placard

1 of 2

noun

plac·​ard ˈpla-kərd How to pronounce placard (audio)
-ˌkärd
1
: a notice posted in a public place : poster
2
: a small card or metal plaque

placard

2 of 2

verb

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

transitive verb

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

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
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
In contrast, a green placard means a restaurant passed the inspection. Jacqueline Pinedo, Sacramento Bee, 5 Apr. 2024 There was music and dancing at the Brandenburg Gate in central Berlin, where attendees waved placards and blew clouds of smoke into the air. Jack Guy, CNN, 1 Apr. 2024 In London, a line stretched roughly a mile from the Russian embassy, with some people holding placards condemning Putin and the war, and blasting protest songs at the embassy building. Patrick Reevell, ABC News, 18 Mar. 2024 At a Publix pharmacy in Chattanooga, Tenn., a Narcan display sat on the pharmacy counter, but it was nearly obscured by placards and pamphlets. Sara G. Miller, NBC News, 11 Mar. 2024 The use of flags or placards as a means of advertising is strictly prohibited. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 21 Mar. 2024 This year's festival aims to support Humboldt Park Friends through funding projects to restore educational placards and the shoreline of the Humboldt Park Pond. Alex Groth, Journal Sentinel, 13 Mar. 2024 Bearing flowers, candles and placards, the crowd chanted Navalny’s name as his body was first delivered to a church in southern Moscow for a brief funeral and then to a nearby cemetery. NBC News, 1 Mar. 2024 Throughout the church were hanging placards of King's quotes. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 16 Jan. 2024
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, 21 Feb. 2019 The order said that the property might be placarded with warning signs if the issues were not remediated. cleveland.com, 18 May 2017

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

First Known Use

Noun

1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1713, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Time Traveler
The first known use of placard was in 1560

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Cite this Entry

“Placard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/placard. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

placard

1 of 2 noun
plac·​ard ˈplak-ərd How to pronounce placard (audio)
-ˌärd
: a notice posted in a public place : poster

placard

2 of 2 verb
plac·​ard ˈplak-ˌärd How to pronounce placard (audio)
-ərd
1
: to post in a public place
2
: to announce by or as if by posting

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