verb (used with object)
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Liza Foreman|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At one point, an oblivious girl asked whether the placard was a joke.
One woman held up a placard that read “drones fly, children die,” while others called Brennan an “assassin.”
The placard was illustrated with a black-and-white photograph of a crew-cut astronaut wearing a monkey around his neck.
I read her the placard, and let her lead me away from the subject.Stray Pearls|Charlotte M. Yonge
He renewed his father's edicts relating to the Inquisition, and in the following year confirmed the "placard" respecting heresy.History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain.|William H. Prescott
The engineer got up to stretch his legs, and incidentally took occasion to read the placard.The Road Builders|Samuel Merwin
Then we found the placard to be only a ruse on the part of the unsophisticated peasantry to avoid having troops billeted there.From the St. Lawrence to the Yser with the 1st Canadian brigade|Frederic C. Curry
The nobleman's eyes were not keen enough to read the inscription on the placard.The Burgomaster's Wife, Complete|Georg Ebers
Word Origin 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.