Definition of placard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈplakɑːd/


A printed or handwritten notice or sign for public display, either fixed to a wall or carried during a demonstration.
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.
notice, poster, public notice, sign, bill, sticker, advertisement;
French affiche
informal ad
British informal advert


[with object]
Cover with notices: 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.


Late 15th century (denoting a warrant or licence): 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.

Words that rhyme with placard


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