plaque

Definitions

  • Charles Dickens Plaque
    Charles Dickens Plaque
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plaque a memorial made of brass
    • n plaque (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
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Additional illustrations & photos:

EARTHENWARE PLAQUE, ALCORA WARE. SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM EARTHENWARE PLAQUE, ALCORA WARE. SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Apollo 11 plaque left on the Moon says, "Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D. / WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND."
    • n Plaque 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plaque An ornamental plate; a brooch; the plate of a clasp.
    • n plaque A square, oblong, or circular tablet of bronze or silver, the largest dimension of which extends to three or four inches, ornamented in relief with some religious, mythological, allegorical, or decorative subject. The Pax, from which the plaque originated, is set in an ornamental framework; the Renaissance plaque was intended to be hung up or inserted in a box or a piece of furniture, or, if circular, to be worn as a hat-medallion. Also called plaquette.
    • n plaque Any tablet or distinctly flat plate of metal or porcelain, whether plain or ornamented; partieularly. an ornamental circular plate intended for a wall-decoration. See cut in next column.
    • n plaque The especial decoration of a high rank in many honorary orders. See star, insignia, order, 6 .
    • n plaque In anatomy and zoology, a small flat object of round figure, as a blood-disk; a little plate. Also plaquette
    • n plaque A patch.
    • n plaque A billon or silver coin current in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in Brabant, Liège, Lorraine, and France.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Plaque plak a flat piece of metal or other material, used for ornament, as a brooch, &c., or for painting on, to form a wall-picture
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. Cf. Plack, and see Placard
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.; cf. Plack.

Usage

In literature:

And that Moorish plaque is rather awful.
"More Trivia" by Logan Pearsall Smith
Delicate ivory plaques decorated the walls and the fanciful curtains of Indian muslin hung like smoke of incense in the still air.
"The Orchard of Tears" by Sax Rohmer
Jessie was examining some Wedgewood plaques a little way off.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
Below, as you know, there is a plaque.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
He tucked the won plaque into her decorative belt.
"DP" by Arthur Dekker Savage
Sitting behind the desk, her head just below the brass plaque, was a redhead.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Herr Graeven believes that he has identified several plaques of ivory which belonged to the chair in different museums.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Captain Harper's house is now known as 209 Prince Street and today bears, erroneously, a plaque to the memory of Dr. Dick.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
Swathed in its smothering folds, the moon faded to the semblance of a plaque of dull silver, then vanished altogether.
"The Destroying Angel" by Louis Joseph Vance
There was a plaque on the door revealing those basic facts.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
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In poetry:

Closed like confessionals, they thread
Loud noons of cities, giving back
None of the glances they absorb.
Light glossy grey, arms on a plaque,
They come to rest at any kerb:
All streets in time are visited.
"Ambulances" by Philip Larkin
My soul looked down from a vague height with Death,
As unremembering how I rose or why,
And saw a sad land, weak with sweats of dearth,
Gray, cratered like the moon with hollow woe,
And fitted with great pocks and scabs of plaques.
"The Show" by Wilfred Owen

In news:

0 The notion of treating Alzheimer's as an auto-immune disease -- including the use of an existing drug for plaque psoriasis -- has gotten a boost from a new study.
A biological medication already widely used to treat plaque.
The notion of treating Alzheimer's as an auto-immune disease -- including the use of an existing drug for plaque psoriasis -- has gotten a boost from a new study.
Researchers have for years concentrated on one hallmark of Alzheimer's disease: the production of toxic shards of a protein that accumulate in plaques on the brain.
It happened again two weeks ago when she flew out to California for the dedication of a plaque on Angel Island honoring her grandfather.
Accepting the AOTOS Mariners' Plaque on behalf of the officers and crew of the M/V Ocean Titan was Captain Christopher Hill (second from right).
Accepting the Mariners' Plaque on behalf of the officers and crew of the USNS 1st LT Baldomero Lopez was AMO National EVP Robert Kiefer.
Jim Smerczynski of Peabody (second from left) poses with the plaque he received after being recently inducted into the New England Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame.
Two plaques on display at City Hall will be moved to a garden at Casa Romantica Cultural Center.
The Bismarck plaque is laid.
Blue Star Mothers of America Local contractor instrumental in plaque installation.
Michael, John and Tom Wolf stand before a plaque honoring their grandparents, Jacob and Margaret Wolf, who founded Wolf Tree Services in 1926.
The plaque, from a monument honoring Mexican Americans who died fighting for the US, is believed to have been taken for its metal value.
Bronze plaque stolen from Boyle Heights war memorial.
The plaque recognizes Johnson as the 2012 NHRA Drag Racing Series Pro Stock World Champion .
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In science:

To simulate mixtures like iron-chromium clusters, we assumed in configuration 12b four of the twelve atoms, forming one horizontal plaque of the bcc lattice, to be connected with their neighbours through ferromagnetic instead of anti-ferromagnetic bonds; thus β switched sign for them.
Simple Simulation of Magnetic Structure for Nanoclusters
If we take a chart adapted to F and centered at z we will have a sequence of plaques of Fx accumulating in the plaque of Fy containing z .
A higher dimensional generalization of taut foliations
Since W is transversal to F , it will have non-empty intersection with all plaques close enough to z .
A higher dimensional generalization of taut foliations
By the previous paragraph, even though the leaf Fx may intersect V 2n+1 (c, δ) in an infinite number of plaques, it contains a finite number of connected components of ˜γx .
A higher dimensional generalization of taut foliations
Three patients recovered from psoriasis after tonsillectomy. Identical TL -receptors of TL in tonsils and psoriatic plaques was previously shown (Diluvio 2006).
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
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