- a paperboard sign or notice, as one posted in a public place or carried by a demonstrator or picketer.
- Armor. placate2.
- to display placards on or in: The square was placarded by peace marchers.
- to publicize, announce, or advertise by means of placards.
- to post as a placard.
Origin of placard
Examples from the Web for placarding
This first placarding of one's name is a peculiar and mixed sensation.That Fortune
Charles Dudley Warner
There was now nothing but placarding and counter-placarding.The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4
George W. M. Reynolds
Not an opinion of her own, but a placarding of authorized figures for consideration.It Never Can Happen Again
William De Morgan
After this date the expenses did not reach 20,000 francs a week, the expenses of placarding included.History of the Commune of 1871
The system of appealing to the people by placarding the walls has been very far developed in China.Intimate China
Mrs. Archibald Little
- a printed or written notice for public display; poster
- a small plaque or card
- to post placards on or in
- to publicize or advertise by placards
- to display as a placard
Word Origin and History for placarding
late 15c., "formal document authenticated by an affixed seal," from Middle French placquard "official document with a large, flat seal," also "plate of armor," from Old French plaquier "to lay on, cover up, plaster over," from Middle Dutch placken "to patch (a garment), to plaster," related to Middle High German placke "patch, stain," German Placken "spot, patch." Meaning "poster" first recorded 1550s in English; this sense is in Middle French from 15c.