pound Significado en Diccionario Cambridge Inglés Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Significado de “pound” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "pound" - Diccionario Inglés

See all translations

poundnoun [C]

uk   /paʊnd/  us   /paʊnd/
  • pound noun [C] (MONEY)

A2 (symbol £) the ​standardunit of ​money used in the UK and some other ​countries: a one-pound/two-pound ​coin There are one hundred ​pence in a pound. They ​stolejewelleryvalued at £50,000 (= 50,000 pounds). "Do you have any ​change?" "Sorry, I only have a five-pound note.
the pound (symbol £)
the ​value of the UK pound, used in ​comparing the ​values of different ​types of ​money from around the ​world: The ​devaluation of the pound will make British ​goods more ​competitiveabroad. On the ​foreignexchanges the pound ​rose two ​cents against the ​dollar to $1.52.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • pound noun [C] (WEIGHT)

B2 (written abbreviation lb) a ​unit for ​measuringweight: One pound is ​approximatelyequal to 454 ​grams. One ​kilogram is ​roughly the same as 2.2 lbs. There are 16 ​ounces in one pound. Ann's ​babyweighed eight and a ​half pounds at ​birth.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

poundverb [I or T]

uk   /paʊnd/  us   /paʊnd/
B2 to ​hit or ​beatrepeatedly with a lot of ​force, or to ​crush something by ​hitting it ​repeatedly: I could ​feel my ​heart pounding as I went on ​stage to ​collect the ​prize. Nearly 50 ​people are still ​missing after the ​storm pounded the ​coast. The ​city was pounded torubble during the ​war. He pounded on the ​doordemanding to be ​let in. She was pounding away on her ​typewriter until four in the ​morning.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

Phrasal verbs
(Definition of pound from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "pound" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

See all translations

poundnoun [C]

 us   /pɑʊnd/
  • pound noun [C] (WEIGHT)

(abbreviation lb., symbol #) a ​unit of ​measurement of ​weightequal to 0.453 ​kilogram
  • pound noun [C] (PLACE)

a ​place where ​pets that are ​lost or not ​wanted are ​kept: We got this ​mutt at the pound.
  • pound noun [C] (MONEY)

(symbol £) the ​standardunit of ​money in the ​United Kingdom and some other ​countries

poundverb [I/T]

 us   /pɑʊnd/
to ​hitrepeatedly with ​force, or to ​crush by ​hittingrepeatedly: [T] The ​speaker pounded his ​fists on the ​table. [I] Waves were pounding at the ​rocks.
If ​yourheart pounds, it ​beats very ​strongly: [I] My ​heart was still pounding after we ​nearlycrashed on the Interstate.
(Definition of pound from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "pound" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

See all translations

poundnoun [C]

uk   us   /paʊnd/ MONEY
( written abbreviation £) MONEY the ​standardunit 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 ​measuringweight, ​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)
Más sobre la pronunciación de pound
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“pound” in British English

“pound” in Business English

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Aprende más 

Palabra del día

sample

a small amount of something that shows you what the rest is or should be like

Palabra del día

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Aprende más