The pound or pound-mass (abbreviation: lb, lbm, #) is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement. A number of different definitions have been used, the most common today being the international avoirdupois pound of exactly
A pound is a unit of weight used mainly in Britain, America, and other countries where English is spoken. One pound is equal to 0.454 kilograms. A pound of something is a quantity of it that weighs one pound. Her weight was under ninety pounds. a pound of cheese
If your heart is pounding, it is beating with an unusually strong and fast rhythm, usually because you are afraid. I'm sweating, my heart is pounding. I can't breathe. + pounding pound·ing the fast pounding of her heart. see also pounding. American writer who exerted great influence on the development of modern literature through his poetic works, such as the unfinished Cantos (1925-1960), his critical works, including ABC of Reading (1934), his voluminous contributions to literary magazines, and his tutelage of writers such as T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemingway. American jurist who was dean of Harvard Law School (1916-1936) and wrote several influential books, including The Spirit of the Common Law (1921). Unit of weight in the avoirdupois system, the traditional European system of weight (incorporated into the British Imperial system and the U.S. system of weights and measures), equal to 16 oz, 7,000 grains, or
4536 kg. It is also a unit of weight in the troy and apothecaries' systems (two other traditional systems of weight), equal to 12 troy or apothecaries' oz, 5,760 grains, or 0.37 kg. Its Roman ancestor, the libra, is the source of the abbreviation lb. The troy pound is used for precious metals, the apothecaries' pound for drugs. The British monetary pound is linked historically with the minting of silver coins (sterlings). Large payments were reckoned in "pounds of sterlings," later shortened to "pounds sterling." See also gram; International System of Units; measurement; metric system; ounce
The pound is used to refer to the British currency system, and sometimes to the currency systems of other countries which use pounds. The pound is expected to continue to increase against most other currencies
A unit of currency used in Cyprus; Egypt; Lebanon; the United Kingdom and its dependencies; and formerly in the Republic of Ireland (which now uses the euro) and Israel (which now uses the sheqel). Its symbol is £
The unit of weight (Latin, pondus, weight); also cash to the value of twenty shillings sterling, because in the Carlovingian period the Roman pound (twelve ounces) of pure silver was coined into 240 silver pennies The symbols and lb are for libra, the Latin for a pound (See Penny for Pound )
a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound" United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972) a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec 16 ounces; "he tried to lift 100 pounds" break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone" shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded" partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water of the canal
Pounding thinner cuts of meat tenderizes it by breaking down muscle Kitchen mallets are generally used for pounding, but it can be done using a small frying pan as well First place the piece of meat between two pieces of plastic wrap or wax paper
If you pound something or pound on it, you hit it with great force, usually loudly and repeatedly. He pounded the table with his fist Somebody began pounding on the front door She came at him, pounding her fists against his chest. the pounding waves
United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972) a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec 16 ounces; "he tried to lift 100 pounds"
The pound is the unit of money which is used in Britain. It is represented by the symbol £. One British pound is divided into a hundred pence. Some other countries, for example Egypt, also have a unit of money called a pound. Beer cost three pounds a bottle A thousand pounds worth of jewellery and silver has been stolen. multi-million pound profits. a pound coin
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