Named one of the 25 “Most Influential Evangelicals” in 2005 by Time, Colson has used his platform to inflame the culture wars.
In the dark, it could be hard to tell which side of the train the platform was on.
The GOP platform itself called for the Fed to be audited and for a commission to look at reestablishing the gold standard.
Social media have created a platform for every single American to become a “virtual first responder,” in word, donation, or deed.
I am using this platform to send a clear message that we will never apologize for defending our country and our citizens.
"I'll wait outside," he said, and went out to the platform again.
Uncle Denny was on the platform before Marshall had ceased speaking.
“That is the ‘Limited,’ across the platform,” explained Rod politely.
The platform was thick with people rushing to find their cars at the last minute.
Bashe does not know herself how she reached the platform with her candles.
1540s, "plan of action, scheme, design," from Middle French plateforme, platte fourme, literally "flat form," from Old French plat "flat" (see plateau (n.)) + forme "form" (see form (n.)). The literal sense of "raised, level surface" in English is first recorded 1550s. Political meaning, "statement of party policies," is from 1803, probably originally an image of a literal platform on which politicians gather, stand, and make their appeals, perhaps influenced by earlier sense of "set of rules governing church doctrine" (first attested 1570s). Railroad station sense is from 1838.
A political party's or candidate's written statement of principles and plans. A platform is usually developed by a committee at the party convention during a presidential campaign.
Specific computer hardware, as in the phrase "platform-independent". It may also refer to a specific combination of hardware and operating system and/or compiler, as in "this program has been ported to several platforms". It is also used to refer to support software for a particular activity, as in "This program provides a platform for research into routing protocols".