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

One placard urged politicians and priests to account for their own sins. The Economist, "Poland’s conservatives are pushing one of Europe’s toughest abortion laws," 5 Apr. 2018 Bump's office recommended to the RMV that people with permanent disability placards be required to reapply every five years. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Massachusetts RMV handed out nearly 2,000 licenses to dead people, audit finds," 6 Sep. 2018 Counselors chatted with them about simple medical needs and offered them English placards to help the Spanish-only speaker navigate the United States. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "Small Texas border city finds itself in spotlight amid immigrant children separations," 21 June 2018 Thousands crowded onto the streets of Lima donned in Peru's national colors with placards and banners protesting Guerrero's innocence. Henry Young, CNN, "Paolo Guerrero's shattered World Cup dream prompts calls for anti-doping reform," 22 May 2018 The mass games involve tens of thousands of people holding up placards or dancing in precise unison and are intended to be a display of national unity. Eric Talmadge, Fox News, "N. Korea stages huge parade, holds back on advanced missiles," 9 Sep. 2018 Before the days of history books and museum placards, families shared stories and tales of their ancestors verbally. The Seattle Times, "Create an oral history to share your family’s experience," 23 Oct. 2018 Get a primer on how Georgian wine is made at the region’s best wine museum with life-size mannequins, detailed placards, and a collection of farm tools that Fred Flintstone might call avant-garde. Benjamin Kemper, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Guide to Georgian Wine Country," 5 Sep. 2018 But as Marine One thundered into the London sky later that evening, gathered below were several hundred protesters armed with pots, pans, drums, horns, whistles, megaphones and placards daubed with messages of varying profanity. Alexander Smith /, NBC News, "Trump in Britain: President faces dozens of protests across U.K.," 13 July 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

place

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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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