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.]
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.
5. A kind of stomacher, often adorned with jewels, worn in the fifteenth century and later.
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.
n : a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement; "a
poster advertised the coming attractions" [syn: poster,
posting, notice, bill, card]
v 1: post in a public place
2: publicize or announce by placards [syn: bill]