Synonyms for poundpaʊnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pound, lb(noun)

    16 ounces avoirdupois

    Synonyms:
    dog pound, quid, pound sterling, punt, lb, lbf., pounding, hammer, pound, pound sign, hammering

  2. British pound, pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quid(noun)

    the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence

    Synonyms:
    chew, lbf., dog pound, wad, plug, quid, pound, hammering, chaw, cud, pound sign, quid pro quo, pound sterling, punt, pounding, lb, hammer

  3. pound(noun)

    a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy

    Synonyms:
    dog pound, quid, pound sterling, punt, lb, lbf., pounding, hammer, pound sign, hammering

  4. Syrian pound, pound(noun)

    the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters

    Synonyms:
    pound sign, quid, dog pound, pound sterling, lb, lbf., pounding, hammer, pound, punt, hammering

  5. Sudanese pound, pound(noun)

    the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters

    Synonyms:
    pound sign, quid, dog pound, pound sterling, lb, lbf., pounding, hammer, pound, punt, hammering

  6. Lebanese pound, pound(noun)

    the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters

    Synonyms:
    pound sign, quid, dog pound, pound sterling, lb, lbf., pounding, hammer, pound, punt, hammering

  7. Irish pound, Irish punt, punt, pound(noun)

    formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence

    Synonyms:
    pound sign, quid, punting, dog pound, pound sterling, lb, lbf., pounding, hammer, pound, punt, hammering

  8. Egyptian pound, pound(noun)

    the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters

    Synonyms:
    pound sign, quid, dog pound, pound sterling, lb, lbf., pounding, hammer, pound, punt, hammering

  9. Cypriot pound, pound(noun)

    the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents

    Synonyms:
    pound sign, quid, dog pound, pound sterling, lb, lbf., pounding, hammer, pound, punt, hammering

  10. pound, lbf.(noun)

    a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec

    Synonyms:
    dog pound, quid, pound sterling, punt, lb, lbf., pounding, hammer, pound, pound sign, hammering

  11. Pound, Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound(noun)

    United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)

    Synonyms:
    dog pound, quid, pound sterling, punt, lb, lbf., pounding, hammer, pound sign, hammering

  12. pound, pound sign(noun)

    a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain)

    Synonyms:
    dog pound, quid, pound sterling, punt, lb, lbf., pounding, hammer, pound, pound sign, hammering

  13. pound, dog pound(noun)

    a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs

    Synonyms:
    dog pound, quid, pound sterling, punt, lb, lbf., pounding, hammer, pound, pound sign, hammering

  14. hammer, pound, hammering, pounding(verb)

    the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)

    Synonyms:
    quid, lbf., dog pound, pounding, buffeting, throbbing, power hammer, malleus, throb, pound, mallet, hammering, pound sign, pound sterling, punt, cock, lb, hammer

  15. thump, pound, poke(verb)

    hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument

    Synonyms:
    stab, horn in, prod, dig, intrude, beat, ram down, thud, lumber, pound, impound, nose, pound up, pry, thump, jab, ram, pound off, poke

  16. ram, ram down, pound(verb)

    strike or drive against with a heavy impact

    Synonyms:
    wad, thump, beat, force, drill in, drive, impound, hammer in, chock up, lumber, pound, pound up, cram, jampack, ram down, beat in, ram, crash, pound off, poke, jam

  17. lumber, pound(verb)

    move heavily or clumsily

    Synonyms:
    log, poke, impound, pound up, pound, pound off, ram down, thump, lumber, beat, ram

  18. beat, pound, thump(verb)

    move rhythmically

    Synonyms:
    exhaust, stupefy, baffle, stick, perplex, vanquish, get, pound up, mystify, ram, flummox, impound, beat, outwit, lumber, circumvent, tick, poke, nonplus, trounce, pulsate, drum, beat up, bunk, dumbfound, tucker out, flap, beat out, gravel, thump, ticktack, outsmart, thrum, ticktock, amaze, ram down, quiver, pound, work over, thud, puzzle, overreach, bewilder, crush, tucker, vex, pound off, wash up, outfox, pose, scramble, shell

  19. pound, pound off(verb)

    partition off into compartments

    Synonyms:
    poke, pound up, impound, ram down, pound off, thump, lumber, beat, pound, ram

  20. pound, pound up(verb)

    shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits

    Synonyms:
    poke, pound up, impound, ram down, pound off, thump, lumber, beat, pound, ram

  21. impound, pound(verb)

    place or shut up in a pound

    Synonyms:
    seize, poke, impound, confiscate, pound up, pound, pound off, ram down, sequester, thump, lumber, beat, ram, attach

  22. pound(verb)

    break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle

    Synonyms:
    poke, pound up, impound, ram down, pound off, thump, lumber, beat, ram

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. pound

    Strike is the word for a single blow; to beat is to strike repeatedly, as a bird beats the air with its wings. Others of the above words describe the manner of beating, as bastinado, to beat on the soles of the feet; belabor, to inflict a comprehensive and exhaustive beating; cudgel, to beat with a stick; thrash, as wheat was beaten out with the old hand-flail; to pound (akin to Latin pondus, a weight) is to beat with a heavy, and pommel with a blunt, instrument. To batter and to bruise refer to the results of beating; that is battered which is broken or defaced by repeated blows on the surface (compare synonyms for SHATTER); that is bruised which has suffered even one severe contusion. The metaphorical sense of beat, however, so far preponderates that one may be very badly bruised and battered, and yet not be said to be beaten, unless he has got the worst of the beating. To beat a combatant is to disable or dishearten him for further fighting. Hence beat becomes the synonym for every word which implies getting the advantage of another. Compare CONQUER.

    Almost all antonyms in this class are passive, and can be formed indefinitely from the conquering words by the use of the auxiliary be; as, be beaten, be defeated, be conquered, etc.

    Synonyms:
    bastinado, batter, beat, belabor, bruise, castigate, chastise, conquer, cudgel, defeat, flog, overcome, pommel, scourge, smite, spank, strike, surpass, switch, thrash, vanquish, whip, worst

    Antonyms:
    fail, fall, get the worst of, go down, go under, surrender

    Preposition:
    Beat with a stick over the head; beat by a trick; out of town; beat to the ground; into submission.

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