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Definitions of platform

  1. a woman's shoe with a very high thick sole Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the combination of a particular computer and a particular operating system Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A place laid out after a model. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine. See Orlop. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To place on a platform. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To form a plan of; to model; to lay out. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A floor of wood, stone, etc., raised above the level of the ground or of the main floor; the place where guns are mounted on a fortress or battery; a political program or policy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. A raised level scaffolding: (mil.) an elevated floor for cannon: a statement of principles to which a body of men declare their adhesion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Floor of boards; terrace. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. A raised floor or surface. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A statement of principles, as of a party. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A level place raised above the general level, as for mounting cannon, in a hall to speak from, or at a railway station; a declared party scheme of action or policy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A plan; a raised level space, natural or artificial; any level scaffold or floor of timber raised above the usual level; the flat roof of a building on the outside; the place where guns are mounted on a fortress or battery; the raised part at a railway station for landing passengers and goods; the place set aside for the speakers at a public meeting, raised above the floor; an extended basis, as, "on the platform of civil liberty"; a plan or scheme of united action, as in politics, or for subserving party or sectarian purposes; a declaration of principles to which the adhesion of a party is declared. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. In hardware, platform is the term that is used to refer to the foundation technology of any computer system. For instance, an Intel Platform, or an Apple Platform. In software terms, platform might refer to the operating system. thelawdictionary.org
  21. 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.'] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Raised level surface, natural or artificial terrace; raised surface of planks &c. along side of line at railway station; raised flooring in hall or open air from which speaker addresses audience, (fig.) the p., p. oratory; (fig.) political basis of party &c., esp. (United States) declaration issued by representatives of party assembled to nominate candidates for election; (v.t.) place (as) on p.; (v.i.) speak on p. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. (Fortif.) Flooring of wood or stone at the bottom of the interior slope of a parapet, to prevent the gun-carriage wheels from sinking into the ground. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  24. (Fortif.) In the American use (= general political plan), an older Eng. use survives ; that of ( I ) ground-plan of a building, (2) general pattern or principle [It.]. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  25. n. [English] A frame-work of timber or boards horizontally joined, so as to form a conspicuous or elevated standing place;—the sketch of any object delineated horizontally;—an elevated ground or floor of earth or stone on which artillery is planted;—a terrace or walk in front of a castle, fort, & c.;—an equal position or standing; possession of equal right or privilege;—the groundwork of a plan or design; basis of a scheme;—the programme of opinions or principles which a political candidate or party adopt as a ground of public action;—the raised part of a hall or place of public meeting on which the chairman and speakers stand;—the landing place at a railway station. Cabinet Dictionary

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