Meaning of “pound sign” in the English Dictionary

"pound sign" in American English

See all translations

pound signnoun [ 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

(Definition of “pound sign” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Need a translator?

Translator tool

Get a quick, free translation!