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pound2 a unit of weight equal to sixteen ounces or 453.592 grams in the avoirdupois weight system, and equal to twelve ounces or 373.242 grams in the apothecaries' and troy weight systems. (abbr.: lb.) [4 definitions]
pound3 a shelter for confining or housing homeless animals. [3 definitions]
poundage1 weight as measured in pounds. [2 definitions]
poundage2 the confinement or housing of animals in a pound. [2 definitions]
poundal in physics, a unit of force equal to the amount of force needed to accelerate a standard one-pound mass one foot per second per second.
pound cake a rich cake that contains approximately a pound each of flour, butter, and sugar. [2 definitions]
-pounder something that weighs (so many) pounds.
pound-foolish foolish or inept when dealing with large sums of money or matters of great significance. (Cf. penny-wise.)
pound net a trap for fish consisting of a system of staked nets that form an enclosure with a narrow opening.
pound sterling see "pound2."
pour to enable (a liquid or granular substance such as salt) to flow or stream, as from a container. [6 definitions]
pourable combined form of pour.
pourboire (French) money offered as a gratuity; tip.
pout1 to show unhappiness or displeasure, esp. by pushing out the lips; sulk. [5 definitions]
pout2 any of several northern marine or freshwater fishes, such as the horned pout or eelpout.
pouter one of a breed of slender, long-legged, domestic pigeons that characteristically distend their crops, puffing out their breasts. [2 definitions]
pouty sulking or cross, esp. when having the lips protruded as a sign of displeasure. [2 definitions]
poverty the condition of being poor or lacking the necessary means of support; indigence or want. [3 definitions]
poverty-stricken having little or no money or very few possessions; extremely poor.
POW abbreviation of "prisoner of war," a member of the armed forces who is taken captive by an enemy during wartime.
pow used to suggest the sound of a shot, blow, explosion, or the like. [2 definitions]