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

At the Kutupalong refugee camp on Sunday, some carried placards and banners reading ‘‘Never again! Julhas Alam, BostonGlobe.com, "Rohingya refugees rally to mark 2nd anniversary of exodus," 25 Aug. 2019 Another change will be loosening rules that for years have prohibited council meeting observers from bringing signs or placards into the chambers advocating a particular position on a subject. San Diego Union-Tribune, "New rules to govern how the Escondido City Council conducts business," 19 July 2019 Walking through the forest, visitors will be able to scan a placard and watch a 12-minute digital portrait of the deceased talking straight to camera about his or her life. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "Could Trees Be the New Gravestones?," 12 June 2019 The movement began in August 2018 when Thunberg began skipping class to sit outside Sweden’s Parliament, holding placards saying climate change had reached a crisis point. Linda Givetash, NBC News, "How teen Greta Thunberg shifted world's gaze to climate change," 17 Aug. 2019 For example, currently AAA members can go to AAA offices for some DMV services, such as picking up a disabled motorist placard. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, "California DMV gets makeover designed to tackle long lines, faulty computer systems," 24 July 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 If a guy with money can’t bribe his doctor into giving him a handicapped-parking placard, buying a Telsa is the next best thing. Jon Caldara, The Denver Post, "Caldara: In Colorado you’re still paying for rich folks to buy a luxury second car," 7 June 2019 In lieu of placards, the experience immerses visitors in a multimedia narrative, through innovative films that take up spherical walls, sounds, interactive displays, and even scents. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Doha Is Much More Than a Stopover Destination," 4 June 2019

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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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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