One pound is equal to approximately 453.6 grams. Conversely, 1 gram is equal to 0.0022 pounds. The pound is a basic unit of weight in non-scientific instances or mass in scientific circumstances in the imperial system, which is the system primarily used by the United States.
The gram is a unit of mass in the metric system. It takes 1000 grams to make a kilogram, the basic unit of mass in this more widely accepted system. The name of the pound originates from the Latin term "libra pondo," meaning "pound weight." From that Latin term comes the abbreviation for pound, which is "lb."