platform Definition

  • 1a raised level surface on which people or things can stand
  • 2a statement of the principles and policies of a political party, especially as put forth in an election campaign
  • 3a computer system on which a particular application program runs

Using platform: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "platform" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The speaker stood on the platform to address the crowd.

  • Example

    The train arrived at platform 9.

  • Example

    The company's platform emphasizes environmental sustainability.

  • Example

    The game is available on multiple platforms, including PC and mobile devices.

platform Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using platform

  • having the same ideas or beliefs about something


    We're all on the same platform when it comes to protecting the environment.

  • to start promoting or advocating for a particular cause or idea


    We need to get on the platform and start talking about our plans for education reform.

  • a situation or opportunity that allows for significant improvements or reforms


    The new government is seen as a platform for change by many citizens.

Phrases with platform

  • shoes with thick soles, often made of cork or plastic, that add height to the wearer


    She wore platform shoes to make herself taller.

  • a bed frame that is low to the ground and has a flat, solid base instead of slats


    I prefer a platform bed because it gives me more storage space underneath.

  • a video game genre characterized by jumping between platforms and avoiding obstacles


    Super Mario Bros. is a classic platform game.

Origins of platform

from French 'plate-forme', meaning 'ground plan'


Summary: platform in Brief

A 'platform' [ˈplætfɔːm] is a raised surface for standing or displaying things, such as a train platform or a speaker's platform. It can also refer to a political party's principles or a computer system. Examples include 'The speaker stood on the platform to address the crowd.' and 'The game is available on multiple platforms, including PC and mobile devices.' Phrases like 'platform shoes' and idioms like 'on the same platform' extend the term's meaning.

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