platform
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈplætfɔːm/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈplætfɔɹm/
Noun

platform (plural platforms)

  1. A raised stage from which speeches are made and on which musical and other performances are made.
    Synonyms: podium
  2. A raised floor for any purpose, e.g. for workmen during construction, or formerly for military cannon.
  3. 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.
    Synonyms: podium
  4. A kind of high shoe with an extra layer between the inner and outer soles.
  5. (figurative) Something that allows an enterprise to advance; a foundation or stage.
  6. (automobiles) A set of components shared by several vehicle models.
  7. (computing) A computer system used to deliver services to clients; a solution
  8. (computing) 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.
  9. (geology) A flat expanse of rock, often the result of wave erosion.
  10. (nautical) A light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine.
  11. (politics) A political stance on a broad set of issues, which are called planks.
  12. (travel) A raised structure from which passengers can enter or leave a train, metro etc.
  13. (obsolete) A plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: salto plataforma
  • Russian: платфо́рма
Translations Translations Translations Translations Verb

platform (platforms, present participle platforming; past and past participle platformed)

  1. (transitive) To furnish with or shape into a platform
  2. (transitive) To place on, or as if on, a platform.
    • , To Flush, My Dog
      And this dog was satisfied / If a pale thin hand would glide / Down his dewlaps sloping / Which he pushed his nose within, / After—platforming his chin / On the palm left open.
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.
    • 1642, John Milton, The reaſon of Church-Government urg'd againſt Prelaty, London; reprinted in A Complete Collection of the Hiſtorical, Political, and Miſcellaneous Works of John Milton, […] , volume I, Amsterdam, 1698, page 202 ↗:
      I have ſaid what is meet to ſome who do not think it for the eaſe of their inconſequent Opinions, to grant that Church-Diſcipline is platform'd in the Bible, but that it is left to the diſcretion of Men.
  4. (politics, transitive) To include in a political platform



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