- 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 placard
I had a fleeting image of long hair, jeans and a “No Nukes” placard.Truman’s Grandson & Japan’s A-Bomb Survivors: A Story of Reconciliation
Clifton Truman Daniel
August 5, 2014
A placard explains how Mexican artists have embraced indigenous culture, including such textiles, over the years.Shining a Spotlight on Mexico’s Iconic Textile—the Rebozo
June 16, 2014
At one point, an oblivious girl asked whether the placard was a joke.Did Egypt's Arab Spring Martyrs Die in Vain?
January 26, 2014
One woman held up a placard that read “drones fly, children die,” while others called Brennan an “assassin.”John Brennan and the Drone Consensus
February 9, 2013
The placard was illustrated with a black-and-white photograph of a crew-cut astronaut wearing a monkey around his neck.Life Imitates Patriots: Inaugural Version
January 20, 2013
When I was halfway there I caught sight of him staring at the placard.
So far as Alice was concerned Russell might have worn a placard, "Engaged."Alice Adams
Jed explained why the placard had been prepared and affixed to the door.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
A placard slipped from the fingers of one of them and fell on to the floor.The Christian
This placard was posted up on the palace-gate, and copies all over the kingdom.
- 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 placard
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.