pound sterling

noun

Definition of pound sterling

:a basic unit of money in the United Kingdom :pound

Word by Word Definitions

pound play
  1. : any of various units of mass and weight

  2. : the basic monetary unit of the United Kingdom —called also pound sterling

  3. : any of numerous basic monetary units of other countries (such as Egypt, Lebanon, Syria) — see Money Table

  1. : an enclosure for animals

  2. : a depot for holding impounded personal property until redeemed by the owner

  3. : a place or condition of confinement

  1. : to reduce to powder or pulp by beating

  2. : to strike heavily or repeatedly

  3. : to produce with or as if with repeated vigorous strokes

  1. : an act or sound of pounding

sterling play
  1. : British money

  2. : sterling silver or articles of it

  1. : of, relating to, or calculated in terms of British sterling

  2. : payable in sterling

  3. : having a fixed standard of purity usually defined legally as represented by an alloy of 925 parts of silver with 75 parts of copper


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