- 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 platformspodium, terrace, floor, policy, program, manifesto, plank, principle, scaffolding, scaffold, pulpit, dais, rostrum, staging, belvedere, stump, soapbox
Examples from the Web for platforms
Contemporary Examples of platforms
With top-notch designers, developers, and producers, they can even transform their own platforms.Why Isn't Silicon Valley Doing More to Fight Ebola?
October 8, 2014
But it regards these as platforms -- as the beginning, not the end of the process.Font of Invention
September 18, 2014
Kinja and Twitter are perfect examples of platforms and technologies that could have been built differently.Will the Internet Ever Be Safe for Women?
August 28, 2014
Set on a mountaintop, the complex is layered, with platforms, walls, and other areas where people line up to watch those entering.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple
August 21, 2014
According to Russianoff, leakage is as much a problem on the platforms as it is are inside the cars.Leaky Ceilings, Catcalls, and Uncaged Pythons: 4 Hours on NYC’s Worst Subway
August 8, 2014
Historical Examples of platforms
The greetings of friends on the platforms at the different stations only made him sigh.Life in London
The other platforms were occasionally dropping them: I had been too hasty, too prodigal.
The concrete was shoveled from the platforms to place and rammed.
The tower had two platforms, one at the top carrying two 10-cu.
In 1876 the topic had been more prominent in the platforms, but not in the canvass.The New Nation
Frederic L. Paxson
- 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.