pound sign

noun

Definition of pound sign 

1 : the symbol £

2 : the symbol #

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Now used as a symbol to identify a group of tweets around the same topic, the hashtag, or pound sign, has a fascinating history, as Ben Panko reported for Smithsonian.com last year. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "Why Researchers Believe These 100,000-Year-Old Etchings Weren’t Symbolic," 24 Apr. 2018 Now the social media company is witnessing the power of the pound sign firsthand. Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times, "BUSINESS NEWS," 15 Oct. 2017 Now the social media company is witnessing the power of the pound sign firsthand. Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times, "BUSINESS NEWS," 15 Oct. 2017 Now the social media company is witnessing the power of the pound sign firsthand. Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times, "BUSINESS NEWS," 15 Oct. 2017 Now the social media company is witnessing the power of the pound sign firsthand. Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times, "BUSINESS NEWS," 15 Oct. 2017 Now the social media company is witnessing the power of the pound sign firsthand. Samantha Masunaga, latimes.com, "#WomenBoycottTwitter to show support for those harassed on the social media platform," 13 Oct. 2017 Now the social media company is witnessing the power of the pound sign firsthand. Samantha Masunaga, latimes.com, "#WomenBoycottTwitter to show support for those harassed on the social media platform," 13 Oct. 2017 Now the social media company is witnessing the power of the pound sign firsthand. Samantha Masunaga, latimes.com, "#WomenBoycottTwitter to show support for those harassed on the social media platform," 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of pound sign

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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pound sign

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pound sign

: the symbol £ that represents the British pound

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