placard

noun
plac·​ard | \ ˈpla-kərd How to pronounce placard (audio) , -ˌkärd\

Definition of placard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

placard

verb
plac·​ard | \ ˈpla-ˌkärd How to pronounce placard (audio) , -kərd\
placarded; placarding; placards

Definition of placard (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

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

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Synonyms for placard

Synonyms: Noun

bill, poster

Synonyms: Verb

post

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Examples of placard in a Sentence

Noun

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

Verb

placarded the poster about the upcoming play to the bulletin board placarded the news about the planned construction project all over the neighborhood
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The sticker should be placed on the metal placard in the lower right corner. baltimoresun.com, "Aberdeen: TAPS fundraisers for military families on tap," 5 July 2019 The works were designed and distributed collectively, their amateur bluntness a formal protest against the advertisements and the government placards that represented the establishment. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, "How Posters Became Art," 1 July 2019 But the overall thrust of the classy green placard planted nearby on Route 120 goes to BASIC, not them. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "Forget Old Generals—Highways Can Honor High-Tech," 20 June 2019 His playing partners in the first round, Dustin Johnson and Graeme McDowell, have each won the event, and the USGA has helpfully adorned the names on the placards with outlines of the trophy, as if to remind Mickelson. Michael Rosenberg, SI.com, "Phil Mickelson Can Only Blame Himself for Opening Round at U.S. Open," 13 June 2019 The blue placards represent a nuclear plant operating as planned. Emily Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Chernobyl’s stellar finale makes a case for the show as science fiction," 9 June 2019 Haughery's ties to the White League are not mentioned on the placard near her statue at Margaret Place, nor in most biographical sketches. James Karst, NOLA.com, "Margaret Haughery: Friend of orphans -- and of white supremacist militia," 25 Mar. 2018 Reports in Cambodia media had said some images featured people under the age of 18, but one placard declared the allegation unproven. Washington Post, "Sacked US Embassy guards in Cambodia stage protest," 19 June 2018 Google’s absence was noted by an empty chair with a placard bearing the company’s name. John D. Mckinnon, WSJ, "Google to Accelerate Closure of Google+ Social Network After Finding New Software Bug," 10 Dec. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The city’s Department of Transportation will have a 10-person team to target areas of the city prone to placard abuse, including lower Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn, the mayor said. Katie Honan, WSJ, "New York City to Crack Down on Abuse of Parking Privileges," 21 Feb. 2019 The order said that the property might be placarded with warning signs if the issues were not remediated. cleveland.com, "Legal Aid Society sues Cleveland on behalf of toddler, asks court to make city follow lead poisoning laws," 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of placard

Noun

1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1713, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

History and Etymology for placard

Noun

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

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placable

placableness

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placcate

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placard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of placard

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

placard

noun
plac·​ard | \ ˈpla-kərd How to pronounce placard (audio) , -ˌkärd\

Kids Definition of placard

: a large notice or poster for announcing or advertising something

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