›› Measurement unit: lbs

Full name: pound

Plural form: pounds

Symbol: lb

Alternate spelling: lbs

Category type: weight

Scale factor: 0.45359237

›› SI unit: kilogram

The SI base unit for mass is the kilogram. The SI derived unit for weight or force is the newton.
1 kilogram is equal to 2.2046226218488 lbs.

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›› Definition: Pound

The pound (abbreviation: lb) is a unit of mass or weight in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. Its size can vary from system to system. The most commonly used pound today is the international avoirdupois pound. The international avoirdupois pound is equal to exactly 453.59237 grams. The definition of the international pound was agreed by the United States and countries of the Commonwealth of Nations in 1958. In the United Kingdom, the use of the international pound was implemented in the Weights and Measures Act 1963. An avoirdupois pound is equal to 16 avoirdupois ounces and to exactly 7,000 grains.

›› Sample conversions: lbs

lbs to qintar [Arab]
lbs to atomic mass unit [1998]
lbs to sack [UK, wool]
lbs to obolos [Ancient Greece]
lbs to yoctogram
lbs to mark [German]
lbs to megadalton
lbs to libra [ancient Rome]
lbs to arroba [Portugal]
lbs to grain