Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Russian unit of weight equivalent to about 16.4 kilograms (36.1 pounds) avoirdupois.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An obsolete Russian unit of mass, equal to 40 Russian funt, or about 16.38 kg (approximately 36.11 pounds)
  • n. A Russian unit of mass used for kettlebells, now rounded off to 16 kg (about 35.274 pounds)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Russian weight, equal to forty Russian pounds or about thirty-six English pounds avoirdupois.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Russian weight, equal to 40 Russian pounds, or 36 pounds a voirdupois.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Russian unit of weight equal to approximately 36 pounds

Etymologies

Russian pud, from Old Norse pund, pound, ultimately from Latin pondō; see pound1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Russian пуд (pud) m.. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (I seem to b repeating this..yet..had my maushis koshambir- first time wt shengdana pood(coarse)+rai pood+ sugar, which is added just when ready to eat!)

    Khaman Kakdi

  • A traditional pood is 16. 38kg (36.11 lbs), though it's rounded to 16 kilos even for exercise weights. randalll

    One morning in a fitness boot camp - Boing Boing

  • Gold here measures every thing: a lady's charms are by weight, "a pood is a good girl, and two or three poods are twice or thrice as good as a wife."

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847

  • [Footnote 10: A "pood" is thirty-six English pounds.]

    From Paris to New York by Land

  • "Actually we have in hand about two million poods (a pood is a little over thirty-six English pounds) of flax, and any quantity of light leather (goat, etc.), but the main districts where we have raw material for ourselves or for export are far away.

    The Crisis in Russia

  • The dalia pood is new n m trying to feel what it might taste like!

    Khaman Kakdi

  • Ebbrehfing he not cud eet he pood on or destroyed sumhow.

    DIS PIZZA - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Welsh political blogs were once more given a positive mention on cutting edge internet TV politics programme 18 Doughty Street, namely this blog "A wonderful Plaid Cymru blogger" and Arsembly, the bitchy gossipy blog by an assembly insider that everybody reads, even though the BBC has poo-pood it as being "unfit for children".

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Some people are suggesting that if a red-green deal is poo-pood next month which won't happen or if it for any other reason breaks down before or after the deal is endorsed, that a rainbow coalition will again be on the cards.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Labour poo-pood Trish Law's idea, and prefer to point out that she voted with the Tories against them on the occasions when she wasn't propping them up.

    Archive 2007-04-01

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  • I always feel better after relieving myself of a pood.

    September 25, 2007

  • It sounds dirty. ;-)

    September 25, 2007

  • A Russian unit of mass.

    Dostoyesvsky, "The Gambler":

    "As I passed through the salons people smiled to see my bulging pockets and unsteady gait, for the weight which I was carrying must have amounted to half a pood!"

    September 25, 2007