Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sign or notice for display in a public place.
  • noun A small card or plaque, such as a nameplate on a door.
  • transitive verb To announce or advertise by means of placards.
  • transitive verb To post placards on or in.
  • transitive verb To display as a placard.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A written or printed paper displaying some proclamation or announcement, and intended to be posted in a public place to attract public attention; a posting-bill; a poster.
  • noun An edict, manifesto, proclamation, or command issued by authority.
  • noun A public permit, or one given by authority; a license.
  • noun In medieval armor, same as placcate.
  • noun A plate or tag on which to place a mark of ownership.
  • noun Pargeting; parget-work.
  • noun The woodwork or cabinet-work composing the door of a closet, etc., with its framework.
  • noun A closet formed or built in a wall, so that only the door is visible from the exterior.
  • To post placards upon: as, to placard the walls of a town.
  • To make known or make public by means of placards: as, to placard the failure of a bank.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To post placards upon or within.
  • transitive verb To announce by placards.
  • noun obsolete A public proclamation; a manifesto or edict issued by authority.
  • noun obsolete Permission given by authority; a license.
  • noun A written or printed paper, as an advertisement or a declaration, posted, or to be posted, in a public place; a poster.
  • noun (Anc. Armor) An extra plate on the lower part of the breastplate or backplate.
  • noun A kind of stomacher, often adorned with jewels, worn in the fifteenth century and later.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A sheet of paper or cardboard with a written or printed announcement on one side for display in a public place.
  • verb To affix a placard to.
  • verb To announce with placards.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb post in a public place
  • noun a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
  • verb publicize or announce by placards

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, official document, from Old French, from plaquier, to plaster, piece together, from Middle Dutch placken, to patch.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English placquert, 'official document,' from Middle French placquier, 'to plate'. Cognate of 'plaque' (1560)

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