the pound

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the pound

technical
: 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

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


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