Hound vs. Pound

Hound vs. Pound — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Hound and Pound

Houndnoun

A domestic dog of any of various breeds commonly used for hunting, characteristically having drooping ears, a short coat, and a deep resonant voice.

Poundnoun

A unit of weight equal to 16 ounces (453.592 grams).

Houndnoun

A dog.

Poundnoun

A unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces (373.242 grams). See Table at measurement.

Houndnoun

A contemptible person; a scoundrel.

Poundnoun

A unit of weight differing in various countries and times.

Houndnoun

One who eagerly pursues something

a gossip hound.

Poundnoun

See pound-force.

Houndnoun

A devotee or an enthusiast

a coffee hound.

Poundnoun

See pound-mass.

Houndverb

To pursue relentlessly and tenaciously

The suspect was hounded by the police for weeks.

Poundnoun

The primary unit of currency in the United Kingdom, worth 20 shillings or 240 old pence before the decimalization of 1971. Also called pound sterling.

Houndverb

To make repeated demands of or subject to persistent criticism

Her parents hounded her until she agreed to look for a better job.

Poundnoun

See Table at currency.

Houndverb

To pressure or force from a place or situation

accusations that hounded him out of office.

Poundnoun

The primary unit of currency in Ireland and Cyprus before the adoption of the euro.

Houndnoun

A dog, particularly a breed with a good sense of smell developed for hunting other animals.

Poundnoun

A primary unit of currency in Scotland before the Act of Union (1707). Also called pound scots.

Houndnoun

Any canine animal.

Poundnoun

The pound key on a telephone.

Houndnoun

(by extension) Someone who seeks something.

Poundnoun

A heavy blow.

Houndnoun

(by extension) A male who constantly seeks the company of desirable women.

Poundnoun

The sound of a heavy blow; a thump.

Houndnoun

A despicable person.

Poundnoun

The act of pounding.

Houndnoun

A houndfish.

Poundnoun

An animal shelter, especially one operated by a public agency to house stray or confiscated animals.

Houndnoun

Projections at the masthead, serving as a support for the trestletrees and top to rest on.

Poundnoun

A public enclosure for the confinement of stray livestock.

Houndnoun

A side bar used to strengthen portions of the running gear of a vehicle.

Poundnoun

A tank or submerged cage, as on a boat, in which live fish or shellfish are kept.

Houndverb

(transitive) To persistently harass.

He hounded me for weeks, but I was simply unable to pay back his loan.

Poundnoun

New England An establishment at which live lobsters are kept and sold, often also offering no-frills restaurant service.

Houndverb

(transitive) To urge on against; to set (dogs) upon in hunting.

Poundnoun

A place in which vehicles impounded by the authorities are held until redeemed by their owners.

Houndnoun

any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears

Poundnoun

(Archaic) A prison.

Houndnoun

someone who is morally reprehensible;

you dirty dog

Poundverb

To strike repeatedly and forcefully, especially with the hand or a tool

pounded the nail with a hammer.

Houndverb

pursue or chase relentlessly;

The hunters traced the deer into the woodsthe detectives hounded the suspect until they found the him

Poundverb

To assault with military force

pounded the bunker with mortars.

Poundverb

To beat to a powder or pulp; pulverize or crush

pound corn into meal.

Poundverb

To instill by persistent, emphatic repetition

pounded knowledge into the students' heads.

Poundverb

To produce energetically, as from forceful use of the hands. Often used with out

"a tinny piano pounding out Happy Birthday down the block" (Laura Kascischke).

Poundverb

To cause harm or loss to; affect adversely

stocks that were pounded when energy prices rose.

Poundverb

To defeat soundly

pounded their rivals in the season finale.

Poundverb

To attack verbally; criticize

was pounded for months in the press.

Poundverb

(Slang) To drink quickly (a beverage, especially an alcoholic one). Often used with back or down

pounded back a few beers after work.

Poundverb

To strike vigorous, repeated blows

He pounded on the table.

Poundverb

To move along heavily and noisily

The children pounded up the stairs.

Poundverb

To pulsate rapidly and heavily; throb

My heart pounded.

Poundverb

To move or work laboriously

a ship that pounded through heavy seas.

Poundverb

To confine (an animal) in a pound.

Poundnoun

A unit of mass equal to 16 avoirdupois ounces (= 453.592 37 g). Today this value is the most common meaning of "pound" as a unit of weight.

Poundnoun

A unit of mass equal to 12 troy ounces (≈ 373.242 g). Today, this is a common unit of weight when measuring precious metals, and is little used elsewhere.

Poundnoun

(US) The symbol # (octothorpe, hash)

Poundnoun

The unit of currency used in the United Kingdom and its dependencies. It is divided into 100 pence.

Poundnoun

Any of various units of currency used in Egypt and Lebanon, and formerly in the Republic of Ireland, Cyprus and Israel.

Poundnoun

Any of various units of currency formerly used in the United States.

the Rhode Island pound; the New Hampshire pound

Poundnoun

Abbreviation for pound-force, a unit of force/weight. Using this abbreviation to describe pound-force is inaccurate and unscientific.

Poundnoun

A place for the detention of stray or wandering animals. An animal shelter.

Poundnoun

(by metonymy) The people who work for the pound

Poundnoun

A place for the detention of automobiles that have been illegally parked, abandoned, etc. Short form of impound.

Beverly Hills Cop, Paramount Pictures, 1984:

Poundnoun

A section of a canal between two adjacent locks.

Poundnoun

A kind of fishing net, having a large enclosure with a narrow entrance into which fish are directed by wings spreading outward.

Poundnoun

A hard blow.

Poundverb

To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.

Poundverb

(transitive) To strike hard, usually repeatedly.

Poundverb

(transitive) To crush to pieces; to pulverize.

Poundverb

To eat or drink very quickly.

You really pounded that beer!

Poundverb

To pitch consistently to a certain location.

The pitcher has been pounding the outside corner all night.

Poundverb

To beat strongly or throb.

As I tiptoed past the sleeping dog, my heart was pounding but I remained silent.My head was pounding.

Poundverb

To penetrate sexually, with vigour.

I was pounding her all night!

Poundverb

To advance heavily with measured steps.

Poundverb

(engineering) To make a jarring noise, as when running.

The engine pounds.

Poundverb

To wager a pound on.

Poundnoun

16 ounces;

he tried to lift 100 pounds

Poundnoun

the basic unit of money in Great Britain; equal to 100 pence

Poundnoun

the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters

Poundnoun

the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters

Poundnoun

the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters

Poundnoun

formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence

Poundnoun

the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters

Poundnoun

the basic unit of money in Cyprus; equal to 100 cents

Poundnoun

a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec

Poundnoun

United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)

Poundnoun

a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs;

unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound

Poundnoun

the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows);

the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guardthe pounding of feet on the hallway

Poundverb

hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument;

the salesman pounded the door knockera bible-thumping Southern Baptist

Poundverb

strike or drive against with a heavy impact;

ram the gate with a sledgehammerpound on the door

Poundverb

move heavily or clumsily;

The heavy man lumbered across the room

Poundverb

move rhythmically;

Her heart was beating fast

Poundverb

partition off into compartments;

The locks pound the water of the canal

Poundverb

shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits;

The prisoners are safely pounded

Poundverb

place or shut up in a pound;

pound the cows so they don't stray

Poundverb

break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle;

pound the roots with a heavy flat stone