'pound' can also refer to...

Dogg Food (Tha Dogg Pound album)

Ezra Pound (1885—1972) poet

Ezra Pound's The Pisan Cantos


German pound cake

green pound

James Pound (1669—1724) astronomer

James Pounder Whitney (1857—1939) ecclesiastical historian

John Pounds (1766—1839) cobbler and ragged-school teacher

Louise Pound (1872—1958)



pound cake

pound cost averaging

A Pound of Saffron



Roscoe Pound (1870—1964)

Selling England By The Pound (Genesis album)

Sir Dudley Pickman Rogers Pound (1877—1943) naval officer


Tha Dogg Pound

William Pound (1807—1881) headmaster and religious writer


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1 (£) The standard monetary unit of the UK, divided into 100 pence. It dates back to the 8th century ad when Offa, King of Mercia, coined 240 pennyweights of silver from 1 pound of silver. When sterling was decimalized in 1971 it was divided into 100 newly defined pence. The pound is also the currency unit of the Falkland Islands (Fk£), Gibraltar (Gib£), the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. See also punt.

2 The standard monetary unit of Egypt (LE), Lebanon (LL), and Syria (LS), divided into 100 piastres.

3 (£C) Formerly, the standard monetary unit of Cyprus, divided into 100 cents. Cyprus adopted the euro in 2008.

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