[ mawnd ]

  1. a unit of weight in India and other parts of Asia, varying greatly according to locality: in India, from about 25 to 82.286 pounds (11 to 37.4 kilograms) (the latter being the government maund).

Origin of maund

1575–85; <Hindi mān<Sanskrit māna

Words Nearby maund Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use maund in a sentence

  • There being 40 Bengl sers to the man, Bburs word mnbn seems to be another name for the man or maund.

    The Bbur-nma in English | Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • Mrs maund has enabled me to quote from a striking article by her late husband.

  • An elephant can carry a weight of ten or twelve maunds—a maund being equal to eighty pounds.

    Life in an Indian Outpost | Gordon Casserly
  • If horses were to eat in the same ratio they would require at least a maund of oats per diem to keep them in health!

    Glimpses of Indian Birds | Douglas Dewar
  • If seuerall sorts of apples be packt in one maund or basket, then betweene euery sort, lay sweet strawe of a pretty thicknesse.

    A New Orchard And Garden | William Lawson

British Dictionary definitions for maund


/ (mɔːnd) /

  1. a unit of weight used in Asia, esp India, having different values in different localities. A common value in India is 82 pounds or 37 kilograms

Origin of maund

C17: from Hindi man, from Sanskrit manā

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