2 (def 7).
noun 1. a symbol (£) for “pound” or “pounds” as a monetary unit of the United Kingdom. 2. a symbol (#) for “pound” or “pounds” as a unit of weight or mass: 20# bond paper stock. 3. the symbol (#) used for various purposes.
- Pound something out
verb phrase To work hard at a keyboard: pounds out the great American novel at night
noun 1. 2 (def 3). noun 1. the official name for the standard monetary unit of the United Kingdom See pound3 (sense 5)
- Pound the books
verb phrase To study hard; hit the books (1935+ Students)