Synonyms for pound


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : pound
Phonetic Transcription : paʊnd

Top 10 synonyms for pound Other synonyms for the word pound

Définition of pound

Origin :
  • measure of weight, Old English pund "pound" (in weight or money), also "pint," from West Germanic *punda- "pound" as a measure of weight (cf. Gothic pund, Old High German phunt, German Pfund, Middle Dutch pont, Old Frisian and Old Norse pund), early borrowing from Latin pondo "pound," originally in libra pondo "a pound by weight," from pondo (adv.) "by weight," ablative of *pondus "weight" (see span (v.)). Meaning "unit of money" was in Old English, originally "pound of silver."
  • At first "12 ounces;" meaning "16 ounces" was established before late 14c. Pound cake (1747) so called because it has a pound, more or less, of each ingredient. Pound of flesh is from "Merchant of Venice" IV.i. The abbreviations lb., £ are from libra, and reflect the medieval custom of keeping accounts in Latin.
  • noun sixteen ounces/.454 kilograms of weight
  • verb crush; beat rhythmically
  • verb impress; make someone listen
Example sentences :
  • I threw off all reserve--about half a pound, I should judge.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1. No. 20, August 13, 1870 » by Various
  • I'll give you two cents a pound for as many as you want to sell.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • But in Spain, the dollar goes as far as the pound in England.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • Pound, pound, pound, the hard road rang with the thunder of hoofs.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Tenderfoot » by Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • To a pound of the lean of a leg of veal, allow a pound of beef suet.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie
  • Just before you take them from the fire, stir in a pound of brown sugar.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie
  • Mix the whole together, and pound it to a paste in a marble mortar.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie
  • Pound the veal also in a mortar, adding butter to it by degrees.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie
  • Allow half a pound of butter to a pound of maccaroni and half a pound of cheese.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie
  • Allow a pound of loaf-sugar to every pound of the sliced pine-apple.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie

Antonyms for pound

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