- solid ground on which artillery pieces are mounted.
- a metal stand or base attached to certain types of artillery pieces.
Origin of platform
Synonyms for platform
Related Words for platformpodium, terrace, floor, policy, program, manifesto, plank, principle, scaffolding, scaffold, pulpit, dais, rostrum, staging, belvedere, stump, soapbox
Examples from the Web for platform
Contemporary Examples of 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
Some men have used their declared allyship to build their own platform rather than that of the women they claim to support.Tech’s Male ‘Feminists’ Aren’t Helping
Cate Huston, Karen Catlin
December 8, 2014
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
December 3, 2014
He used these markers as a platform to introduce new type of art market to post-war Japan.Takashi Murakami’s Art From Disaster
November 28, 2014
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
November 24, 2014
Historical Examples of platform
The station-master was standing on the platform, superintending the removal of a trunk.Brave and Bold
Upon this as a platform of purpose and of action we can stand together.
When she met him on the platform she had a little shock at seeing him changed.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
I want us all on a platform where we shall start in equal ignorance and get on together.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
And she seemed about to crush it on the top of the stone balustrade at the edge of the platform.The Trail Book
- the thick raised sole of some high-heeled shoes
- (as modifier)platform shoes
Word Origin 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.
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.