• Pound Definition & Synonyms
- (v. i.) To strike heavy blows; to beat.
- (v. t.) To strike repeatedly with some heavy instrument; to beat.
- (n.) A kind of net, having a large inclosure with a narrow entrance into which fish are directed by wings spreading outward.
- (pl. ) of Pound
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) A level stretch in a canal between locks.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (n.) A certain specified weight; especially, a legal standard consisting of an established number of ounces.
- (v. t.) To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.
- (n.) 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.
- (v. i.) To make a jarring noise, as in running; as, the engine pounds.
• Poundal Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A unit of force based upon the pound, foot, and second, being the force which, acting on a pound avoirdupois for one second, causes it to acquire by the of that time a velocity of one foot per second. It is about equal to the weight of half an ounce, and is 13,825 dynes.
• Poundage Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) Confinement of cattle, or other animals, in a public pound.
- (n.) A subsidy of twelve pence in the pound, formerly granted to the crown on all goods exported or imported, and if by aliens, more.
- (n.) A sum deducted from a pound, or a certain sum paid for each pound; a commission.
- (v. t.) To collect, as poundage; to assess, or rate, by poundage.
- (n.) A charge paid for the release of impounded cattle.
- (n.) The sum allowed to a sheriff or other officer upon the amount realized by an execution; -- estimated in England, and formerly in the United States, at so much of the pound.