Pound (mass)

A pound (usually abbreviated as lb, plural lbs) is a unit used to measure the mass (that is, the weight) of something. It is used in the imperial system and the United States customary system. There are a number of different definitions. The most commonly used definitions band today is the international avoirdupois pound. This is equal to 0.45359237 kilograms, and is divided into 16 avoirdupois ounces.[1]

Avoirdupois pound

The avoirdupois pound (abbreviation lb., plural lbs.) is the most common unit. This type is used for all purposes except the uses of the troy pound. Most people from the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Liberia and Burma use this as their standard measure of their personal mass.

Units Grains Drachms Ounces Pounds Stones Quarters Short Hundredweights (Centals) Long Hundredweights Short Tons Long Tons Metric Value
Avoirdupois pound 7,000 256 16 1 114 128 1100 1120 12,000 12,400 453.59237 Grammes
Other Languages
Afrikaans: Pond (eenheid)
العربية: رطل
български: Фунт
Boarisch: Pfund
bosanski: Funta
Чӑвашла: Кĕренке
Deutsch: Pfund
English: Pound (mass)
Esperanto: Funto
føroyskt: Pund (vekteind)
galego: Libra (masa)
հայերեն: Ֆունտ
hrvatski: Funta
Bahasa Indonesia: Pon (satuan)
italiano: Libbra
עברית: ליברה
Kiswahili: Ratili
Kreyòl ayisyen: Liv (mezi)
Lëtzebuergesch: Pond
lietuvių: Svaras
македонски: Фунта (единица)
Bahasa Melayu: Paun (jisim)
Nederlands: Pond (massa)
Nordfriisk: Pünj
norsk nynorsk: Pund
occitan: Liura (pes)
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Funt
Patois: Pong
Piemontèis: Lira
Plattdüütsch: Pund
polski: Funt (masa)
português: Libra (massa)
Ripoarisch: Pongk
română: Livră
Scots: Pund
slovenčina: Libra (hmotnosť)
slovenščina: Funt (mera)
српски / srpski: Фунта (маса)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Funta (masa)
suomi: Pauna
தமிழ்: இறாத்தல்
اردو: رطل
Tiếng Việt: Pound (khối lượng)
Winaray: Libra
ייִדיש: פונט