1【train】2【for speeches】3【politics】4【structure】5【computers】6【express ideas】7【bus】8【shoes】
1500-1600; Language: French;Origin:
plateforme 'diagram, map'
, from plat 'flat'
+ forme 'form'
the raised place beside a railway track where you get on and off a train in a station The Edinburgh train will depart from platform six.【FOR SPEECHES】
a stage for people to stand on when they are making a speech, performing etc a small raised platform at one end of the room【POLITICS】a) [usually singular]
the main ideas and aims of a political party, especially the ones that they state just before an election
→plank a strong women's rights platform the Labour party platformb)
a chance for someone to express their opinions, especially their political opinionsplatform for The conference provides a platform for people on the left wing of the party.【STRUCTURE】
a tall structure built so that people can stand or work above the surrounding area an oil exploration platform【COMPUTERS】
the type of computer system or software that someone uses the UNIX platform a multimedia platform【EXPRESS IDEAS】
an opportunity to express your ideas to a large number of peopleplatform for We mustn't give these groups a platform for their propaganda.【BUS】BrE
the open part at the back of some double-decker
buses, where passengers get on and off【SHOES】platformsalsoplatform shoes [plural]
shoes that have a thick layer of wood, leather etc under the front part and the heel