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Definitions of platform

  1. To place on a platform. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To form a plan of; to model; to lay out. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the combination of a particular computer and a particular operating system Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A place laid out after a model. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. A light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine. See Orlop. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Floor of boards; terrace. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A raised floor or surface. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A statement of principles, as of a party. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

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Usage examples for platform

  1. A dozen men beside us could find room on this platform – The Lonely House by Adolph Streckfuss
  2. Marsden was there also, and several of his women- folks, putting down a new carpet on the platform – Other Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland
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