a raised horizontal surface
"the speaker mounted the platform"
platform, political platform, political program, program(noun)
a document stating the aims and principles of a political party
"their candidate simply ignored the party platform"; "they won the election even though they offered no positive program"
the combination of a particular computer and a particular operating system
platform, weapons platform(noun)
any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons
a woman's shoe with a very high thick sole
A raised stage from which speeches are made and on which musical and other performances are made.
a place or an opportunity to express one's opinion, a tribune
this new talk show will give a platform to everyday men and women
A political stance on a broad set of issues, which are called planks.
A raised structure from which passengers can enter or leave a train, metro etc.
A set of components shared by several vehicle models.
A particular type of operating system or environment such as a database or other specific software, and/or a particular type of computer or microprocessor, used to describe a particular environment for running other software, or for defining a specific software or hardware environment for discussion purposes.
That program runs on the X Window System platform.
A kind of high shoe with an extra layer between the inner and outer soles
To furnish with or shape into a platform
To place on a platform.
To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.
Church discipline is platformed in the Bible. uE00028225uE001 Milton.
To include in a political platform
Origin: Recorded since 1550, from plate-forme, literally "flat form", from plate "flat" (from plat, of uncertain origin) + forme "form" (from forma). Compare flatscape.
a plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively
a place laid out after a model
any flat or horizontal surface; especially, one that is raised above some particular level, as a framework of timber or boards horizontally joined so as to form a roof, or a raised floor, or portion of a floor; a landing; a dais; a stage, for speakers, performers, or workmen; a standing place
a declaration of the principles upon which a person, a sect, or a party proposes to stand; a declared policy or system; as, the Saybrook platform; a political platform
a light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine. See Orlop
to place on a platform
to form a plan of; to model; to lay out
Origin: [Plat, a. + -form: cf. F. plateforme.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
plat′form, n. a raised level surface: a part of a floor raised above the rest to form a standing-place for speakers, workmen, &c.: (mil.) an elevated floor for cannon: a statement of principles to which a body of men declare their adhesion, and on which they act: (Shak.) a scheme, plan.—v.t. (Milt.) to sketch, plan: (Mrs Browning) to support as on a platform.—ns. Plat′form-bridge (Amer.), a movable gangway between the platforms of two railway carriages; Plat′form-car, a railway car open all round and without a roof; Plat′form-crane, a crane used on a railway platform, or one mounted on a movable truck; Plat′form-scale, a weighing-machine with a flat surface for holding the thing to be weighed.—The platform, the function of public oratory. [Fr. plate-forme, 'flat form.']
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Platform' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3798
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Platform' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3587
Rank popularity for the word 'Platform' in Nouns Frequency: #1290
The numerical value of Platform in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Platform in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There were so many candidates on the platform that there were not enough promises to go around.
Life is just like a running train without driver, we can’t jump out of it to find the platform of our choice.
‘I can no longer talk about how I felt when my family arrived on the train platform in Auschwitz and we were forcibly separated from each other.
We want to go further with our platform, the only case where we would be interested in selling the company is if someone would offer the possibility of a larger platform.
An initial visual inspection has been carried out from the platform's standby vessel and a specialist inspection team is being mobilized to assess the damage to the platform.
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Translations for Platform
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- رَصِيف, منصةArabic
- plataforma, andana, tarima, programaCatalan, Valencian
- nástupiště, platforma, perónCzech
- llwyfan, platfformWelsh
- Podest, Plattform, BahnsteigGerman
- πλατφόρμα, αποβάθρα, εξέδραGreek
- plataforma, andénSpanish
- lava, asemalaituri, puhujakoroke, puolueohjelma, alusta, vaaliohjelma, sovellusalustaFinnish
- scène, plateforme, podium, quai, plate-formeFrench
- àrd-ùrlarScottish Gaelic
- pártprogram, politikai program, vágány, pódium, peron, emelvényHungarian
- piattaforma, binarioItalian
- 台, 演壇, プラットホーム, ホームJapanese
- 플랫폼, 홈, 플랫홈, 단Korean
- podium, platform, verhoog, kiesprogramma, perron, platformschoen, programmaDutch
- perrongNorwegian Nynorsk
- plataforma, salto plataformaPortuguese
- estradă, scenă, chei, peron, podiumRomanian
- платфо́рма, по́диум, перро́н, помо́стRussian
- podij, platforma, платфо́рмаSerbo-Croatian
- perón, nástupišteSlovak
- peron, podijSlovene
- platform, peron, apartman topuk, podyumTurkish
- платфо́рма, перо́нUkrainian
- sân gaVietnamese
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