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British English: /paʊnd/
American English: /paʊnd/

Translation of pound in French:


  • 1 (unit of weight)
    livre (f) (de 453,6 g)
    two pounds of apples
    un kilo de pommes
    pears are 80 pence a ou per pound
    les poires sont à 80 pence la livre
    pound for pound chicken is better value than pork
    tout comparé le poulet revient moins cher que le porc
    to lose ten pounds in weight
    perdre quatre kilos et demi
    before n (weight)
    d'une livre, de 453,6 grammes
  • 2 (unit of currency) the British/Irish/Maltese pound
    la livre sterling/irlandaise/maltaise
    £500 worth of traveller's cheques (spoken) five hundred pounds' worth of traveller's cheques
    500 livres sterling en chèques de voyage
    I'll match your donation pound for pound
    je donnerai exactement la même somme que toi
    before n (coin, note)
    d'une livre
    a £200,000 house (spoken) a two hundred thousand pound house
    une maison de 200 000 livres sterling
    a two million pound fraud/robbery
    une escroquerie/un hold up de deux millions de livres
    a five/ten pound note
    un billet de cinq/dix livres

transitive verb

  • 1 (Culinary) (crush)
    piler (spices, grain, salt)
    aplatir (meat)
    to pound something to
    réduire quelque chose en (powder, paste, pieces)
  • 2 (beat)
    battre (shore)
    to pound one's chest to pound something with one's fists
    frapper sur quelque chose avec ses poings (door, table)
    to pound a stake into the ground
    enfoncer un pieu dans la terre

intransitive verb

  • 1 (knock loudly)to pound on
    marteler (door, wall)
  • 2 (beat)
    to pound on
    battre contre (beach, rocks)
  • 3 (run noisily) to pound up/down the stairs
    monter/descendre l'escalier d'un pas lourd
    to come pounding down ou along the street
    descendre la rue d'un pas lourd
  • 4 (throb) my head is pounding, I've got a pounding headache
    j'ai des élancements dans la tête

Phrasal verbs

pound away

pound away at [something] 1.1 (strike hard)
taper à tour de bras sur (piano, typewriter)
1.2 (work doggedly)
travailler d'arrache-pied sur (novel, report)

pound out

1 pound out
2 pound [something] out, pound out [something] 2.1 (play)
faire ressortir (rhythm, tune)
pondre (informal) [quelque chose] sur une machine à écrire (script)
2.3 (American English) (Culinary) (flatten)
aplatir (steak)

pound up

pound [something] up, pound up [something]
concasser (rocks, pepper)

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