Definitions of platform

  1. To place on a platform.
  2. To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.
  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. 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.
  10. A raised level scaffolding: ( mil.) an elevated floor for cannon: a statement of principles to which a body of men declare their adhesion.
  11. Floor of boards; terrace.
  12. A raised floor or surface.
  13. A statement of principles, as of a party.
  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.
  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.
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