Dictionary > Placard

Placard

placard
1. A public proclamation; a manifesto or edict issued by authority. 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.
3. A written or printed paper, as an advertisement or a declaration, posted, or to be posted, in a public place; a poster.
4. An extra plate on the lower part of the breastplate or backplate.
5. Cf. Placket A kind of stomacher, often adorned with jewels, worn in the fifteenth century and later.
Origin: 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.


You will also like...

mRNA
Protein Synthesis

Part of the genetic information is devoted to the synthesis of proteins. mRNA, a type of RNA, is produced as a transcri..

Chromosome Mutations
Chromosome Mutations

Mutations can also influence the phenotype of an organism. This tutorial looks at the effects of chromosomal mutations, ..

Lentic community
Freshwater Communities & Lentic Waters

Lentic or still water communities can vary greatly in appearance -- from a small temporary puddle to a large lake. The s..

Lights' Effect on Growth
Lights’ Effect on Growth

This tutorial elaborates on the effect of light on plant growth. It describes how different plants require different amo..

Balanced Diet
A Balanced Diet – Minerals and Proteins

Proteins and minerals can be derived from various dietary sources. They are essential for the proper growth and developm..

3D rendering of an antibody
Passive and Active Types of Immunity

Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell capable of producing a specific immune response to unique antigens. In thi..