Meaning of “pound” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /paʊnd/
Extra Examples
There are 100 pence to the British pound.How many Belgian francs to the pound?I slipped her a five pound note.A thousand pounds is nothing to a woman of her wealth.Twenty pounds has been debited from my account.

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)