name·​plate ˈnām-ˌplāt How to pronounce nameplate (audio)
: something (such as a plate or plaque) bearing a name (as of a resident or manufacturer)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web When Acura announced that the Integra nameplate would be returning for the 2023 model year, not everyone was convinced. Brendan Mcaleer, Car and Driver, 1 Mar. 2023 Although its price tag is steep, this power SUV is certainly a great option for those in this market and who don’t want the nameplate of Porsche. Hartford Courant, 11 Feb. 2023 Known for its nameplate pieces, the brand — which counts Rosalía and Bella Hadid as customers — also offers engagement bands and rings. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Feb. 2023 Aside from the Latin nameplate, Giannoulias has put his own signature on the room by putting a number of basketballs on display to show his love for the sport, as a college player and as a pickup basketball buddy to Obama. Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune, 12 Jan. 2023 Each nameplate cannot exceed a certain price threshold depending on whether they are classified either as a passenger car or a light-duty vehicle, such as more expensive SUVs and pickup trucks. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 4 Jan. 2023 The next couple of years were better for the nameplate, but not enough to suggest that the car would become a legend. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 27 Dec. 2022 The discontinuation came more than 30 years after the Passat nameplate made its debut in the nation, USA Today reported last year. Amanda Pérez Pintado, USA TODAY, 27 Nov. 2022 With the series overperforming with the TV Academy and with four previous wins, until proven otherwise, print the nameplate now to save time. Michael Schneider, Variety, 12 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nameplate was circa 1858

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Cite this Entry

“Nameplate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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