placard

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English placard (official document), from Middle French placard, placart, plaquart (a placard, a writing pasted on a wall), from the Old French verb plaquer, plaquier (to stick or paste, roughcast), from Middle Dutch placken, plecken (to glue or fasten, plaster, patch), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *plaggą (a piece of cloth, patch), equivalent to plaque +‎ -ard.

Related to Middle Low German placken (to smear with lime or clay, plaster), Saterland Frisian Plak, Plakke (a hit, smack, slap), German Placken (a spot, patch), Icelandic plagg (a document), Hebrew פלקט('plakat' a large sheet of paper, typically with a photo or writing, posted on the wall), English play. Compare also Modern Dutch plakkaat (placard), Saterland Frisian Plakoat (a placard, poster). More at play.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈplæk.ɑːd/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈplæk.ɑɹd/, /ˈplæk.ɚd/

NounEdit

placard (plural placards)

  1. A sheet of paper or cardboard with a written or printed announcement on one side for display in a public place.
  2. (obsolete) A public proclamation; a manifesto or edict issued by authority.
  3. (obsolete) Permission given by authority; a license.
    to give a placard to do something
  4. (historical) An extra plate on the lower part of the breastplate or backplate of armour.
  5. (historical) A kind of stomacher, often adorned with jewels, worn in the fifteenth century and later.
  6. The woodwork and frame of the door of a closet etc.

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VerbEdit

placard (third-person singular simple present placards, present participle placarding, simple past and past participle placarded)

  1. To affix a placard to.
  2. To announce with placards.
    to placard a sale

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French derivative of plaquer (to stick, to affix). Equivalent to plaque +‎ -ard

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NounEdit

placard m (plural placards)

  1. a cupboard, cabinet or closet built against or into a wall
  2. an ad that is felt to be injurious, seditious or in otherwise bad taste
  3. (dated) a placard

Usage notesEdit

  • The use of placards for announcements by authorities having mostly disappeared, the word affiche frequently replaces it in that meaning.

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NounEdit

placard m (plural placards)

  1. placard (public written notice)

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from French placard.

NounEdit

placard m (plural placards)

  1. Alternative form of placar (placard)