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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PLAC`ARD, n. Properly, a written or printed paper posted in a public place. It seems to have been formerly the name of an edict, proclamation or manifesto issued by authority, but this sense is, I believe, seldom or never annexed to the word. A placard now is an advertisement, or a libel, or a paper intended to censure public or private characters or public measures, posted in a public place. In the case of libels or papers intended to censure public or private characters, or the measures of government, these papers are usually pasted up at night for secrecy.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement; "a poster advertised the coming attractions" [syn: poster, posting, placard, notice, bill, card] v
1: post in a public place
2: publicize or announce by placards [syn: placard, bill]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English placquart formal document, from Middle French placard, from plaquer to make adhere, plate more at plaque Date: 1560 1. a notice posted in a public place ; poster 2. a small card or metal plaque II. transitive verb Date: 1813 1. a. to cover with or as if with posters b. to post in a public place 2. to announce by or as if by posting

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. a printed or handwritten poster esp. for advertising. --v.tr. also 1 set up placards on (a wall etc.). 2 advertise by placards. 3 display (a poster etc.) as a placard. Etymology: ME f. OF placquart f. plaquier to plaster f. MDu. placken

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Placard Pla*card", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Placarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Placarding.] 1. To post placards upon or within; as, to placard a wall, to placard the city. 2. To announce by placards; as, to placard a sale.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Placard Pla*card", n. [F., fr. plaquer to lay or clap on, plaque plate, tablet; probably from Dutch, cf. D. plakken to paste, post up, plak a flat piece of wood.] 1. A public proclamation; a manifesto or edict issued by authority. [Obs.] All placards or edicts are published in his name. --Howell. 2. Permission given by authority; a license; as, to give a placard to do something. [Obs.] --ller. 3. A written or printed paper, as an advertisement or a declaration, posted, or to be posted, in a public place; a poster. 4. (Anc. Armor) An extra plate on the lower part of the breastplate or backplate. --Planch['e]. 5. [Cf. Placket.] A kind of stomacher, often adorned with jewels, worn in the fifteenth century and later.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(placards) A placard is a large notice that is carried in a march or displayed in a public place. The protesters sang songs and waved placards. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. Poster, bill, hand-bill, broadside. II. v. a. 1. Advertise (by placards), publish, announce, blazon, make known, blaze abroad, spread abroad. 2. Post, expose to obloquy.

Moby Thesaurus

advertise, affiche, ballyhoo, bark, bill, boost, build up, bulletin, circularize, cry up, establish, give a write-up, give publicity, handbill, plug, post, post bills, post up, poster, press-agent, promote, publicize, puff, sell, spiel, write up

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