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|Origin:||Old English pund, from Latin pondo|
|Origin:||Perhaps from Old English pund-, found only in compound words|
pound1 S1 W2
a unit for measuring weight, equal to 16 ounces or 0.454 kilograms
weight[countable] written abbreviation lbTM
a pound of apples
Moira weighs about 130 pounds.
The grapes cost $2 a pound.
moneyalso pound sterling [countable]
a) PEC £
the standard unit of money in Britain, which is divided into 100 pence:
They spent over a thousand pounds.
a multi-million pound business
a five pound note
the value of British money compared with the value of the money of other countries:
The pound was up against the dollar.
the standard unit of money in various other countries, such as Egypt and the Sudan
a place where dogs and cats that have been found on the street are kept until their owners come to get them
for dogs and cats[countable usually singular]TTCHBP
a place where cars that have been illegally parked are kept until their owners pay money to get them back
to get the full amount of work, money etc that someone owes you, even though it makes them suffer and you do not really need it
the pound key