the pound

Definition of the pound

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  1. :  the value of the basic unit of money in the United Kingdom and some other countries (called a pound) when it is compared to another unit of money The dollar dropped sharply against the pound. the strength/weakness of the pound

Word by Word Definitions

poundplay
  1. :  any of various units of mass and weight

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

    :  the basic monetary unit of Ireland from 1921 to 2001

  1. :  an enclosure for animals

    :  a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed animals

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

  1. :  to reduce to powder or pulp by beating

    :  to strike heavily or repeatedly

    :  to inculcate by insistent repetition :  drive

  1. :  an act or sound of pounding


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