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pound

noun [C]
 
 
/paʊnd/
MONEY A2 the unit of money used in the UK: a hundred pounds/£100 a pound coin British money
WEIGHT ( written abbreviation lb) B2 a unit for measuring weight, equal to 453.6 grams or 16 ounces: a pound of potatoes The baby weighed just four pounds when she was born Measurements of weight and massArea, mass, weight and volume in general
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