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 Guests can play dress-up in her opening-credits tutu and Manolo Blahniks and nameplate necklaces, and they'll also be treated to a full styling session and photo shoot. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 Nov. 2021 There are currently no plans to electrify the brand’s most iconic nameplate before the end of the decade. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 23 Sep. 2021 But now an interview with Acura Vice President and Brand Officer Jon Ikeda in The Drive has revealed that the NSX will have a future beyond 2022, and that the iconic nameplate will likely return on an electric vehicle. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 23 Aug. 2021 There will also be a nameplate challenge to celebrate the launch of the Disney Plus Hawkeye series. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 Enter the Re-Edition handbags; the two most popular styles being the Re-Edition 2000 and the Re-Edition 2005, sportif satchels with little adornment save for the upside-down Prada triangle nameplate. Vogue, 4 Nov. 2021 There’s been some consternation about its overlap with the Sián, with some accusing the marque of trading on the nameplate’s reputation to make money. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 1 Nov. 2021 Now nameplate is a tribute to the 1951 CBS News series hosted by TV journalism legend Edward R. Murrow. Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2021 The move comes more than 30 years after the Passat nameplate made its debut in the U.S. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, 19 July 2021

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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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23 Nov 2021

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“Nameplate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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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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