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Meaning of PLACARD

Pronunciation:  'plakârd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement; "a poster advertised the coming attractions"
  2. [v]  publicize or announce by placards
  3. [v]  post in a public place

PLACARD is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: bill, bill, card, notice, poster, posting
 See Also: flash card, flashcard, post, post, show bill, show card, sign, theatrical poster



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pla*card"\, n. [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. A public proclamation; a manifesto or edict issued by
       authority. [Obs.]
             All placards or edicts are published in his name.
    2. Permission given by authority; a license; as, to give a
       placard to do something. [Obs.] --ller.
    3. A written or printed paper, as an advertisement or a
       declaration, posted, or to be posted, in a public place; a
    4. (Anc. Armor) An extra plate on the lower part of the
       breastplate or backplate. --Planch['e].
    5. [Cf. {Placket}.] A kind of stomacher, often adorned with
       jewels, worn in the fifteenth century and later.
  2. \Pla*card"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Placarded}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Placarding}.]
    1. To post placards upon or within; as, to placard a wall, to
       placard the city.
    2. To announce by placards; as, to placard a sale.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: advertise, affiche, ballyhoo, bark, bill, boost, build up, bulletin, circularize, cry up, establish, give a write-up, give publicity, handbill, plug, post, post bills, post up, poster, press-agent, promote, publicize, puff, sell, spiel, write up