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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pounding, buffetingnoun

    repeated heavy blows

  2. throb, throbbing, poundingnoun

    an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)

    "he felt a throbbing in his head"

  3. hammer, pound, hammering, poundingnoun

    the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)

    "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"


  1. poundingnoun

    An act in which something or someone is pounded


  1. Pounding

    Pounding is a ritual in Christianity in which a new priest or minister is given gifts by members of the congregation of that church at which he is assigned to preach. The practice can be traced back to at least the 19th century, when communicants of a church visited the parsonage and dropped off a pound of an item, such as "coffee, sugar, flour or honey." When dropping off items to help the new clergyman out, congregants would spend time with him, also getting to know his family in cases of Christian denominations that permit married clerics. The practice of pounding takes place across Christendom, in the countries of Africa as well as those of North America. It is done throughout many Christian denominations, including the Methodist, United Brethren, and Quaker traditions, among others.


  1. pounding

    Pounding generally refers to striking or hitting something repeatedly and with force. It can also refer to the heavy and loud beating sound associated with this action, such as a pounding heartbeat or the pounding of a drum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pounding

    of Pound

  2. Poundingnoun

    the act of beating, bruising, or breaking up; a beating

  3. Poundingnoun

    a pounded or pulverized substance

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pounding in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pounding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of pounding in a Sentence

  1. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection, even though it consists in nothing more than the pounding of an old piano, is what alone gives meaning to our life on this unavailing star.

  2. Scott Applewhite -RRB- Feinstein:

    It’s one thing to talk about human rights here. It’s another to walk in to Yin Tai and Zhongnanhai and talk about it with the president of China, pounding the desk here isn’t going to make China change. China is changing. And it’s the Western influence in China that’s helping the change.

  3. Susan Tierney:

    It may give a lift to opponents who feel emboldened to keep pounding on things and it may chill some developers who might otherwise really want to do it.

  4. Mark Zandi:

    It's almost as if my reputation is dependent on me getting that number right, my heart is pounding before the report comes out. It's really bizarre.

  5. Elizabeth Silva:

    I actually became a bit shaky, that type of heart-pounding mad. I shocked that they would knowingly allow children to drink poisoned water.

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