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Main Entry: 1pound
Pronunciation: primarystresspaudotnd
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural pounds also pound
Etymology: Old English pund "pound weight," from Latin pondo (same meaning)
1 : any of various units of mass and weight; especially : a unit in general use among English-speaking peoples equal to 16 ounces (about 0.454 kilograms) -- see MEASURE table
2 a : the basic unit of money of the United Kingdom -- called also pound sterling b : any of several basic units of money (as of Egypt or Lebanon) c : a coin or bill representing one pound

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