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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poodnoun

    a Russian unit of weight equal to approximately 36 pounds


  1. poodnoun

    An obsolete Russian unit of mass, equal to 40 Russian funt, or about 16.38 kg (approximately 36.11 pounds)

  2. poodnoun

    A Russian unit of mass used for kettlebells, now rounded off to 16 kg (about 35.274 pounds)

  3. Etymology: пуд.


  1. POOD

    The principle of orthogonal design (abbreviated POOD) was developed by database researchers David McGoveran and Christopher J. Date in the early 1990s, and first published "A New Database Design Principle" in the July 1994 issue of Database Programming and Design and reprinted several times. It is the second of the two principles of database design, which seek to prevent databases from being too complicated or redundant, the first principle being the principle of full normalization (POFN). Simply put, it says that no two relations in a relational database should be defined in such a way that they can represent the same facts. As with database normalization, POOD serves to eliminate uncontrolled storage redundancy and expressive ambiguity, especially useful for applying updates to virtual relations (e.g., view (database)). Although simple in concept, POOD is frequently misunderstood and the formal expression of POOD continues to be refined. The principle is a restatement of the requirement that a database is a minimum cover set of the relational algebra. The relational algebra allows data duplication in the relations that are the elements of the algebra. One of the efficiency requirements of a database is that there be no data duplication. This requirement is met by the minimum cover set of the relational algebra.


  1. pood

    A pood is a unit of mass used in Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine, with an approximate equivalent of 16.38 kilograms or 36.11 pounds. It was historically used to measure weight of grains and other commodities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poodnoun

    a Russian weight, equal to forty Russian pounds or about thirty-six English pounds avoirdupois

  2. Etymology: [Russ. pud'.]


  1. Pood

    Pood, is a unit of mass equal to 40 funt. It is approximately 16.38 kilograms. It was used in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. Pood was first mentioned in a number of documents of the 12th century. Unlike funt, which came at least in the 14th century from Middle High German: phunt, Old Russian: пудъ pud is a much older borrowing from Old Norse: pund which in turn came through the mediation of Old English: pund from Latin: pondus "weight". Together with other units of weight of the Imperial Russian weight measurement system, pood was officially abolished by the USSR in 1924. However, the term remained in widespread use at least until the 1940s. In his 1953 short story 'Matryonas Home' Alexander Solzhenitsyn presents the pood as still in use amongst the Khrushchev era Soviet peasants. This is to illustrate the widening gap between the urban and rural populations in the post-war Soviet era. Its usage is preserved in modern Russian in certain specific cases, e.g., in reference to sports weights, such as traditional Russian kettlebells, cast in multiples and fractions of 16 kg. For example, a 24 kg kettlebell is commonly referred to as "one-and-half pood kettlebell". It is also sometimes used when reporting the amounts of bulk agricultural production, such as grains or potatoes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pood

    pōōd, n. a Russian weight, 36 lb. avoirdupois.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pood

    A Russian commercial weight, equal to 36 lbs. English.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pood in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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