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noun [countable]     pound pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    economics a unit of money used in the UK and several other countries. Its symbol is £.
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    1. a.
      a coin or banknote worth one pound
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  2. 2
    a unit for measuring weight, used in several countries including the US and the UK, containing 16 ounces and equal to 0.454 kilograms. Its written abbreviation is lb.

    half a pound of cheese

    The baby weighed over 10 pounds.

  3. 3
    a place where pets that are lost or not wanted are kept
    1. a.
      a place where the police take your car if you have parked it illegally


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