American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A unit of weight varying in different countries of Asia from 11.2 to 37.4 kilograms (24.8 to 82.6 pounds) avoirdupois, the latter being the official maund in India.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A basket or hamper.
- See mand.
- To beg.
- n. In the East Indies, a unit of weight. The legal maund of India, called the Bodtish maund or bazaar-maund, is 100 pounds troy or
pounds avoirdupois. The Calcutta factory-maund is pounds avoirdupois. In Madras the maund is 24 pounds 11 ounces, in Bombay 28 pounds avoirdupois. Many other maunds are in use.
- n. A wicker basket.
- n. A unit of capacity with various specific local values.
- n. archaic A unit of weight in southern and western Asia, whose value varied widely by location. Two maunds made one chest of opium in East India. One maund equalled 136 pounds of opium in Turkey.
- n. archaic begging
- v. archaic to beg
- v. obsolete To mutter; to mumble or speak incoherently; to maunder.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A hand basket.
- n. An East Indian weight, varying in different localities from 25 to about 82 pounds avoirdupois.
- v. obsolete To beg.
- v. To mutter; to mumble; to grumble; to speak indistinctly or disconnectedly; to talk incoherently.
- n. a unit of weight used in Asia; has different values in different countries
- Unclear, but possibly from French mendier or quémander, "to beg". Compare Romani mang, "to beg". (Wiktionary)
- Hindi mān, from Sanskrit mānam, measure, from mimīte, mā-, he measures; see mē-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“One official Kabuli maund equaled 4 seers and 14.5 chittacks British Indian standard weight, and a tabrizi kharwar equaled 12 maunds, 10 seers, and 10 chittacks British Indian standard weight. back”
“They valued their export business at 30,000 maunds per year which, at 95 pounds to a maund, comes to two million seven hundred thousand pounds.”
“In the official tabrizi state weight scheme 2.5 chittacks equaled 1 maund and 100 maunds equaled one kharwar.”
“The system of weight used by ordinary consumers in retail settings, in at least Jalalabad and Laghman, worked with 1 charak equal to 16 khurds, 4 charaks equal to 1 seer or dhari, 8 seers equal to 1 maund, 10 maunds equal to 1 kharwar.”
“This year, however, has been an exception on past years in that prices spiked at the start of the harvest and still range between Tk 1,060 and 1,410 a maund despite a bumper harvest while the price bracket in the city markets in May last year were Tk 680-870 per maund.”
“Prices of coarse varieties peaked Tk 1,300 and fine varieties Tk 1,650 per maund in the first week of April.”
“The wholesale price also came down by Tk 15-20 per maund in Kushtia yesterday, he said noting that prices there have been decreasing for the last two days.”
“Tk 20 down per maund in 24 hours: Significant price fall in wholesale rice price | GroundReport”
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“Rice prices in the city's wholesale markets dropped by Tk 20 per maund in 24 hours till 5: 00pm yesterday.”
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