pound sign

noun

Definition of pound sign

1 : the symbol £
2 : the symbol #

Examples of pound sign in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 24 Apr. 2018 Now the social media company is witnessing the power of the pound sign firsthand. Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2017 Now the social media company is witnessing the power of the pound sign firsthand. Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2017 Now the social media company is witnessing the power of the pound sign firsthand. Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2017 Now the social media company is witnessing the power of the pound sign firsthand. Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2017 Now the social media company is witnessing the power of the pound sign firsthand. Samantha Masunaga, latimes.com, 13 Oct. 2017 Now the social media company is witnessing the power of the pound sign firsthand. Samantha Masunaga, latimes.com, 13 Oct. 2017 Now the social media company is witnessing the power of the pound sign firsthand. Samantha Masunaga, latimes.com, 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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The first known use of pound sign was in 1895

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“Pound sign.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pound%20sign. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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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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