[ neym-pleyt ]
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  1. a flat, usually rectangular piece of metal, wood, or plastic on which the name of a person, company, etc., is printed or engraved: She has a large office with her nameplate on the door.

Origin of nameplate

First recorded in 1880–85; name + plate1

Words Nearby nameplate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use nameplate in a sentence

  • To determine the rate to use, see type name given on the battery nameplate and find correct rate in the table.

  • His stick was a stout partridge cane with a silver nameplate.

    The King of Alsander | James Elroy Flecker
  • "Sometimes a simple approach works," said the counselor, shoving aside the nameplate.

    Forget Me Nearly | Floyd L. Wallace

British Dictionary definitions for nameplate


/ (ˈneɪmˌpleɪt) /

  1. a small panel on or next to the door of a room or building, bearing the occupant's name and profession

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