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noun [countable] pound pronunciation in American English /paʊnd/ 
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  1. 1
    a unit for measuring weight, used in several countries including the U.S. and the U.K., containing 16 ounces and equal to 0.454 kilograms. Its written abbreviation is lb.

    The baby weighed over 10 pounds.

    half a pound of cheese

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  2. 3
    economics a unit of money used in the U.K. and several other countries. Its symbol is £.
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    1. a.
      a coin or bill worth one pound
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