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Definitions of platform

  1. 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"
  2. a raised horizontal surface; " the speaker mounted the platform"
  3. any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons
  4. the combination of a particular computer and a particular operating system
  5. A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively.
  6. A place laid out after a model.
  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.
  8. A light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine. See Orlop.
  9. To place on a platform.
  10. To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.
  11. 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.
  12. A raised level scaffolding: ( mil.) an elevated floor for cannon: a statement of principles to which a body of men declare their adhesion.
  13. Floor of boards; terrace.
  14. A raised floor or surface.
  15. A statement of principles, as of a party.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.

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
  3. The station platform was deserted and bare. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  4. The school platform meant much to Lesbia. – Loyal to the School by Angela Brazil
  5. That was the news with which we were greeted when our train drew up at the platform in Belfast. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  6. He went away with his hand over his mouth, and at that moment a train stopped at the platform. – Waiting for Daylight by Henry Major Tomlinson
  7. Hendrik Rutgers took an innkeeper's notion and made of it the most remarkable platform in the history of party government. – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  8. The girl looked out to see both Mr. and Mrs. Vance standing on the platform watching the outcoming people eagerly. – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  9. We watched him through to the platform and followed. – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison
  10. When Gifford jumped out of the 3. 15 Edith was on the platform. – The Hunt Ball Mystery by Magnay, William
  11. There was a small platform, upon which she and Georg were to stand together. – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings
  12. " Take me," muttered Barry, in a dazed way, and they moved together rapidly across the platform. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  13. Thomas ran along the platform to the carriage where the station- master stood, and both looked in. – The Story of Jessie by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  14. The leading Arab, with his sword in his teeth, was only about a couple of yards or so below the platform. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. " The train is signalled, sir," said the station master, and led the way out to the platform. – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  16. The man who came to that door a minute since is the same whom I saw talking with Mr. Dwerrihouse on the Blackwater platform. – A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards
  17. Jimmie had found Morton at the platform and slipped his hand into Morton's. – Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin Earnest Trotter
  18. Change your platform- or whatever you call it! – An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. She sat down at last on the little platform that served Jean to stand upon for his work. – The Belovéd Traitor by Frank L. Packard
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