Pound

Definition of Pound

v. t.1.To strike repeatedly with some heavy instrument; to beat.
[imp. & p. p. Pounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Pounding.]
With cruel blows she pounds her blubbered cheeks.
- Dryden.
2.To comminute and pulverize by beating; to bruise or break into fine particles with a pestle or other heavy instrument; as, to pound spice or salt.
v. i.1.To strike heavy blows; to beat.
2.(Mach.) To make a jarring noise, as in running; as, the engine pounds.
n.1.An inclosure, maintained by public authority, in which cattle or other animals are confined when taken in trespassing, or when going at large in violation of law; a pinfold.
2.A level stretch in a canal between locks.
3.(Fishing) A kind of net, having a large inclosure with a narrow entrance into which fish are directed by wings spreading outward.
Pound covert
a pound that is close or covered over, as a shed.
Pound overt
a pound that is open overhead.
v. t.1.To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.
n.1.A certain specified weight; especially, a legal standard consisting of an established number of ounces.
2.A British denomination of money of account, equivalent to twenty shillings sterling, and equal in value to about $4.86. There is no coin known by this name, but the gold sovereign is of the same value.

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