three times as large as it is at present.
n 1: 16 ounces; "he tried to lift 100 pounds" [syn: lb]
2: the basic unit of money in Great Britain; equal to 100 pence
[syn: British pound, pound sterling, quid]
3: the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
[syn: Syrian pound]
4: the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
[syn: Sudanese pound]
5: the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
[syn: Lebanese pound]
6: formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100
pence [syn: Irish pound, Irish punt, punt]
7: the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
[syn: Egyptian pound]
8: the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents [syn:
9: a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound
with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec
10: United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly
influenced the development of modern literature
(1885-1972) [syn: Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound]
11: a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed
dogs will be taken to the pound" [syn: dog pound]
12: the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the
sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the
pounding of feet on the hallway" [syn: hammer, hammering,
v 1: hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the
salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping
Southern Baptist" [syn: thump, poke]
2: strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate
with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door" [syn: ram, ram
3: move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the
room" [syn: lumber]
4: move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast" [syn: beat,
5: partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water
of the canal" [syn: pound off]
6: shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or
limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded" [syn: pound up]
7: place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't
stray" [syn: impound]
8: break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound
the roots with a heavy flat stone"
(1.) A weight. Heb. maneh, equal to 100 shekels (1 Kings 10:17;
Ezra 2:69; Neh. 7:71, 72). Gr. litra, equal to about 12 oz.
avoirdupois (John 12:3; 19:39).
(2.) A sum of money; the Gr. mna or mina (Luke 19:13, 16, 18,
20, 24, 25). It was equal to 100 drachmas, and was of the value
of about $3, 6s. 8d. of our money. (See MONEY.)