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.']
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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
Examples of platform in a Sentence
The police were on the platform very quickly.
We see the potential in the car-sharing platform.
Chirag oil platform will be suspended this autumn.
If you make your life story your election platform.
Snapchat is a platform we definitely want to be on.
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- 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
- پلیٹ فارمUrdu
- sân gaVietnamese
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