- the unit of measurement of mass and weight adopted in Britain, the United States and other countries of the Commonwealth of Nations(the British Commonwealth). The word pound comes from the Latin (pondus - means weight). Acronym lb
, used to refer to the pound, also comes from the Latin word libra (in translation - scales), which refers to a measure of weight similar to a pound in ancient Rome.
This calculator halps to convert the units of measurement from pounds to the kilograms and vice versa.
Pound, used nowadays in the UK and the USA equals 453.59237 gramms, can be divided into 16 ounces (oz
) or 7000 grains (gr
). There is also another unit of measurement between grain and ounce used in the USA - dram (dr
), there is 16 drams in a single ounce. Dram is not used in the UK.
It's common for the UK to weight a person in stones (st
) and pounds. One stone equals 14 pounds. There is also a unit which is twice much of a stone - quarter (qtr
), that is equal to 28 pounds. Stone and quarter are not used in the USA.
112 pounds equal to the British hundredweight (cwt
) and it's equal to 100 pounds in the US.
) equals to 2240 pounds in the UK and to 2000 pounds in the US. To distinguish the British hudredweight and ton from American they are called long (long ton, long hundredweight) and the American analogues are called short (short ton, short hundredweight).
Troy System is used to measure the weight of the precious metals. The weight of the Troy ounce (ozt
) is 31.1034768 gramms. There are 20 pennyweights or troy drams (dwt
) or 480 grains per troy ounce. Troy pound (lbt
) equals to 12 troy ounces.
For the reverse convertion, you can use the following calculators: