(1)   A woman's shoe with a very high thick sole
(2)   A raised horizontal surface
"The speaker mounted the platform"
(3)   Any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons
(4)   The combination of a particular computer and a particular operating system
(5)   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"


Recorded since 1550, from plate-forme, literally "flat form", from plate "flat" (from plat, of uncertain origin) + forme "form" (from forma)


  1. A raised stage from which speeches are made and on which musical and other performances are made.
  2. A political stance on a broad set of issues, which are called planks.
  3. A raised structure from which passengers can enter or leave a train, metro etc.
  4. A set of components shared by several vehicle models.
  5. A particular type of operating system or environment such as a database or other specific software, and/or a particular type of computer or microprocessor, used to describe a particular environment for running other software, or for defining a specific software or hardware environment for discussion purposes.
    That program runs on an X-Window-System platform.
  6. A high shoe type with an extra layer between the inner- and outer soles


  1. To furnish with or shape into a platform
      1. To include in a political platform

        • Noun

          1. A platform, flat surface, notably a dais or stage
          2. A political platform, (electoral) program
          3. A plateau
          4. A flat roof
          5. A ground-plan


          • (physical) podium , verhoog
          • (in a station) perron
          • (political) (kies)programma
          • (ground-plan) plattegrond