Origin of plaque
Examples from the Web for plaque
The plaque honoring “la Nueve” speaks to how memory is often overlaid by the hedging of history.
The Queen met BBC stalwarts including David Dimbleby and Sir Bruce Forsyth, before unveiling a plaque marking the occasion.Buckingham Palace Says Duke's Surgery Today Was 'Planned'|Tom Sykes|June 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Carroll hopes to erect a plaque in her former home and at the hotel where she also lived.Meet America’s Indiana Jones: Andrew Carroll Searches for Forgotten History Across the U.S.|Nina Strochlic|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After the 1994 election, the seven new Republican congresswomen presented Rush Limbaugh with a plaque saying, “Rush Was Right.”
Roger translated the words to Sir Thomas, who at once ordered the plaque to be brought.
If we turn the plaque, we find ourselves face to face with the beast.
Roger took the plaque and spread out the roll of parchment attached.
This plaster block has to be moulded to the exact size of the dish or plaque required.Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers|George J. Cox
The left bank is indicated by a raised line running from one side of the plaque to the other.
Word Origin for plaque
1848, "ornamental plate or tablet," from French plaque "metal plate, coin" (15c.), perhaps through Flemish placke "small coin," from Middle Dutch placke "disk, patch, stain," related to German Placken "spot, patch" (cf. placard). Meaning "deposit on walls of arteries" is first attested 1891; that of "bacteria deposits on teeth" is 1898.
A thin film composed of bacteria, mucus, and food particles that forms on the surfaces of teeth. Plaque contributes to tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque also refers to a combination of cholesterol and lipids that can accumulate on the inside of arteries, causing atherosclerosis.