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’
    • ‘The huge horse was in the third stall on the left, a brass nameplate on the half-door shining in the lamplight.’
    • ‘Above his locker was his nameplate, brandishing both his name and his number.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The nameplate is a square, cream, ceramic sign with green writing.’
    • ‘A rare nameplate from a steam locomotive named after a famous North Yorkshire building is to go under the hammer.’
    • ‘She left the room and walked down a long hallway to a set of stairs, passing several doors with brass nameplates on them.’
    • ‘We did try to get the current owner of the locomotive to donate one of the nameplates which could be displayed at Blackpool North.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As I leaned forward to reread the brass nameplate, the man with the crutch introduced himself.’
    • ‘She said orders have been issued for Urdu nameplates and route plates which will be seen very soon.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘Picking up the brass nameplate, he read it then set it down.’
    • ‘Inside I see oak-paneled stalls, brass nameplates, bug zappers, a wash stall with hot running water.’
    • ‘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.’
    plaque, door plate, tablet, sign, brass, medallion, plaquette, cartouche
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  • 2US The brand name or marque of a motor vehicle.

    • ‘No car person wants to see a nameplate on the brink.’
    • ‘The manufacturer will introduce six new nameplates next year.’
    • ‘Over 50 SUV nameplates are now gunning for it in the U.S. market.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And domestic nameplates account for 76 percent of mid-size SUV registrations.’
    • ‘More than 50 sport-utility vehicle nameplates currently fight for consumers' minds and monies.’
    • ‘Both nameplates achieved those sales with minimal reliance on the fleet market.’
    • ‘There are 298 nameplates in the market - 74 offer stability control as standard equipment, 54 make it optional.’
    • ‘The bottom line is that U.S. auto manufactures are not competing well against foreign nameplates.’
    • ‘Navigation systems are installed on 22 different nameplates while HID headlamps are on only 13.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘More nameplates are being generated from fewer platforms, which cross continents.’
    • ‘Foreign nameplates are getting into the ‘hood money’ act, too.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You don't have to bring back old nameplates because there just aren't that many to bring back.’
    • ‘Soon, the Germans will find out if keeping the nameplate was an astute decision or a regrettable one.’
    • ‘Global automakers produce more than 600 different vehicle nameplates with a myriad of sizes, shapes and functions.’