pound sign - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pound sign”

See all translations

pound sign

noun [C]  us   /ˈpɑʊnd ˌsɑɪn/

pound sign noun [C] (TELEPHONE KEY)

the symbol # on a telephone or computer key: Enter your Social Security number, then press the pound sign.

pound sign noun [C] (MONEY)

the symbol £, which is put in front of amounts of money in pounds
Translations of “pound sign”
in Chinese (Traditional) 英鎊符號…
in Chinese (Simplified) 英镑符号…
(Definition of pound sign from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pound sign?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “pound sign” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

extra time

a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More