impound etymology

English word impound comes from English in-, English pound

Detailed word origin of impound

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
in- English (eng) In, into (non-productive) Added to adjectives to mean not. (non-productive) Added to nouns to mean lacking or without. (non-productive) Used with certain words to reverse their meaning In, into, towards, within.
pound English (eng) (US) The symbol # (octothorpe, hash). A unit of mass equal to 12 troy ounces (≈ 373.242 g). Today, this is a common unit of weight when measuring precious metals, and is little used elsewhere.. A unit of mass equal to 16 avoirdupois ounces (= 453.592 37 g). Today this value is the most common meaning of "pound" as a unit of weight.. Abbreviation for pound-force, a unit of force/weight. Using [...]
impound English (eng) (transitive) to hold back (for example water by a dam). (transitive) to shut up or place in an enclosure called a pound. (transitive, law) to hold in the custody of a court or its delegate. (transitive, law, banking) to collect and hold (funds) for payment of property taxes and insurance on property in which one has a security interest (law, banking) amounts collected from a debtor and held [...]

Words with the same origin as impound

Descendants of in-
immoral inappropriate inaudible incapable incomprehensible indispensable inexperienced informal informed inhuman inland insecure insensitive insignificant inspector invalid invaluable irrelevant irresistible irresponsible
Descendants of pound
kip pond