Synonyms for pound


1. pound, lb, avoirdupois unit
usage: 16 ounces avoirdupois; "he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"
2. British pound, pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quid, British monetary unit
usage: the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
3. pound, force unit
usage: a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy
4. Syrian pound, pound, Syrian monetary unit
usage: the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
5. Sudanese pound, pound, Sudanese monetary unit
usage: the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
6. Lebanese pound, pound, Lebanese monetary unit
usage: the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
7. Irish pound, Irish punt, punt, pound, Irish monetary unit
usage: formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
8. Egyptian pound, pound, Egyptian monetary unit
usage: the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
9. Cypriot pound, pound, Cypriot monetary unit
usage: the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents
10. pound, lbf., force unit
usage: a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec
11. Pound, Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound
usage: United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
12. pound, pound sign, symbol
usage: a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain)
13. pound, dog pound, enclosure
usage: a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"
14. hammer, pound, hammering, pounding, blow
usage: the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"


1. thump, pound, poke, hit
usage: hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
2. ram, ram down, pound, thrust
usage: strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door"
3. lumber, pound, walk
usage: move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the room"
4. beat, pound, thump, move
usage: move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
5. pound, pound off, partition, partition off
usage: partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water of the canal"
6. pound, pound up, restrain, confine, hold
usage: shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; "The prisoners are safely pounded"
7. impound, pound, restrain, confine, hold
usage: place or shut up in a pound; "pound the cows so they don't stray"
8. pound, break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise
usage: break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"
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