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n ru A unit of mass equal to 16 avoirdupois ounces (= 453.592 37 g). Today this value is the most common meaning of "pound" as a unit of weight.
n ru A unit of mass equal to 12 troy ounces (≈ 373.242 g). Today, this is a common unit of weight when measuring precious metals, and is little used elsewhere.
n ru The symbol # (octothorpe, hash)
Other definitions (19)
n ru The unit of currency used in the United Kingdom and its dependencies. It is divided into 100 pence.
n ru Any of various units of currency used in Egypt and Lebanon, and formerly in the Republic of Ireland, Cyprus and Israel.
n ru Any of various units of currency formerly used in the United States.
the Rhode Island pound; the New Hampshire pound
n ru Abbreviation for pound-force, a unit of force/weight. Using this abbreviation to describe pound-force is inaccurate and unscientific.
n ru A place for the detention of stray or wandering animals. An animal shelter.
n ru A place for the detention of automobiles that have been illegally parked, abandoned, etc. Short form of impound.
n ru A section of a canal between two adjacent locks.
n ru A kind of fishing net, having a large enclosure with a narrow entrance into which fish are directed by wings spreading outward.
v ru To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.
n ru A hard blow.
v ru To strike hard, usually repeatedly.
v ru To crush to pieces; to pulverize.
v ru To eat or drink very quickly.
You really pounded that beer!
v ru To pitch consistently to a certain location.
The pitcher has been pounding the outside corner all night.
v ru (of a body part, generally heart, blood, or head) To beat strongly or throb.
As I tiptoed past the sleeping dog, my heart was pounding but I remained silent.
My head was pounding.
v ru To penetrate sexually, with vigour.
I was pounding her all night!
v ru To advance heavily with measured steps.
v ru To make a jarring noise, as when running.
The engine pounds.
v ru To wager a pound on.

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