Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
punianto bruise. Cf.
Puna play on words.]
To strike repeatedly with some heavy instrument; to beat.
With cruel blows she
poundsher blubbered cheeks.
To comminute and pulverize by beating; to bruise or break into fine particles with a pestle or other heavy instrument;
poundspice or salt
To strike heavy blows; to beat.
To make a jarring noise, as in running;
as, the engine.
An inclosure, maintained by public authority, in which cattle or other animals are confined when taken in trespassing, or when going at large in violation of law; a pinfold.
A level stretch in a canal between locks.
A kind of net, having a large inclosure with a narrow entrance into which fish are directed by wings spreading outward.
a pound that is close or covered over, as a shed.–
a pound that is open overhead.
To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.
pund, fr. L.
pondo, akin to
pendereto weigh. See
A certain specified measure of mass or weight; especially, a legal standard consisting of an established number of ounces.
☞ The pound in general use in the
United Statesand in England is the
pound avoirdupois, which is divided into sixteen ounces, and contains 7,000 grains (0.453 kilogram). The
pound troyis divided into twelve ounces, and contains 5,760 grains. 144 pounds avoirdupois are equal to 175 pounds troy weight. See
poundsterling was in Saxon times, about
a. d.671, a
poundtroy of silver, and a shilling was its twentieth part; consequently the latter was three times as large as it is at present.
Webster 1828 Edition
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 $4.44.44 cts. money of the United States. In New England and Virginia, the pound is equal to $3 1/3; in New York to $2 1/2.
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.