Definition of placard in English:

placard

Syllabification: plac·ard
Pronunciation: /ˈplakärd
 
, ˈplakərd
 
/

noun

A poster or sign for public display, either fixed to a wall or carried during a demonstration.
More example sentences
  • The article says that his followers already have the placards for the demonstrations printed up and stored for use.
  • Students painted their bodies with slogans or carried hand-written placards condemning the drive to war.
  • Each person was forced to sign an agreement not to carry placards or banners, shout slogans, or wear clothes with written words of complaint.
Synonyms
notice, poster, sign, bill, advertisement; banner
informal ad

verb

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Cover with placards: they were placarding the town with posters
More example sentences
  • But no one in authority seems to care, and one of these days, you may find on our lunch hour, teachers are placarding the Tarouba Road out of frustration.
  • Quite apart from his agents, who are everywhere, the country is placarded with his portraits in a variety of roles.
  • Under constraint of time and the non-availability of the appropriate placards, the contractor decided to transport the explosives without properly placarding their vehicle, a direct violation of safety standards.

Origin

late 15th century (denoting a warrant or license): from Old French placquart, from plaquier 'to plaster, lay flat', from Middle Dutch placken. The current sense of the verb dates from the early 19th century.

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