placard[plak′ärd; -ərd; for v., also plə kärd′]
- An example of a placard is a poster outside of a cafe advertising the specials.
- An example of a placard is a sign on someone's door with their name and title.
- a notice for display in a public place; poster
- a small card or plaque
Origin of placardLate Middle English placquart ; from Middle French plackart ; from Middle Dutch placke, piece, spot, patch
- to place placards on or in
- to advertise or give notice of by means of placards
- to display as a placard
- A sign or notice for display in a public place.
- A small card or plaque, such as a nameplate on a door.
transitive verbplac·ard·ed, plac·ard·ing, plac·ards
- To announce or advertise by means of placards.
- To post placards on or in.
- To display as a placard.
Origin of placardMiddle English, official document, from Old French, from plaquier, to plaster, piece together, from Middle Dutch placken, to patch.
- A sheet of paper or cardboard with a written or printed announcement on one side for display in a public place.
- (historical) An extra plate on the lower part of the breastplate or backplate of armour.
- (historical) A kind of stomacher, often adorned with jewels, worn in the fifteenth century and later.
(third-person singular simple present placards, present participle placarding, simple past and past participle placarded)
- To affix a placard to.
- To announce with placards.
- to placard a sale