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* IPA(key): /paʊnd/ * Rhymes: -aʊnd

  • IPA(key): /paʊnd/
  • Rhymes: -aʊnd

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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English, from Old English _pund_ (“a pound, weight”), from Proto-Germanic _*pundą_ (“pound, weight”), an early borrowing from Latin _pondō_ (“by weight”), ablative form of _pondus_ (“weight”), from Proto-Indo-European _*pend-_, _*spend-_ (“to pull, stretch”). Cognate with Dutch _pond_, German _Pfund_, Swedish _pund_. NOUN POUND (_plural_ POUNDS) (sometimes POUND after numerals) * Short for pound-force, a unit of force/weight. * A unit of mass equal to 16 avoirdupois ounces (= 453.592 37 g). Today this value is the most common meaning of "pound" as a unit of weight. * 28 JULY 2010, Rachel Williams in The Guardian, _Mothers who lose weight before further pregnancy ‘reduce risks’_[1] Research shows that retaining even one or two POUNDS after giving birth can make problems more likely in a subsequent pregnancy, experts said, with women who have several children facing a "slippery slope" if they continue to gain weight each time. * A unit of mass equal to 12 troy ounces (≈ 373.242 g). Today, this is a common unit of weight when measuring precious metals, and is little used elsewhere. * (US) The symbol # (octothorpe, hash) * The unit of currency used in the United Kingdom and its dependencies. It is divided into 100 pence. * NOVEMBER 11 2012, Carole Cadwalladr in the Observer, _Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university?_[2] For students in developing countries who can't get it any other way, or for students in the first world, who can but may choose not to. Pay thousands of pounds a year for your education? Or get it free online? * 1860, George Eliot, _The Mill on the Floss_, Book 5, Chapter 6 "Only a hundred and ninety-three POUND," said Mr. Tulliver. "You've brought less o' late; but young fellows like to have their own way with their money. Though I didn't do as I liked before I was of age." He spoke with rather timid discontent. * Any of various units of currency used in Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon, and formerly in the Republic of Ireland and Israel. * 1922, James Joyce, _Ulysses_ Episode 4 He glanced back through what he had read and, while feeling his water flow quietly, he envied kindly Mr Beaufoy who had written it and received payment of three POUNDS, thirteen and six. * Any of various units of currency formerly used in the United States. _the Rhode Island POUND; the New Hampshire POUND_ * plural form of _POUND_ (unit of currency) USAGE NOTES * Internationally, the "pound" has most commonly referred to the UK pound, £, (pound sterling). The other currencies were usually distinguished in some way, e.g., the "Irish pound" or the "punt". * In the vicinity of each other country calling its currency the pound among English speakers the local currency would be the "pound", with all others distinguished, e.g., the "British pound", the "Egyptian pound" etc. * The general plural of "pound" has usually been "pounds" (at least since Chaucer), but the continuing use of the Old English genitive or neuter "pound" as the plural after numerals (for both currency and weight) is common in some regions. It can be considered correct, or colloquial, depending on region. For usage examples of this term, see the citations page. SYNONYMS * (16 avoirdupois ounces): lb * (12 troy ounces): lb t * (UK unit of currency): £, pound sterling, GBP, quid (colloquial), nicker (slang) * (Other units of currency): punt (the former Irish currency) * (# symbol): hash (UK), sharp DERIVED TERMS SEE ALSO * POUND (THE UNIT OF MASS) on Wikipedia.en.Wikipedia:Pound (mass) * POUND (THE UK UNIT OF CURRENCY) on Wikipedia.en.Wikipedia:Pound_Sterling * (UK unit of currency): crown, farthing, florin, guinea, penny, pence, shilling, sovereign, sterling TRANSLATIONS

From Middle English, from Old English pund (a pound, weight), from Proto-Germanic *pundą (pound, weight), an early borrowing from Latin pondō (by weight), ablative form of pondus (weight), from Proto-Indo-European *pend-, *spend- (to pull, stretch). Cognate with Dutch pond, German Pfund, Swedish pund.

Noun

pound (plural pounds) (sometimes pound after numerals)

  1. Short for pound-force, a unit of force/weight.
  2. A unit of mass equal to 16 avoirdupois ounces (= 453.592 37 g). Today this value is the most common meaning of "pound" as a unit of weight.
  3. A unit of mass equal to 12 troy ounces (≈ 373.242 g). Today, this is a common unit of weight when measuring precious metals, and is little used elsewhere.
  4. (US) The symbol # (octothorpe, hash)
  5. The unit of currency used in the United Kingdom and its dependencies. It is divided into 100 pence.
  6. Any of various units of currency used in Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon, and formerly in the Republic of Ireland and Israel.
  7. Any of various units of currency formerly used in the United States.
    the Rhode Island pound; the New Hampshire pound
  8. plural form of pound (unit of currency)
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For usage examples of this term, see the citations page.

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Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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From Middle English _*pound_, _pond_, from Old English _*pund_ (“an inclosure”), attested by _pyndan_ (“to enclose, shut up, dam, impound”). Compare also Old English _pynd_ (“a cistern, lake”). NOUN POUND (_plural_ POUNDS) * A place for the detention of stray or wandering animals. * 2002, 25th Hour, 00:27:30: (Police officer to a dog owner) "He'd better stay calm or I'll have the POUND come and get him." * A place for the detention of automobiles that have been illegally parked, abandoned, etc. * The part of a canal between two locks, and therefore at the same water level. * A kind of fishing net, having a large enclosure with a narrow entrance into which fish are directed by wings spreading outward. USAGE NOTES * Manx English uses this word uncountably. DERIVED TERMS * dog pound * impound * lobster pound TRANSLATIONS VERB POUND (_third-person singular simple present_ POUNDS, _present participle_ POUNDING, _simple past and past participle_ POUNDED) * To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound. * 1644, John Milton, _Areopagitica; A speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicenc’d Printing, to the Parlament of England_ And he who were pleasantly disposed, could not well avoid to liken it to the exploit of that gallant man, who thought to POUND up the crows by shutting his park gate.

From Middle English *pound, pond, from Old English *pund (an inclosure), attested by pyndan (to enclose, shut up, dam, impound). Compare also Old English pynd (a cistern, lake).

Noun

pound (plural pounds)

  1. A place for the detention of stray or wandering animals.
  2. A place for the detention of automobiles that have been illegally parked, abandoned, etc.
  3. The part of a canal between two locks, and therefore at the same water level.
  4. A kind of fishing net, having a large enclosure with a narrow entrance into which fish are directed by wings spreading outward.
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pound (third-person singular simple present pounds, present participle pounding, simple past and past participle pounded)

  1. To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.

Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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English - Etymology 3

From an alteration of earlier _poun_, _pown_, from Middle English _pounen_, from Old English _pūnian_ (“to pound, beat, bray, bruise, crush”), from Proto-Germanic _*pūnōną_ (“to break to pieces, pulverise”). Related to Saterland Frisian _Pün_ (“debris, fragments”), Dutch _puin_ (“debris, fragments, rubbish”), Low German _pun_ (“fragments”). Perhaps influenced by ETYMOLOGY 2 Middle English _*pound_, _pond_, from Old English _*pund_, _pynd_, in relation to the hollow mortar for pounding with the pestle. ALTERNATIVE FORMS * poun, pown (obsolete or dialectal) VERB POUND (_third-person singular simple present_ POUNDS, _present participle_ POUNDING, _simple past and past participle_ POUNDED) * (transitive) To strike hard, usually repeatedly. * (transitive) To crush to pieces; to pulverize. * (transitive, slang) To eat or drink very quickly. _You really POUNDED that beer!_ * (transitive, baseball, slang) To pitch consistently to a certain location. _The pitcher has been POUNDING the outside corner all night._ * (intransitive, of a body part, generally heart, blood, or head) To beat strongly or throb. _As I tiptoed past the sleeping dog, my heart was POUNDING but I remained silent._ _My head was POUNDING._ * (transitive, slang) To penetrate sexually, with vigour. _I was POUNDING her all night!_ * To advance heavily with measured steps. * 1899, Joseph Conrad, _Heart of Darkness_, section 1 We POUNDED along, stopped, landed soldiers; went on, landed custom–house clerks to levy toll in what looked like a God–forsaken wilderness, with a tin shed and a flag–pole lost in it; landed more soldiers—to take care of the custom–house clerks, presumably. * (engineering) To make a jarring noise, as when running. _The engine POUNDS._ * (slang, dated) To wager a POUND on. * 1854, Dickens, _Hard Times_, Chapter 4: Good-bye, my dear!' said Sleary. 'You'll make your fortun, I hope, and none of our poor folkth will ever trouble you, I'll POUND it. SYNONYMS * (drink quickly): Wikisaurus:drink DERIVED TERMS * pounding * pound down * pound the pavement * pound the table * pound sand * pound town * pound up TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO * bang NOUN POUND (_plural_ POUNDS) * A hard blow. TRANSLATIONS

From an alteration of earlier poun, pown, from Middle English pounen, from Old English pūnian (to pound, beat, bray, bruise, crush), from Proto-Germanic *pūnōną (to break to pieces, pulverise). Related to Saterland Frisian Pün (debris, fragments), Dutch puin (debris, fragments, rubbish), Low German pun (fragments). Perhaps influenced by Etymology 2 Middle English *pound, pond, from Old English *pund, pynd, in relation to the hollow mortar for pounding with the pestle.

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Verb

pound (third-person singular simple present pounds, present participle pounding, simple past and past participle pounded)

  1. (transitive) To strike hard, usually repeatedly.
  2. (transitive) To crush to pieces; to pulverize.
  3. (transitive, slang) To eat or drink very quickly.
    You really pounded that beer!
  4. (transitive, baseball, slang) To pitch consistently to a certain location.
    The pitcher has been pounding the outside corner all night.
  5. (intransitive, of a body part, generally heart, blood, or head) To beat strongly or throb.
    As I tiptoed past the sleeping dog, my heart was pounding but I remained silent.
    My head was pounding.
  6. (transitive, slang) To penetrate sexually, with vigour.
    I was pounding her all night!
  7. To advance heavily with measured steps.
  8. (engineering) To make a jarring noise, as when running.
    The engine pounds.
  9. (slang, dated) To wager a pound on.
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Noun

pound (plural pounds)

  1. A hard blow.
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