Definition for Pound (-s)

pound (-s), n. [OE < WGer. *pundo- < L. pondo, short for libra pondo, a pound weight.] (webplay: care, countries, different, granted, sum, value, weight).

  1. Weight; measure of heaviness; standard unit of weight.
  2. Heaviness; weightiness; mass; load; burden; force of downward pressure.
  3. Portion of overall weight; section of the body.
  4. Silver piece; unit of money equal to twenty shillings; [fig.] large sum; substantial quantity of wealth.

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