pound
noun
  1. a measure of weight (= 0.45 kilos)

    Examples
    • to sell oranges by the pound

    • a pound of oranges

    • Oranges cost 50p a pound.

    (Note Usually written lb after a figure: 25lb. Note also that the pound is now no longer officially used in the UK)
  2. a unit of currency used in the UK and many other countries including Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon, Malta, Sudan, Syria and, before the Euro, Ireland

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