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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pound /ˈpaʊnd/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pound /ˈpaʊnd/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pound, v. i.
 1. To strike heavy blows; to beat.
 2. Mach. To make a jarring noise, as in running; as, the engine pounds.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pound, n.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pound, v. t. To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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:
         Cypriot pound]
      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
         [syn: lbf.]
      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"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (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.)