Definition of nameplate in English:



  • 1A plate or sign attached to something and bearing the name of the owner, occupier, maker, or the thing itself.

    ‘a brass nameplate adorned the publisher's desk’
    • ‘Above his locker was his nameplate, brandishing both his name and his number.’
    • ‘The bench was wooden and had a brass nameplate on the top board that made up the back, which read, In memory of Maria Sash, who loved to sit in this spot.’
    • ‘York took a moment to note the name on his brass nameplate before standing up.’
    • ‘It also houses hundreds of thousands of items of railway memorabilia, including tickets, nameplates, silver and crockery, drawings, posters and works of art.’
    • ‘There was a brass nameplate with the name Diane Brown on it and a black and white picture of a young woman and a rather handsome young man on what must have been their wedding day.’
    • ‘The huge horse was in the third stall on the left, a brass nameplate on the half-door shining in the lamplight.’
    • ‘We did try to get the current owner of the locomotive to donate one of the nameplates which could be displayed at Blackpool North.’
    • ‘The nameplate is a square, cream, ceramic sign with green writing.’
    • ‘The group identified the various species on the campus and has put up nameplates on each tree, with details such as its local name, scientific name and regions where it can be found.’
    • ‘As I leaned forward to reread the brass nameplate, the man with the crutch introduced himself.’
    • ‘The Neck was described as an officers pistol from 1790, all original, with ‘WHH’ engraved on a brass nameplate at the wrist of the stock.’
    • ‘She said orders have been issued for Urdu nameplates and route plates which will be seen very soon.’
    • ‘A few additional initiatives here and there such as landscaping, nameplate signs, maintenance of overgrowth on approach roads, etc., will gain additional marks in the competition.’
    • ‘She left the room and walked down a long hallway to a set of stairs, passing several doors with brass nameplates on them.’
    • ‘Picking up the brass nameplate, he read it then set it down.’
    • ‘A rare nameplate from a steam locomotive named after a famous North Yorkshire building is to go under the hammer.’
    • ‘Inside I see oak-paneled stalls, brass nameplates, bug zappers, a wash stall with hot running water.’
    • ‘This was the seventh acquisition in seven years for the firm which makes labels, nameplates and fascias for a range of engineered products such as vehicles, cookers and telephones.’
    • ‘The town nameplate sign on the road to the Community School also appeared quite grubby.’
    • ‘This casket has brass closures, a nameplate, still bright, and a sticker from an instrumental competition in Albany.’
    plaque, door plate, tablet, sign, brass, medallion, plaquette, cartouche
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  • 2US The brand name or marque of a motor vehicle.

    • ‘Foreign nameplates are getting into the ‘hood money’ act, too.’
    • ‘Both nameplates achieved those sales with minimal reliance on the fleet market.’
    • ‘More nameplates are being generated from fewer platforms, which cross continents.’
    • ‘Today, we not only drive derivatives of those classic nameplates, we drive derivatives of a multitude of brands that weren't around when Henry Ford first built the Model-T.’
    • ‘Over 50 SUV nameplates are now gunning for it in the U.S. market.’
    • ‘More than 50 sport-utility vehicle nameplates currently fight for consumers' minds and monies.’
    • ‘The manufacturer will introduce six new nameplates next year.’
    • ‘The bottom line is that U.S. auto manufactures are not competing well against foreign nameplates.’
    • ‘Global automakers produce more than 600 different vehicle nameplates with a myriad of sizes, shapes and functions.’
    • ‘Navigation systems are installed on 22 different nameplates while HID headlamps are on only 13.’
    • ‘There are 298 nameplates in the market - 74 offer stability control as standard equipment, 54 make it optional.’
    • ‘No car person wants to see a nameplate on the brink.’
    • ‘And domestic nameplates account for 76 percent of mid-size SUV registrations.’
    • ‘Now you're stuck with a bunch of high-line nameplates that need as many development dollars as your aging bread-and-butter vehicles, and that doesn't even begin to fill your volume needs.’
    • ‘Soon, the Germans will find out if keeping the nameplate was an astute decision or a regrettable one.’
    • ‘As nameplates proliferate and lower-volume vehicles claim an increasing share of the market place, OEMs will be faced with the challenge of figuring out how to profitably produce these vehicles.’
    • ‘You don't have to bring back old nameplates because there just aren't that many to bring back.’