Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pound”

See all translations

pound

noun [C]
 
 
/paʊnd/ MONEY
( written abbreviation £) MONEY the standard unit of currency in the UK and some other countries: The group has assets of about 120 million pounds. The company has lost hundreds of thousands of pounds of investors' money. a ten-pound note
( written abbreviation lb) MEASURES a unit for measuring weight, equal to 16 ounces or 0.454 of a kilogram: September copper rose 0.85 cents to 135.30 cents a pound.
(Definition of pound from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pound?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “pound” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More