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Synonyms for pound
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pound

    Synonyms:
    imprison, cage, coop

    Antonyms:
    discharge, liberate, release

  2. pound

    Synonyms:
    beat, bruise, pulverize, triturate

    Antonyms:
    soothe, stroke, amalgamate, compound

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pound, lbnoun

    16 ounces avoirdupois

    "he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"

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

  2. British pound, pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quidnoun

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

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

  3. poundnoun

    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, poundnoun

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

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

  5. Sudanese pound, poundnoun

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

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

  6. Lebanese pound, poundnoun

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

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

  7. Irish pound, Irish punt, punt, poundnoun

    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, punt, hammering

  8. Egyptian pound, poundnoun

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

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

  9. Cypriot pound, poundnoun

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

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

  11. Pound, Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Poundnoun

    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 signnoun

    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 sign, hammering

  13. pound, dog poundnoun

    a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs

    "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"

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

  14. hammer, pound, hammering, poundingverb

    the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)

    "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"

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

  15. thump, pound, pokeverb

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

    "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"

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

  16. ram, ram down, poundverb

    strike or drive against with a heavy impact

    "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door"

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

  17. lumber, poundverb

    move heavily or clumsily

    "The heavy man lumbered across the room"

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

  18. beat, pound, thumpverb

    move rhythmically

    "Her heart was beating fast"

    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, work over, thud, puzzle, overreach, bewilder, crush, tucker, vex, pound off, wash up, outfox, pose, scramble, shell

  19. pound, pound offverb

    partition off into compartments

    "The locks pound the water of the canal"

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

  20. pound, pound upverb

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

    "The prisoners are safely pounded"

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

  21. impound, poundverb

    place or shut up in a pound

    "pound the cows so they don't stray"

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

  22. poundverb

    break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle

    "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. poundverb

    Synonyms:
    beat, strike

  2. poundverb

    Synonyms:
    BRAY, bruise, crush, pulverize, triturate, comminute, levigate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. poundnoun

    Synonyms:
    86

  2. poundverb

    Synonyms:
    beat, comminute, pulverize, bray, triturate, maul, belabor, impound

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pound":

    book, libra, cypriot, £, pounds, impound, sterling, pond, lira, livre, lbs., kennel, free, kilo, cyprus, lb, books, paper

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How to use pound in a sentence?

  1. Jeanne Faulkner:

    Ultrasounds can be off by as much as a pound or two, especially in the last weeks.

  2. Michelle Parks:

    She’d have a hundred-pound package and toss it like it was nothing.

  3. Thomas Fuller:

    An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.

  4. Mark Haefele:

    The pound has done well and will continue to do well.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    Like a lot of us, Jeb has struggled with his weight at times. I'm slightly irritated that I seem to have found every pound he's lost, iT'S JUST A FAD.


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