- (in native usage) 500 grams, half a kilogram
- (referring to the anglophone world) any of the units of mass or currency called "pound"
- (colloquial, soccer) a hard shot at the goal
In older usage, units of measure were followed by a partitive genitive: ein Pfund Zuckers – a pound of sugar, ein Pfund (des) besten Zuckers – a pound of the best sugar. Today it is more common to use the following noun as an apposition, thus in the same case in which the unit of measure stands itself: ein Pfund bester Zucker (nominative), einem Pfund bestem Zucker (dative), ein Pfund besten Zucker (accusative).