Pound


Pound

Pound may refer to:

Units

*Pound (currency), a unit of currency in various countries
*Pound sign, £
*Pound sterling, the fundamental unit of currency in Great Britain
* Pound (force), a unit of force
*Pound (mass), various units of mass
*Number sign, #, known in the U.S. as the pound sign
*Pound (rail), a unit of rail weight

People

* Dick Pound, Canadian sports official
* Dudley Pound, British naval officer
* Ezra Pound, American modernist poet and critic
* Louise Pound, American educator
* Olivia Pound, American educator
* R. V. Pound, physicist, eponym of the Pound-Rebka experiment
* Roscoe Pound, American legal scholar
* Stephen Pound, British politician
* Stephen Bosworth Pound, American senator and judge
* Thaddeus C. Pound, Wisconsin politician

Places

United States

*Pound Ridge, New York
*Pound, Virginia
*Pound, Wisconsin
*Pound (town), Wisconsin

Elsewhere

*Pound Loney, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Other

* Pound (village), a high walled lockable structure featured in most medieval British villages and used as a place to keep stray cattle, sheep and pigs until claimed by their owners. Also used as temporary gaol for thieves, rustlers and vagabonds until dealt with by the local sherrif.
* Dog pound, a temporary home for stray, surrendered, or abandoned pet animals
* Buffalo pound (archaic), an enclosed space consisting of a chute and circular corral constructed for the purpose of capturing and killing large numbers of buffalo
* Canal pound, the stretch of level water impounded between two canal locks
* Pound cake, a type of dessert cake which usually weighs a pound, thats why its called a pound cake.
* Pound (greeting), a greeting in which two individuals touch fists
* Pound (networking), an open-source reverse proxy and load balancing program
* Tha Dogg Pound, a music group
* Pound, an American rock band
* "Pound," a Canadian hip-hop magazine
* A sharp (music|sharp), a musical symbol that resembles the pound sign or number sign (#)
* Pound (film), a 1970 film
* Pound shop, a shop usually down a high street where everything costs a pound in the shop, thats why its called a pound shop.


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  • POUND (E.) — Critique, traducteur, poète, Pound a marqué la poésie américaine contemporaine de son empreinte: nul n’a échappé à son influence. L’œuvre de Pound, tendue et intransigeante, assure à la poésie américaine continuité et permanence; de même qu’elle… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pound — pound1 [pound] n. pl. pounds; sometimes, after a number, pound [ME < OE pund, akin to Ger pfund: WGmc loanword < L pondo, a pound, orig. abl. of pondus, weight (in libra pondo, a pound in weight), akin to pendere: see PENDANT] 1. a) the… …   English World dictionary

  • pound — [paʊnd] noun [countable] 1. written abbreviation £ the standard unit of currency in Britain, which is divided into 100 pence: • a twenty pound note • a shortfall of millions of pounds 2. the (British) pound the value of the British currency… …   Financial and business terms

  • Pound — (engl. für ‚Pfund‘) steht für: pound (anglo amerikanische Gewichtseinheit) Pfund Sterling, die aktuelle britische Währung Pound (Software), eine Load Balancing Software £ oder ₤, das Pfundzeichen Pound ist der Name folgender Personen: Caspar… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pound — ● pound nom féminin Unité fondamentale britannique de masse (symbole lb). [La pound, dont le nom français correspondant est livre, est l unité d où sont dérivées les autres. C est la masse d un étalon en platine, l « Imperial Standard Pound »,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pound — 〈[ paʊnd] n.; s, od. s; 〉 engl. Gewichtseinheit, 453,6 g * * * Pound [paʊnd], das; , s [engl. pound, eigtl. = Pfund, < aengl. pund < lat. pondo, ↑ Pfund]: englische Gewichtseinheit (453,60 g; Abk.: lb. [Sg.], lbs. [Pl.]). * * * I …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Pound — Pound, n.; pl. {Pounds}, collectively {Pound} or {Pounds}. [AS. pund, fr. L. pondo, akin to pondus a weight, pendere to weigh. See {Pendant}.] 1. A certain specified weight; especially, a legal standard consisting of an established number of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pound — Pound, n.; pl. {Pounds}, collectively {Pound} or {Pounds}. [AS. pund, fr. L. pondo, akin to pondus a weight, pendere to weigh. See {Pendant}.] 1. A certain specified weight; especially, a legal standard consisting of an established number of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pound — Ⅰ. pound [1] ► NOUN 1) a unit of weight equal to 16 oz avoirdupois (0.4536 kg), or 12 oz troy (0.3732 kg). 2) (also pound sterling) (pl. pounds sterling) the basic monetary unit of the UK, equal to 100 pence. 3) another term for PUNT(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • Pound — Pound, n. [AS. pund an inclosure: cf. forpyndan to turn away, or to repress, also Icel. pynda to extort, torment, Ir. pont, pond, pound. Cf. {Pinder}, {Pinfold}, {Pin} to inclose, {Pond}.] 1. An inclosure, maintained by public authority, in which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English