meaning of pound

1. To strike repeatedly with some heavy instrument; to beat.
To comminute and pulverize by beating; to bruise or break into fine particles with a pestle or other heavy instrument; as, to pound spice or salt.
To strike heavy blows; to beat.
To make a jarring noise, as in running; as, the engine pounds.
An inclosure, maintained by public authority, in which cattle or other animals are confined when taken in trespassing, or when going at large in violation of law; a pinfold.
A level stretch in a canal between locks.
A kind of net, having a large inclosure with a narrow entrance into which fish are directed by wings spreading outward.
To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.
A certain specified weight; especially, a legal standard consisting of an established number of ounces.
A British denomination of money of account, equivalent to twenty shillings sterling, and equal in value to about $4. 86. There is no coin known by this name, but the gold sovereign is of the same value.
of Pound
the act of pounding delivering repeated heavy blows; "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the ">hallway"

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