- solid ground on which artillery pieces are mounted.
- a metal stand or base attached to certain types of artillery pieces.
Origin of platform
Examples from the Web for platform
And it must make sure that the platform of debate where we can freely exchange ideas is safe and sound.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Some men have used their declared allyship to build their own platform rather than that of the women they claim to support.
Dynamo is a platform that gives Turkers a collective voice and, consequently, the chance to drive change.Amazon’s Turkers Kick Off the First Crowdsourced Labor Guild|Kevin Zawacki|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He used these markers as a platform to introduce new type of art market to post-war Japan.
Because of this, no one on her campaign staff will let Alicia run on a platform of truth.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism|Regina Lizik|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This was hoisted up bodily and placed on an auctioneer's platform which Mike had found tilted back against the wall in the cellar.Felix O'Day|F. Hopkinson Smith
At this instant the door flew open, and the fight was transferred to the platform, the light and the open air.The Deerslayer|James Fenimore Cooper
Then he came out on the platform, and sank down on a bench, with his grip at his feet.First at the North Pole|Edward Stratemeyer
Rose pointed out to me Mrs. Shelton, seated conspicuously in front of the platform, facing the lecturer.The Home Life of Poe|Susan Archer Weiss
After Adoniram had driven away, they sat in a row on a bench on the platform, with their baggage around them.Jane Field|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for platform
- the thick raised sole of some high-heeled shoes
- (as modifier)platform shoes
Word Origin for platform
Word Origin and History for platform
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.
Science definitions for platform
Culture definitions for platform (1 of 2)
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.