pound-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: a measurement of weight

Commentary: POUND[+quantity][+measure][+weight]

John gained ten pounds over the holidays.
Marathon runners can lose pounds during a 26-mile race.
I bought a ten-pound bag of flour.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a measure of force

Commentary: POUND[+quantity][+measure][+force]

This recipe says to have the pressure cooker at twelve pounds of pressure.
A filled scuba tank has about 3000 pounds per square inch of pressure.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10

Sense Number 3: unit of currency, e.g., British, Egyptian

Commentary: POUND[+entity][+currency][+unit]

An Egyptian pound is worth about 6 euros.
It cost twelve British pounds sterling.
100 piasters make up a Lebanese pound.
We changed our pounds to euros at a bank.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Sense Number 4: a public enclosure for animals, as dogs

Commentary: POUND[+enclosure][+animal]

We picked Fido up at the pound.
This domestic salmon was raised in a fish pound.
Dogs without current licenses will be taken to the pound.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 13

Sense Number 5: the physical act of striking or hammering

Commentary: POUND[+action][+physical][+striking]

We heard the pound of the surf from our balcony.
The fighter couldn't take the pounds from the heavyweight champion.
The pound of horses hooves filled the cobblestone streets.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 14