pound

All Noun Verb
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  • Then the hard-faced man came back again and offered twenty-three pounds. Cited from Black Beauty, Young Folks' Edition, by Anna Sewell
  • By the end of three months I had taken off thirty-five pounds. Cited from The Fun of Getting Thin, by Samuel G. Blythe
  • You must let me send you twenty-five pounds every half-year for pocket money. Cited from Mrs. Warren's Daughter, by Sir Harry Johnston
  • He had now one hundred and twenty-five pounds in hand. Cited from It Is Never Too Late to Mend, by Charles Reade
  • In some cases twenty-five pounds and a silver watch were offered. Cited from Fragments of Two Centuries, by Alfred Kingston
  • Then my weight was only one hundred and twenty-five pounds. Cited from The Opium Habit, by Horace B. Day
  • As I take it you are about twenty-five pounds over your normal weight. Cited from The Melting of Molly, by Maria Thompson Daviess
  • Why, no less than three hundred and twenty-five pounds! Cited from Demos, by George Gissing
  • Here he would tip a spring-scale at just about twenty-seven pounds. Cited from Operation: Outer Space, by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • As I take it, you are about twenty-five pounds over your normal weight. Cited from The Melting of Molly, by Maria Thompson Daviess
  • They would look us over and then we would get a pounding. Cited from History of the World War, by Francis A. March and Richard J. Beamish
  • That forty-five pounds you can have back within an hour. Cited from A Girl in Ten Thousand, by L. T. Meade
  • The production company paid an additional pound to anyone who brought his own horse.
  • I expected a considerable sum, but received only twenty-three pounds and no more. Cited from Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals, by Arthur L. Hayward
  • I have gained twenty-one pounds since I have been able to attend to business. Cited from People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English, by R.V. Pierce
  • I shall be soon done with one-half of the thousand pound's worth. Cited from The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, by Walter Scott
  • In the bottom of one are the master's twenty-five pounds. Cited from The Cornet of Horse, by G. A. Henty
  • He pounded after her along the bank and joined her as a matter of course. Cited from The Odds, by Ethel M. Dell
  • A father, mother and two children received twenty-four pounds. Cited from The Man in Gray, by Thomas Dixon
  • He offered twenty-three pounds for me; but that was refused, and he walked away. Cited from Black Beauty, Young Folks' Edition, by Anna Sewell
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Meaning of pound

  • noun 16 ounces avoirdupois
    he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds
  • noun A unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy
  • noun A nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec
  • noun United states writer who lived in europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
  • noun A symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in great britain)
  • noun A public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs
    unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound
  • verb Partition off into compartments
    The locks pound the water of the canal
  • verb Shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits
    The prisoners are safely pounded
  • verb Break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle
    pound the roots with a heavy flat stone