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POUND, n. L. pondo, pondus, weight, a pound pendo, to weigh, to bend.

1. A standard weight consisting of twelve ounces troy or sixteen ounces avoirdupois.
2. A money of account consisting of twenty shillings, the value of which is different in different countries. The pound sterling is equivalent to .44.44 cts. money of the United States. In New England and Virginia, the pound is equal to 1/3 in New York to 1/2.

POUND, n. An inclosure erected by authority, in which cattle or other beasts are confined when taken in trespassing, or going at large in violation of law a pin-fold.

POUND, To confine in a public pound.


1. To beat to strike with some heavy instrument, and with repeated blows, so as to make an impression.

With cruel blows she pounds her blubber'd cheeks.

2. To comminute and pulverize by beating to bruise or break into fine parts by a heavy instrument as, to pound spice or salt.

Loud strokes with pounding spice the fabric rend.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Pound'. King James Dictionary.

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