Adjective "placard" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A printed or handwritten notice or sign for public display, either fixed to a wall or carried during a demonstration.
  1. 'There were one or two pro-hunting demonstrators carrying placards saying polls showed a majority in favour of hunting.'
  2. 'One demonstrator even carried a placard saying ‘Self employed worker on strike’.'
  3. 'Workers carried placards and banners, and raised slogans against privatisation and increases in electricity prices.'
  4. 'Each person was forced to sign an agreement not to carry placards or banners, shout slogans, or wear clothes with written words of complaint.'
  5. 'The protestors were carrying banners and placards and they were raising slogans against the government and the security forces.'
  6. 'It was a schoolroom by day and on each of the four walls there were placards on which were written the four main verbs: do, make, say and think.'
  7. 'Protesters carried banners and placards denouncing the move.'
  8. 'Students painted their bodies with slogans or carried hand-written placards condemning the drive to war.'
  9. 'The workers waved placards during an hour-long public demonstration in the central city, and will continue doing so twice a week.'
  10. 'Instead, anyone who wants to take part carries on with their normal day, but carries a placard or banner while out and about.'


Cover with notices.
  1. 'Fear of the disease then justified measures ranging from placarding houses to forced isolation of patients in special institutions.'
  2. 'But no one in authority seems to care, and one of these days, you may find on our lunch hour, teachers are placarding the Tarouba Road out of frustration.'
  3. 'The manufactures and certification bodies cannot be blamed for failures that occur outside the placarded limits of our gliders!'
  4. 'Under constraint of time and the non-availability of the appropriate placards, the contractor decided to transport the explosives without properly placarding their vehicle, a direct violation of safety standards.'
  5. 'Pesticide storage areas should be placarded and locked away from children, irresponsible adults and animals.'
  6. 'Mechanics placarded the autopilot as inoperative, though they did not pull or safety the circuit breaker.'
  7. 'Famously, this film was banned in Swansea but not in Cardiff, so busloads of eager Welsh heathen were transported daily betwixt the two heaving metropolises to watch it, then placarded on their return.'

More definitions

1. a paperboard sign or notice, as one posted in a public place or carried by a demonstrator or picketer.

2. Armor. placate2 . verb (used with object)

3. to display placards on or in: The square was placarded by peace marchers.

4. to publicize, announce, or advertise by means of placards.

5. to post as a placard.

More examples(as adjective)

"wavings can be placard."


Late 15th century (denoting a warrant or licence): from Old French placquart, from plaquier ‘to plaster, lay flat’, from Middle Dutch placken. The current sense of the verb dates from the early 19th century.