Definition of British pound

1. Noun. The basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence.

Exact synonyms: British Pound Sterling, Pound, Pound Sterling, Quid
Generic synonyms: British Monetary Unit
Terms within: Penny

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Lexicographical Neighbors of British Pound

British Summer Time
British Thermal Unit
British Virgin Islander
British Virgin Islands
British West Indies
British anti-Lewisite
British bulldog
British capacity unit
British capital
British empiricism
British gum
British invasion
British monetary unit
British overseas territory
British people
British pound (current term)
British racing green
British racing greens
British shilling
British spelling
British spellings
British system
British thermal unit
British thermal units

Literary usage of British pound

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The elements of political economy by Henry Dunning Macleod (1858)
"And thus it became the British pound. When persons ask, What is a pound? The answer is very simple, it is 5 dwts. 3.274 grains of gold, 02 carats fine, ..."

2. Chemical Handicraft: A Classified and Descriptive Catalogue of Chemical by John Joseph Griffin (1877)
"... RELATION OP THE KILOGRAMME то THE British pound, AND OF THE LITRE то THE PINT. 2676. According to the Act of Parliament, passed in the year 1864, ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1907)
"And that there was some other such named unit weighing э1,, of this ' British pound ' (298-1 grains) seems at least suggested by the markings on Nos. ..."

4. Modern Foreign Exchange: Monetary Systems, Intrinsic Equivalents and by V. Gonzales (1920)
"It is used in Egypt exclusively and contains 7.4375 grammes of fine GOLD. It is equivalent, in American money, to.. .$4.94 m 2. The British pound STERLING ..."

5. Lectures on Commerce Delivered Before the College of Commece and by Henry Rand Hatfield (1904)
"In Oceanica, the islands of Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, and a portion of Borneo use the British pound sterling by reason of being British colonies; ..."

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