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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.




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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.


PLA-CARD', n. [Fr. placard; Sp. placarte; D. plakaat; plakken, to paste or stick; G. and Dan. placat; Fr. plaquer, to clap on, Arm. placqa. According to the French orthography, this word is composed of plaquer, to lay or clap on, and carte, card.]

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. It is used also for any paper posted to give public notice, as an advertisement.


PLA-CARD', v.t.

  1. To post, as a writing or libel in a public place. It is sometimes used in a good sense.
  2. To notify publicly.

Pla*card"
  1. A public proclamation; a manifesto or edict issued by authority.

    [Obs.]

    All placards or edicts are published in his name. Howell.

  2. To post placards upon or within] as, to placard a wall, to placard the city.
  3. Permission given by authority; a license; as, to give a placard to do something.

    [Obs.] ller.
  4. To announce by placards; as, to placard a sale.
  5. A written or printed paper, as an advertisement or a declaration, posted, or to be posted, in a public place; a poster.
  6. An extra plate on the lower part of the breastplate or backplate.

    Planché.
  7. A kind of stomacher, often adorned with jewels, worn in the fifteenth century and later.
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Placard

PLAC'ARD, noun 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.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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