name·​plate | \ ˈnām-ˌplāt How to pronounce nameplate (audio) \

Definition of nameplate

: something (such as a plate or plaque) bearing a name (as of a resident or manufacturer)

Examples of nameplate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company has offered hybrid versions in years past as well, though for the previous generation Honda moved the hybrid model that used the basic Civic design to its own nameplate, Insight. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "Honda unveils its new Civic on Twitch to attract younger buyers," 17 Nov. 2020 More than two decades have passed since Land Rover offered its archetypal nameplate in the U.S. David Beard, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 SE Refines an Off-Road Icon," 26 Oct. 2020 Louis Silverstein, the paper’s promotion art director at the time, was given the task of revisiting the nameplate, which had been tweaked over the previous century but remained a distinctive calling card. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Ed Benguiat, a Master of Typography, Is Dead at 92," 16 Oct. 2020 While those companies are making space in factories and showrooms for SUVs some consumers will recognize -- the Ford Bronco, Chevrolet Blazer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer -- VW eschewed the Beetle for an entirely new nameplate. Craig Trudell,, "VW Crushed the Iconic Beetle to Make Room for This Small SUV," 13 Oct. 2020 Kerr contrasts the release of the new Grand Wagoneer with the rebirth of another storied SUV nameplate. Car and Driver, "The Grand Wagoneer's Longtime Fans Weigh in on the Future," 4 Oct. 2020 Iacopelli had designed a handful of car badges, when in May 2019, four years into her tenure, she was chosen to work on one of GM's most important new projects — the revival of the Hummer nameplate. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "She's designing some of GM's most important vehicle logos," 7 Aug. 2020 The Maxima is the longest continuously running Nissan nameplate in the United States. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, "2021 Nissan Maxima Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Limited Model," 22 Sep. 2020 Mama or not, the necklace's groovy script is a retro spin on the classic nameplate trend—and, while the necklace was made exclusively for Gigi Hadid, there are plenty of similar styles worth adding to cart. Michella Oré, Glamour, "Gigi Hadid Wore the Cutest ‘Mama’ Necklace After Giving Birth to Her Daughter," 1 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of nameplate

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nameplate was circa 1858

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“Nameplate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of nameplate

: a metal or plastic sign that is attached to a door or wall and that shows the name of the person, group, or company that lives or works there

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