What does Platform mean?

Definitions for Platformˈplæt fɔrm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Platform.

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


  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

  8. Origin: [Plat, a. + -form: cf. F. plateforme.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Platform

    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

  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Platform in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Platform in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tamam Bayatly:

    Chirag oil platform will be suspended this autumn.

  2. George Galloway:

    If you make your life story your election platform.

  3. Katie Dowd:

    Snapchat is a platform we definitely want to be on.

  4. Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore:

    The direction of the company is to become a platform.

  5. Anthony Riccio:

    We do not allow the sale of guns or drugs on our platform.

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