(noun, verb)


1. A place in which things are impounded.

2. A state of being impounded.

3. That which has been impounded.

4. (law, banking) Amounts collected from a debtor and held by one with a security interest in property for payment of property taxes and insurance.


1. take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

- The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment

Similar word(s): attach, confiscate, seize, sequester

Definition categories: possession, take

2. place or shut up in a pound

Similar word(s): pound

Definition categories: contact, confine, constrain, hold, restrain

Sentences with impound as a verb:

- His car got impounded after he'd parked illegally.

- to impound stray cattle; to impound a document for safe keeping.