Definitions for Platformˈplæt fɔrm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

plat•formˈplæt fɔrm(n.)

  1. a horizontal surface, or a structure with a horizontal surface, usu. raised above the level of the surrounding area.

  2. a raised flooring or other horizontal surface for use as a stage.

  3. the raised area between or alongside the tracks of a railroad station, from which the cars of the train are entered.

    Category: Railroads

  4. the open entrance area, or vestibule, at the end of a railroad passenger car.

    Category: Railroads

  5. a public statement of the principles on which a person or group, esp. a political party, takes a stand in appealing to the public.

    Category: Government

  6. a set of principles; plan.

  7. a place for public discussion; forum.

  8. a decklike construction on which the drill rig of an offshore oil or gas well is erected.

    Category: Mining, Civil Engineering

  9. a flat, elevated piece of ground.

  10. a thick insert of leather, cork, or other sturdy material between the uppers and the sole of a shoe. a shoe with this feature.

    Category: Clothing

  11. any standard that forms a basic environment under which compatible computer systems and application programs can be developed and run, as a specific computer processor or network connection (hardware platform) or an operating system, database, etc. (software platform) .

    Category: Computers

Origin of platform:

1540–50; earlier platte forme < MF: lit., flat form, plane figure. See plate , form

Princeton's WordNet

  1. platform(noun)

    a raised horizontal surface

    "the speaker mounted the platform"

  2. 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"

  3. platform(noun)

    the combination of a particular computer and a particular operating system

  4. platform, weapons platform(noun)

    any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons

  5. chopine, platform(noun)

    a woman's shoe with a very high thick sole

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. platform(noun)ˈplæt fɔrm

    a flat surface used to raise sth above the surrounding area

    an oil drilling platform; the speakers stood on a platform

  2. platformˈplæt fɔrm

    the area next to a train track that passengers wait on

    passengers stepping onto the platform


  1. platform(Noun)

    A raised stage from which speeches are made and on which musical and other performances are made.

  2. platform(Noun)

    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

  3. platform(Noun)

    A political stance on a broad set of issues, which are called planks.

  4. platform(Noun)

    A raised structure from which passengers can enter or leave a train, metro etc.

  5. platform(Noun)

    A set of components shared by several vehicle models.

  6. platform(Noun)

    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.

  7. platform(Noun)

    A kind of high shoe with an extra layer between the inner and outer soles

  8. platform(Verb)

    To furnish with or shape into a platform

  9. platform(Verb)

    To place on a platform.

  10. platform(Verb)

    To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.

    Church discipline is platformed in the Bible. uE00028225uE001 Milton.

  11. platform(Verb)

    To include in a political platform

  12. Origin: Recorded since 1550, from plate-forme, literally "flat form", from plate "flat" (from plat, of uncertain origin) + forme "form" (from forma). Compare flatscape.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Platform(noun)

    a plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively

  2. Platform(noun)

    a place laid out after a model

  3. Platform(noun)

    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

  4. Platform(noun)

    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

  5. Platform(noun)

    a light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine. See Orlop

  6. Platform(verb)

    to place on a platform

  7. Platform(verb)

    to form a plan of; to model; to lay out

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Platform' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3798

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Platform' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3587

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Platform' in Nouns Frequency: #1290

Translations for Platform

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a raised part of a floor eg in a hall, for speakers, entertainers etc

The orchestra arranged themselves on the platform.

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