**Pounds to ounces** conversion factors are listed below (for both avoirdupois and troy system of weights). To find out how many ounces in a pound, multiply by the conversion factors or instead, use the converter if the conversion is from avoirdupois pound. **If scroll down**, you may also create and print your own custom conversion table create your table.

**1 Pound = 16 Ounces**

**1 Troy Pound = 12 Troy Ounces**

For example, to find out how many ounces there are in a quarter (1/4) pound (lbs), multiply the pound value by the conversion factor, (1/4) * 16 = 4 ounces.

**Pound** is a unit of mass in U.S customary, imperial and other different measurement systems including the historical ones (Romans called it "libra" and that's why it's abbreviated as "**lb**" and "**lbs**" today). After the metric system is accepted in many countries, it's replaced with "kilogram" but it's still one of the most common weight units in US, UK, Canada and a few other countries.

**Ounce** is used as a unit of mass in imperial and U.S. customary measurement systems. There are 16 ounces in a pound and 12 troy ounces in a troy pound. The abbreviation is "**oz**".