plaque Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “plaque” in the English Dictionary

"plaque" in British English

See all translations

plaquenoun

uk   /plɑːk/ /plæk/  us   /plæk/

plaque noun (FLAT OBJECT)

[C] a ​flatpiece of ​metal, ​stone, ​wood, or ​plastic with writing on it that is ​attached to a ​wall, ​door, or other ​object: There was a brass plaque ​outside the ​doorlisting the ​variousdentists' ​names. The First ​Lady unveiled a commemorative plaque.
See also
blue plaque UK a plaque on the ​wall of a ​house that ​shows that someone ​famousoncelived there: The ​blue plaque said "Charles Darwin, ​biologist, ​lived here."

plaque noun (SUBSTANCE)

[U] a ​substancecontainingbacteria that ​forms on the ​surface of ​teeth
(Definition of plaque from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"plaque" in American English

See all translations

plaquenoun

 us   /plæk/

plaque noun (record)

[C] a ​flatobject, often of ​stone or ​metal, with ​text that ​recordsinformation about a ​person, ​place, or ​event: The plaque on the ​buildingpaystribute to the founder's ​generosity.

plaque noun (substance)

[C/U] a ​substance that ​grows on ​yourteeth if you do not ​brush them ​regularly [C/U] Plaque is also a ​substance that may ​grow inside the ​body with ​certaindiseases: About 20 ​companies are ​working on ​treatments for Alzheimer's that would ​interfere with plaque ​formation.
(Definition of plaque from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of plaque?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
coeducational

having male and female students being taught together in the same school or college rather than separately

Word of the Day