Definition of Pounding

1. Noun. Repeated heavy blows.

Exact synonyms: Buffeting
Generic synonyms: Blow, Bump

2. Noun. An instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart). "He felt a throbbing in his head"
Exact synonyms: Throb, Throbbing
Generic synonyms: Beat, Heartbeat, Pulsation, Pulse
Derivative terms: Pound, Throb, Throb, Throb

3. Noun. The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows). "The pounding of feet on the hallway"
Exact synonyms: Hammer, Hammering, Pound
Generic synonyms: Blow
Derivative terms: Hammer, Pound, Pound, Pound, Pound

Definition of Pounding

1. n. The act of beating, bruising, or breaking up; a beating.

Definition of Pounding

1. Verb. (present participle of pound) ¹

2. Noun. An act in which something or someone is pounded ¹

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Definition of Pounding

1. pound [v] - See also: pound

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pounding

pound signs
pound sterling
pound the pavement
pound the table
pound up
pounding (current term)
pounds per square inch

Literary usage of Pounding

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

1. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"If the journal-boxes are very slack, the pounding may be so violent as to cause heating of the journal and boxes by the succession of blows they receive; ..."

2. The Statutes at Large of South Carolina by South Carolina, Thomas Cooper, David James McCord (1839)
"... at a great expense of lime and labour, in- Preamble, vented and discovered an engine for the better and more expeditious beating and pounding of rice, ..."

3. The World's Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia of the Classic Wit and Humor of by Lionel Strachey (1906)
"Music-pounding THE old Master was talking about a concert he had been to hear. ... I have been to hear some music-pounding. It was a young woman, ..."

4. Antiquities of the Mesa Verde National Park, Cliff Palace by Jesse Walter Fewkes (1911)
"pounding STONES Anyone who will examine the amount of stone-cutting necessary ... A number of the pounding stones (pl. 22, «) with which this work was done ..."

5. Natural History of Man: Being an Account of the Manners and Customs of the by John George Wood (1874)
"WOMEN pounding CORN. When the corn is ripe, the women take possession of it, ... Grinding, or rather pounding the grain, also falls to the lot of the women, ..."

6. A Cyclopædic Dictionary of the Mang'anja Language Spoken in British Central by David Clement Ruffelle Scott (1892)
"... find the pounding of the grain of that neighbour of ours very difficult. After pounding it becomes ..."

7. The Past in the Present: What is Civilization? by Arthur Mitchell (1881)
"pounding-stone from East ... 97, and no one can detect a difference between it and the pounding-stones which are often discovered in the exploration of ..."

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