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Definitions of pound:

part of speech: noun

An inclosure in which strayed animals are confined.

part of speech: noun

A public enclosure for the safe custody of cattle found straying or doing damage.

part of speech: verb

To shut in or confine in a public pound.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To walk heavily; to beat steadily; as, the noise pounded in my ears.

part of speech: verb

To stamp or bruise in a mortar; to pulverise by beating with a pestle; to strike or beat with something heavy.

part of speech: noun

A weight of 12 oz. troy, or 16 oz. avoir.: a sovereign, or 20s., equal to about $ 4. 84, also represented by a note: ( B.) about $ 20.

part of speech: noun

POUNDER.

part of speech: noun

A standard weight equal to sixteen ounces avoirdupois, or twelve ounces troy; a British sum equal to twenty shillings, or about $ 4. 86; a place for confining or keeping stray animals; as, a dog pound.

part of speech: verb transitive

To beat, to bruise: to bray with a pestle.

part of speech: verb transitive

To shut up or confine, as strayed animals.

part of speech: verb transitive

To shut or confine in a place for stray animals; beat; pulverize, or make very fine.

part of speech: noun

A standard weight in Eng. of 16 oz., or 7000 gr. avoir.; 12 oz., or 5760 gr. troy or apoth.; a unit of money, of 20s. or 240d., so called from formerly weighing a pound.

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