from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A wicker basket.
- n. A unit of capacity with various specific local values.
- n. 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. begging
- v. to beg
- v. To mutter; to mumble or speak incoherently; to maunder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hand basket.
- n. An East Indian weight, varying in different localities from 25 to about 82 pounds avoirdupois.
- intransitive v. To beg.
- intransitive v. To mutter; to mumble; to grumble; to speak indistinctly or disconnectedly; to talk incoherently.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A basket or hamper.
- See mand.
- To beg.
- n. In the East Indies, a unit of weight.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a unit of weight used in Asia; has different values in different countries
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
Tk 20 down per maund in 24 hours: Significant price fall in wholesale rice price by Tina Haider
Rice prices in the city's wholesale markets dropped by Tk 20 per maund in 24 hours till 5: 00pm yesterday.