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English definition of “pound”

pound

noun [C] (WEIGHT)    /paʊnd/ (written abbreviation lb)
B2 a unit for measuring weight: One pound is approximately equal to 454 grams. One kilogram is roughly the same as 2.2 lbs. There are 16 ounces in one pound. Ann's baby weighed eight and a half pounds at birth.Measurements of weight and mass
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