- Commemorative plaque
A commemorative plaque, or simply plaque, is a plate of metal, ceramic, stone, wood, or other material, typically attached to a wall, stone, or other vertical surface, and bearing text in memory of an important figure or event. A monumental plaque or tablet commemorating a deceased person or persons, can be a simple form of church monument.
World War I
After the First World War, the families of British and British Empire (now Commonwealth) service men and women killed during the conflict were presented with bronze Memorial plaques. The plaques, of about 125 millimetres (4.9 in) in diameter, were designed by the eminent sculptor and medallist, Edward Carter Preston.
Plaque inside the Royal Military College of Canada
Plaque at Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, near San Diego, CA
An award plaque made of wood with a printed metal plate and a medallion
Plaque showing the historical coat of arms of Wolverhampton, England before 1898
- Parting stone
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- History of the First World War bronze memorial plaques
- WW I memorial plaques history
- Gallery of Commemorative Plaques carved by lettercutter Ieuan Rees
- - sources for commemorative plaques
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plaque — [ plak ] n. f. • 1562; « monnaie » XVe; de plaquer 1 ♦ Matériau, élément de matière rigide, plat et peu épais. ⇒ feuille. Petite plaque. ⇒ plaquette. Plaque d ardoise, de verre (⇒ carreau) , de carton. Plaque de métal, de plastique utilisée en… … Encyclopédie Universelle
plaqué — plaque [ plak ] n. f. • 1562; « monnaie » XVe; de plaquer 1 ♦ Matériau, élément de matière rigide, plat et peu épais. ⇒ feuille. Petite plaque. ⇒ plaquette. Plaque d ardoise, de verre (⇒ carreau) , de carton. Plaque de métal, de plastique… … Encyclopédie Universelle
Commemorative — may refer to: Commemorative coin United States Commemorative Coin Commemorative issue a special edition of a book, magazine, or other item released around, or in memory of, a special event or occurrence. Commemorative stamp Commemorative plaque… … Wikipedia
Plaque — or placque may refer to: * Commemorative plaque, a flat ornamental plate or tablet fixed to a wall, used to mark a significant event, person, etc. * Memorial plaque, issued to next of kin of dead British military personnel after WWI * Plaque, a… … Wikipedia
Commemorative — Com*mem o*ra*tive, a. Tending or intended to commemorate; as, a commemorative plaque. A sacrifice commemorative of Christ s offering up his body for us. Hammond. [1913 Webster] An inscription commemorative of his victory. Sir G. C. Lewis. [1913… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
plaque — [pla:k, plæk US plæk] n [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: Dutch plak, from plakken to stick ] 1.) a piece of flat metal, wood, or stone with writing on it, used as a prize in a competition or attached to a building to remind people of an event… … Dictionary of contemporary English
plaque — noun 1 on the wall ADJECTIVE ▪ commemorative, memorial ▪ brass, bronze, etc. VERB + PLAQUE ▪ put up … Collocations dictionary
plaque — [[t]plæ̱k, plɑ͟ːk[/t]] plaques 1) N COUNT A plaque is a flat piece of metal or stone with writing on it which is fixed to a wall or other structure to remind people of an important person or event. After touring the hospital, Her Majesty unveiled … English dictionary
commemorative — [[t]kəme̱mərətɪv[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A commemorative object or event is intended to make people remember a particular event or person. The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque … English dictionary
commemorative — 1. adjective serving to commemorate, e.g., a person or event a commemorative plaque 2. noun a) an object made to commemorate a person, mark an event, etc. b) a postage stamp issued to … Wiktionary