placard

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1plac·ard

noun \ˈpla-kərd, -ˌkärd\

: a large notice or sign put up in a public place or carried by people

Full Definition of PLACARD

1
:  a notice posted in a public place :  poster
2
:  a small card or metal plaque

Examples of PLACARD

  1. The placard on the door says that the church was built in the late 1600s.
  2. <a placard announcing a campaign rally at the downtown plaza>

Origin of PLACARD

Middle English placquart formal document, from Middle French placard, from plaquer to make adhere, plate — more at plaque
First Known Use: 1560

2plac·ard

verb \-ˌkärd, -kərd\

Definition of PLACARD

transitive verb
1
a :  to cover with or as if with posters
b :  to post in a public place
2
:  to announce by or as if by posting

Examples of PLACARD

  1. <placarded the poster about the upcoming play to the bulletin board>
  2. <placarded the news about the planned construction project all over the neighborhood>

First Known Use of PLACARD

1813

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