pound

Part of speech: verb

To confine in apound; restrain.

Part of speech: verb

To beat; break; bruise.

Part of speech: verb

To hammer; plod.

Part of speech: noun

A unit of weight; the avoirdupois pound is 16 ounces of 7, 000 grains; the troy pound, 12 ounces of 5, 760 grains.

Part of speech: noun

An English money of account, worth about $ 4. 86; sign £.

Part of speech: noun

A place in which stray animals are kept till redeemed.

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Usage examples "pound":

  1. Ten cents a pound. - "The Souls of Black Folk", W. E. B. Du Bois.
  2. Didn't I tell you we'd get our pound of flesh? - "O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921", Various.
  3. A pound of sugar! - "Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Keeping Store", Laura Lee Hope.