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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ There a commemorative plaque was unveiled by Connolly's son, Roddy Connolly.
▪ Find the rebuilt shop near the sea with its commemorative plaque.
▪ A simple brass plaque spelt out Brook Advisory Clinic.
▪ They were tough-looking Feldgendarmen, military policemen, with big brass plaques on their chests.
▪ The double plinth features a brass plaque commemorating the 1990 Restoration Project.
▪ It's an honour to be able to present her with a plaque.
▪ There Charles went solo again, unveiling a plaque - which bore both their names - as Diana stood meekly behind him.
▪ She officially unveiled a carved plaque to commemorate the centenary last year of the death of poet Richard Watson.
▪ Near the door was a bronze plaque which told of the building's historic past.
▪ Many patients habitually use one or two sites and develop hard subcutaneous plaques or disfiguring insulin hypertrophy.
▪ On each door is a bronze plaque, etched with an indistinct mask-like face.
▪ On the brown walls of corrugated metal a plaque commemorated it as the former home of James Fenimore Cooper.
▪ The form of the Minoan town house is known from several ivory and faience plaques depicting house elevations.
▪ These substances can contribute to plaque buildup in the coronary arteries.
▪ Underneath was a rock with a brass plaque riveted to it.
▪ We asked our architect to consider the practicality of cleaning the stonework and re-locating the plaque.
▪ You can't stop plaque forming but you can prevent it taking a hold by removing it every day.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Plaque \Plaque\, n. [F. Cf. Plack, and see Placard.] Any flat, thin piece of metal, clay, ivory, or the like, used for ornament, or for painting pictures upon, as a slab, plate, dish, or the like, hung upon a wall; also, a smaller decoration worn on the person, as a brooch.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1848, "ornamental plate or tablet," from French plaque "metal plate, coin" (15c.), perhaps through Flemish placke "small coin," from Middle Dutch placke "disk, patch, stain," related to German Placken "spot, patch" (compare placard). Meaning "deposit on walls of arteries" is first attested 1891; that of "bacteria deposits on teeth" is 1898.


n. 1 Any flat, thin piece of metal, clay, ivory, or the like, used for ornament, or for painting pictures upon, as a slab, plate, dish, or the like, hung upon a wall; also, a smaller decoration worn on the person, as a brooch. 2 A piece of flat metal with a writing on it, attached to a building to remind people of a person or an event. 3 Any flat, thin musical instrument. 4 (context uncountable English) An accumulation of biofilm, or bacteria on teeth. 5 (context uncountable medicine English) atheroma, an accumulation in artery walls made up of macrophage cells and debris containing lipids, (cholesterol and fatty acids), calcium, and connective tissue.

  1. n. (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body

  2. a memorial made of brass [syn: brass, memorial tablet]


Plaque or placque may refer to:

  • Commemorative plaque, a plate or tablet fixed to a wall to mark an event, person, etc.
  • Plaquette, a small plaque in bronze or other materials
  • Memorial Plaque (medallion), issued to next-of-kin of dead British military personnel after World War I
  • Plaque, a rectangular casino token

Usage examples of "plaque".

We walked inside to a hallway, and instead of being confronted with grand family tablets proclaiming the Hall of Glory and Beautitude, we saw one simple plaque on the wall.

Among other compliments and marks of homage the old man was presented with a golden plaque, on one side of which Sicard, who stood revealed as a master of the burin, had engraved his portrait with rare fidelity.

We believe that homocysteine causes small openings between the endothelial cells that make up the inner lining of your arteries, leading to deterioration of the arterial wall, buildup of plaque, and inflammation.

Through the overgrowth of roses, she could barely make out the enamel plaque beside the door: AVALON COTTAGE.

And have they a highly popular panopticon there containing nothing but trees to which small plaques are fastened bearing the names of the most famous heroes, criminals, and lovers?

Bill from the complex plasterwork of the ceiling plaque in the centre of their bedroom.

Luzhin meanwhile fixed his motionless and expressionless gaze on an eggshell-white plaque with a black inscription, Veritas, but Valentinov immediately swept him farther and lowered him into an armchair of the club variety that was even more tenacious and quaggy than the car seat.

An engraved brass plaque at each entrance described how the former ice-mine tunnel had been lovingly repurposed by the citizenry.

Together, and in the presence of Weamish, we packed the crates, scaled them, affixed bands and plaques.

A municipal signpost incongruously vegetated behind the tail of the left lion, the crossed plaques indicating that this was the corner of Wise Road and Old Creek Road.

Captain Sparling, as you can see from that plaque on my overloaded desk.

Plaques and framed certificates and pictures of Tripley with various VIPs hung everywhere.

In its sepia light, under warpaint of verdigris and climbing plants, plaques pointing to the mess and the heads and boiler rooms could still be read.

Many alcoves opened off that huge chamber, with its vaulted ceiling that was painted bright blue, and the walls that were paneled with ebonized wood inlaid with Amboina in a heavily gilded floral pattern, the center panels containing olive-colored Wedgwood plaques.

This is a modification of an existing, patented apoptotic organism originally designed to destroy neural plaque.