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 (lb) [pownd]
1. in the avoirdupois system, a unit of weight equal to 16 ounces (453.6 grams).
2. in the apothecaries' system, a unit of weight equal to 12 ounces (373.2 grams).


A unit of weight, containing 12 ounces, apothecaries' weight, or 16 ounces, avoirdupois.
[A.S. pund; L. pondus, weight]


(lb) (pound) a unit of weight in the avoirdupois (453.6 grams, or 16 ounces) or apothecaries' (373.2 grams, or 12 ounces) system.

pound (lb)

Etymology: L, pondus, weight
a unit of measure equal to 16 ounces, avoirdupois; 0.45359 kg; 7000 grains.


(lb) (pownd)
A unit of weight, containing 12 ounces (apothecaries' weight) or 16 ounces (avoirdupois); equivalent to .453 kilograms.
[A.S. pund; L. pondus, weight]


Unit of weight, containing 12 ounces, apothecaries' weight, or 16 ounces, avoirdupois.
[A.S. pund; L. pondus, weight]


1. a unit of weight in the avoirdupois (453.6 g, or 16 ounces) or apothecaries' (373.2 g, or 12 ounces) system.
2. said of the gait of a horse which strikes the ground hard with the front feet at the canter.
3. an enclosure or building maintained by a local government authority in which stray animals are kept until claimed by their owners. See also animal shelter.

Patient discussion about pound

Q. i am all confused !!! there are so many kinds of diets and guides for loosing pounds , what should i choose

A. the best but hard one- going to a nutritionist with another friend that want to loose weight, build up a program, start doing physical activity . it will be hard, long, but worth it.
don't forget the friend, it's an important part!

Q. i need an easy way to loss pounds ... any suggestions ?

A. there are fasting routines you can do, but they are not worth it especially since they force a lot of water loss and not fat loss.

I would suggest you change up your eating habits and start exercising frequently. Remember to include resistance training 3 times a week minimum. Even going for walks helps.

Q. a good way or a method to shed off some pounds? Hello all, im a college student struggling with 15 to 20 extra pounds, I'm trying to shade it off, any one may say, run exercise, since I'm a soccer player it would only be obvious that i would be fit. My problem is that I hav a fracture knee and a previous dislocated right knee. Due to this i cant really excersice, so im asking for anyone out there,

A. I liked Schkinny answer. I find that eating chicken is a filling and a healthy meal. I suggest fresh vegetables instead of frozen. It's more natural and has a much higher nutritious value.

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Twenty thousand pounds is rather a large sum to be given up by the lady's friends at two days' notice," I said.
In the case of any other client I should have acted on my instructions, however personally distasteful to me, and have given up the point about the twenty thousand pounds on the spot.
Investment Banking, which comprises the merchant banking, equity, securities and asset management activities of the HSBC Group, reported an attributable profit of 189 million pounds, compared with 173 million pounds in 1993.
Heifers: Blonde d'Aquitaine pounds 1065, pounds 975 Middlemoor House, Limousin pounds 955 Ratlingate Farm, pounds 900 Ryeclose, pounds 855 Walton Wood Head, British Blue pounds 905, pounds 850 West Whitrigg, Charolais pounds 915 (x2) Chapel Farm, pounds 800 Longtown Moor.
Leading prices: Shearling Gimmers - Texel pounds 200, pounds 180 Hazelhead, pounds 195, pounds 185, pounds 155 Sceugh Farm, pounds 150 Bordered Hills.
But, since she married Prince William in April last year, she has in fact stepped out in at least pounds 66,000 ct stepped out in at least pp worth of outfits.
Prize list: Class 1: Cross Bred Steer: 1st DE & AM Hodgson, Green Farm, Shap, pounds 1300.
Enter your team today to have a chance of winning pounds 5,000
Station Regeneration Program spending is up 123% to 145 million pounds ($246 million).
Leading price per head: Hoggs with lambs at foot: Texel pounds 112 Dockray Hall.
Meal deal for two with main, side and dessert, pounds 5.