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

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 Hang some of your kid's artwork; hell, even frame a diploma, instead of relying on a cheap faux-driftwood placard to declare it to your houseguests. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Please Don't Hang Signs With Dumb Phrases in Your Home," 15 Apr. 2019 The city’s ultimate goal is to transfer everything to its digital placard enforcement, using license plates. Katie Honan, WSJ, "New York City to Crack Down on Abuse of Parking Privileges," 21 Feb. 2019 Placing placards on homes is a way to protect children under age 6 and pregnant women, according to a city news release. Justin Madden, cleveland.com, "Cleveland officials to place signs on homes with lead hazards starting April 2," 26 Mar. 2018 Some protesters carried placards criticising the European Union for not pressuring Madrid. Jacob Mcadams, Houston Chronicle, "El Burrito shows support for Tarkington teen facing a medical crisis," 24 June 2018 Most were middle class and secular, some holding placards with one hand and dogs on leashes with the other. Matthew Campbell, Bloomberg.com, "Benjamin Netanyahu Could Be Heading for a Fifth Term. Or to Court," 14 June 2018 Buy Photo Chef-restaurateur Michael Schulson, who has been on a tear lately with growth, is behind an orange liquor-license placard that went up last week on the 1700 block of Locust Street, next to the rear of Stephen Starr’s Parc. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Michael Schulson to open a Rittenhouse restaurant next to Parc," 11 June 2018 Some of the benches will have special placards with a question or statement to be answered via # CHIMEinAKRON on social media platforms. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter, cleveland.com, "Knight Cities Challenge winner @PLAY asks North Akron residents to #CHIMEinAKRON (photos)," 29 Mar. 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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Dictionary Entries near placard

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placable

placableness

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placate

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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