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placard

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noun plac·ard \ˈpla-kərd, -ˌkärd\

Definition of placard

  1. 1 :  a notice posted in a public place :  poster

  2. 2 :  a small card or metal plaque

Examples of placard in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of placard from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of placard

Middle English placquart formal document, from Middle French placard, from plaquer to make adhere, plate — more at plaque


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verb plac·ard \ˈpla-ˌkärd, -kərd\

Definition of placard

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to cover with or as if with postersb :  to post in a public place

  3. 2 :  to announce by or as if by posting

Examples of placard in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of placard from the Web

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First Known Use of placard

circa 1713


PLACARD Defined for English Language Learners

placard

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Definition of placard for English Language Learners

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


PLACARD Defined for Kids

placard

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noun plac·ard \ˈpla-kərd, -ˌkärd\

Definition of placard for Students

  1. :  a large notice or poster for announcing or advertising something



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