1. A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively. [Obs.]
2. A place laid out after a model. [Obs.]
lf the platform just reflects the order. --Pope.
3. 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.
4. A declaration of the principles upon which a person, a sect, or a party proposes to stand; a declared policy or system; as, the Saybrook platform; a political platform. “The platform of Geneva.”
5. Naut. A light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine. See Orlop.
Platform car, a railway car without permanent raised sides or covering; a f░at.
Platform scale, a weighing machine, with a flat platform on which objects are weighed.
Plat·form, v. t.
1. To place on a platform. [R.]
2. To form a plan of; to model; to lay out. [Obs.]
Church discipline is platformed in the Bible. --Milton.
n 1: a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the
2: a document stating the aims and principles of a political
party; "their candidate simply ignored the party
platform"; "they won the election even though they offered
no positive program" [syn: political platform, political
3: the combination of a particular computer and a particular
4: any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons [syn: weapons
5: a woman's shoe with a very high thick sole [syn: chopine,