Meaning of “pound” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /paʊnd/

A2 the unit of money used in the UK:

a hundred pounds/£100
a pound coin
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

(Definition of “pound noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)