placard

noun
plac·​ard | \ˈpla-kərd, -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, -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

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 Supporters of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak hold placards in front of the Kuala Lumpur High Court. Yantoultra Ngui, WSJ, "Najib’s Day in Court: Former Malaysian Leader Posts Bail in 1MDB Corruption Case," 4 July 2018 Someone stole a handicap placard hanging from the rear view mirror in a vehicle parked in the 1800 block of Pfingsten Road on May 23, police said. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, "Police: Rented Ford Explorer not returned to Glenview dealership," 5 June 2018 The lack of specificity reminds me of the blank space placards held at protests, each article leaving room for the next dumpster-diving homeless man shot and killed. Sadia Hassan, Longreads, "Silence is a Lonely Country: A Prayer in Twelve Parts," 13 July 2018 Even there, there may be no escape from the placards. The Economist, "Donald Trump is greeted by protests across Britain," 13 July 2018 Sinnott’s law would implement a universal sign system for people with mobility issues, with emergency placards affixed near their front doors. Lizzie Johnson, SFChronicle.com, "Regret haunts Wine Country fire hero: ‘I’ve never cried this much’," 13 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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

placard

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, -ˌkärd\

Kids Definition of placard

: a large notice or poster for announcing or advertising something

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