What does placard mean?

Definitions for placardˈplæk ɑrd, -ərd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word placard.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. poster, posting, placard, notice, bill, card(verb)

    a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement

    "a poster advertised the coming attractions"

  2. placard(verb)

    post in a public place

  3. placard, bill(verb)

    publicize or announce by placards


  1. placard(Noun)

    A sheet of paper or cardboard with a written or printed announcement on one side for display in a public place.

  2. placard(Verb)

    To affix a placard to.

  3. placard(Verb)

    To announce with placards.

    to placard a sale

  4. Origin: placquert, 'official document,' from placquier, 'to plate'. Cognate of 'plaque' (1560)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Placard(noun)

    a public proclamation; a manifesto or edict issued by authority

  2. Placard(noun)

    permission given by authority; a license; as, to give a placard to do something

  3. Placard(noun)

    a written or printed paper, as an advertisement or a declaration, posted, or to be posted, in a public place; a poster

  4. Placard(noun)

    an extra plate on the lower part of the breastplate or backplate

  5. Placard(noun)

    a kind of stomacher, often adorned with jewels, worn in the fifteenth century and later

  6. Placard(verb)

    to post placards upon or within; as, to placard a wall, to placard the city

  7. Placard(verb)

    to announce by placards; as, to placard a sale

  8. Origin: [F., fr. plaquer to lay or clap on, plaque plate, tablet; probably from Dutch, cf. D. plakken to paste, post up, plak a flat piece of wood.]


  1. Placard

    A placard is a notice installed in a public place, like a small card, sign, or plaque. It can be attached to or hung from a vehicle or building to indicate information about the vehicle operator or contents of a vehicle or building.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Placard

    plak′ärd, or plā-kärd′, n. a written or printed paper stuck upon a wall as an advertisement, &c.: a public proclamation: the woodwork and frame of the door of a closet and the like.—v.t. Placard (plā-kärd′, or plak′ärd), to publish or notify by placards. [Fr. placard, a bill stuck on a wall—plaque, plate, tablet; acc. to Diez, from Dut. plak, a piece of flat wood.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of placard in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of placard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Washington Lt. Gov Owen:

    We're just noting that open carry is a form of demonstration and it's no different than carrying a placard or something else of that nature.

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