Placard definition

plăkärd, -ərd
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The definition of a placard is a sign with information, or a small plaque.

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.

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A notice for display in a public place; poster.
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A small card or plaque.
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A sign or notice for display in a public place.
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To display as a placard.
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To place placards on or in.
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To post placards on or in.
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To display as a placard.
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To affix a placard to.
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To announce with placards.

To placard a sale.

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A small card or plaque, such as a nameplate on a door.
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To announce or advertise by means of placards.
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To advertise or give notice of by means of placards.
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To set up placards.
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A sheet of paper or cardboard with a written or printed announcement on one side for display in a public place.
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(historical) A kind of stomacher, often adorned with jewels, worn in the fifteenth century and later.
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(historical) An extra plate on the lower part of the breastplate or backplate of armour.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
placard
Plural:
placards

Origin of placard

  • Middle English official document from Old French from plaquier to plaster, piece together from Middle Dutch placken to patch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English placquert, 'official document,' from Middle French placquier, 'to plate'. Cognate of 'plaque' (1560)

    From Wiktionary