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pound1 British & World English

A unit of weight equal to 16 oz. avoirdupois (0.4536 kg), or 12 oz. troy (0.3732 kg)

pound2 British & World English

Strike or hit heavily and repeatedly

pound3 British & World English

A place where stray animals, especially dogs, may be officially taken and kept until claimed by their owners

lb in pound1 British & World English

A unit of weight equal to 16 oz. avoirdupois (0.4536 kg), or 12 oz. troy (0.3732 kg)

Pound, Ezra British & World English

(1885–1972), American poet and critic, resident in Europe 1908–45; full name Ezra Weston Loomis Pound. Initially associated with imagism, he later developed a highly eclectic poetic voice, drawing on a vast range of classical and other references and establishing a reputation as a modernist poet. Notable works: Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920) and Cantos (series, 1917–70)

foot-pound British & World English

A unit of energy equal to the amount required to raise 1 lb a distance of 1 foot

green pound British & World English

The exchange rate for the pound applied to payments for agricultural produce in the EU

pound cake British & World English

A rich cake containing a pound, or equal weights, of each chief ingredient, typically flour, butter, and sugar

pound coin British & World English

A coin worth one pound sterling

pound lock British & World English

fuller term for lock2noun2noun2noun.

pound note British & World English

A banknote worth one pound sterling, now replaced by the pound coin in England and Wales

pound sign British & World English

The sign ‘£’, representing a pound sterling

pound something out in pound2 British & World English

Produce a text or piece of music with heavy strokes on a keyboard or instrument

one's pound of flesh in pound1 British & World English

Something one is strictly or legally entitled to, but which it is ruthless or inhuman to demand

pound the beat in pound2 British & World English

(Of a police officer) patrol an allocated route or area

pound the beat British & World English

(Of a police officer) patrol an allocated route or area

pound something out British & World English

Produce a text or piece of music with heavy strokes on a keyboard or instrument

foot-pound-second system British & World English

A system of measurement with the foot, pound, and second as basic units

a pound to a penny in pound1 British & World English

Used to emphasize one’s certainty about something

a pound to a penny British & World English

Used to emphasize one’s certainty about something

one's pound of flesh British & World English

Something one is strictly or legally entitled to, but which it is ruthless or inhuman to demand

penny wise and pound foolish in penny wise British & World English

Careful and economical in small matters while being wasteful or extravagant in large ones

penny wise and pound foolish British & World English

Careful and economical in small matters while being wasteful or extravagant in large ones

in for a penny, in for a pound in penny British & World English

Used to express someone’s intention to see an undertaking through, however much time, effort, or money this entails

in for a penny, in for a pound British & World English

Used to express someone’s intention to see an undertaking through, however much time, effort, or money this entails

pound sterling in pound1 British & World English

The basic monetary unit of the UK, equal to 100 pence

pound sterlingpounds sterling in pound1 British & World English

The basic monetary unit of the UK, equal to 100 pence

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound in Pound, Ezra British & World English

(1885–1972), American poet and critic, resident in Europe 1908–45; full name Ezra Weston Loomis Pound. Initially associated with imagism, he later developed a highly eclectic poetic voice, drawing on a vast range of classical and other references and establishing a reputation as a modernist poet. Notable works: Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920) and Cantos (series, 1917–70)

prevention is better than cure British & World English

It’s easier to stop something happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it has happened

pound1 English Thesaurus

the two bigger men pounded him with their fists

pound2 English Thesaurus

every Christmas she sent the girls ten pounds each

pound3 English Thesaurus

the dog ended up in the local pound

pound sign English-Spanish

tecla f (del signo) de número, tecla, tecla

pound-cost averaging English-Spanish

inversión periódica de un monto constante en valores o títulos

a pound coin in pound English-Spanish

una moneda de (una) libra

a 10 pound note in note English-Spanish

un billete de 10 libras

a ten-pound note in pound English-Spanish

un billete de diez libras


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