Definition of nameplate in English:


Syllabification: name·plate
Pronunciation: /ˈnāmˌplāt


  • 1A plate or sign, typically made of metal, displaying the name of someone, such as the person working in a building or the builder of a ship.
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    • There was a brass nameplate with the name Diane Brown on it and a black and white picture of a young woman and a rather handsome young man on what must have been their wedding day.
    • York took a moment to note the name on his brass nameplate before standing up.
    • She said orders have been issued for Urdu nameplates and route plates which will be seen very soon.
  • 1.1US A brand of a product, especially a maker of automobiles: Honda is busiest among the import nameplates, with three new cars and a sport utility vehicle
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    • And what sense did it make to declare every nameplate was a brand of its own?
    • Still, many observers say the nameplate branding experiment has failed and blame it for some of the company's image problems and declining market share.
    • There is no doubt that the Austrian nameplate will give these products a guaranteed entry to the market.

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