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Definition of Platform

Platform n. means: 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.

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Platform n. means: 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.

Meaning of Platform

Platform (n.) means: 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.

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Platform (n.): 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.

Shamble (n.): One of a succession of niches or platforms, one above another, to hold ore which is thrown successively from platform to platform, and thus raised to a higher level.

Flat (n.): A car without a roof, the body of which is a platform without sides; a platform car.

Elevator (n.): A cage or platform and the hoisting machinery in a hotel, warehouse, mine, etc., for conveying persons, goods, etc., to or from different floors or levels; -- called in England a lift; the cage or platform itself.

Platform (v. t.): To place on a platform.

Stoop (n.): Originally, a covered porch with seats, at a house door; the Dutch stoep as introduced by the Dutch into New York. Afterward, an out-of-door flight of stairs of from seven to fourteen steps, with platform and parapets, leading to an entrance door some distance above the street; the French perron. Hence, any porch, platform, entrance stairway, or small veranda, at a house door.

Platform (n.): A place laid out after a model.

Platform (v. t.): To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.

Foretop (n.): The platform at the head of the foremast.

Bema (n.): A platform from which speakers addressed an assembly.

Footboard (n.): The platform for the engineer and fireman of a locomotive.

Stage (n.): A platform, often floating, serving as a kind of wharf.

Mount (n.): To get up on anything, as a platform or scaffold; especially, to seat one's self on a horse for riding.

Roundtop (n.): A top; a platform at a masthead; -- so called because formerly round in shape.

Pulpit (n.): A desk, or platform, for an orator or public speaker.

Maintop (n.): The platform about the head of the mainmast in square-rigged vessels.

Platform (n.): A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively.

Genouillere (n.): That part of a parapet which lies between the gun platform and the bottom of an embrasure.

Quarterpace (n.): A platform of a staircase where the stair turns at a right angle only. See Halfpace.

Riser (n.): Any small upright face, as of a seat, platform, veranda, or the like.

Hustings (n. pl.): The platform on which candidates for Parliament formerly stood in addressing the electors.

Flat (n.): A platform on wheel, upon which emblematic designs, etc., are carried in processions.

Terreplein (n.): The top, platform, or horizontal surface, of a rampart, on which the cannon are placed. See Illust. of Casemate.

Weighbridge (n.): A weighing machine on which loaded carts may be weighed; platform scales.

Parapet (n.): A low wall, especially one serving to protect the edge of a platform, roof, bridge, or the like.

Platform (n.): A light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine. See Orlop.

Footpace (n.): A dais, or elevated platform; the highest step of the altar; a landing in a staircase.

Stage (n.): An elevated platform on which an orator may speak, a play be performed, an exhibition be presented, or the like.

Barbette (n.): A mound of earth or a platform in a fortification, on which guns are mounted to fire over the parapet.

Cage (n.): The box, bucket, or inclosed platform of a lift or elevator; a cagelike structure moving in a shaft.

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Words, slangs, sentences and phrases similar to Platform

Meaning of Top

Top means: on square:rigged ships, a platform at the masthead resting on the trestletrees and crosstrees. In addition to being a work platform, it extended the topmast shrouds to give additional support to the topmast.

Meaning of llevar a alguien en andas

llevar a alguien en andas means: carry someone on one’s shoulders. (lit.: to carry someone on a portable platform. An “andas” literally refers to a portable platform)

Meaning of Pier

Pier means: A loading platform extending at an angle from the shore.

Meaning of Pier

Pier means: A loading/landing platform or structure extending at an angle from the shore.

Meaning of Gangway

Gangway means: (1) A narrow portable platform used as a passage, by persons entering or leaving a vessel moored alongside a pier. (2) "Get out of my way!"

Meaning of MIXED LOAD

MIXED LOAD means: Truckload of mail sacks and parcels for many destinations sent from storage car to the yard (an outside platform) for further separation before forwarding

Meaning of Floor

Floor means: Lower part of a transverse frame running each side of the keelson to the bilges; a virtually horizontal platform extending to the ship's sides.

Meaning of Back fall

Back fall means:     A standing back dive from the tip of the diving board or platform, used to practice entries. See also: Lineup.

Meaning of Bird's Nest

Bird's Nest means: A small round platform, smaller than a Crow's Nest, which was placed at the top of the mast to provide a greater range of vision from a ship at sea.

Meaning of Drydock

Drydock means: A narrow basin or vessel used for the construction, maintenance, and repair of ships, boats, and other watercraft that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated in, then drained to allow that load to come to rest on a dry platform.

Meaning of Weather Ship

Weather Ship means: A ship stationed in the ocean as a platform for surface and upper air meteorological observations. Used in weather forecasting.

Meaning of momentarily

momentarily means: adj for a moment. Not to be confused with the U.S. definition, “in a moment.” I was alerted to this by a Brit who heard a station announcement in Chicago that his train would be “stopping momentarily at platform 6” and was unsure as to whether he was supposed to take a running leap to get into it before it left.

Meaning of Beakhead

Beakhead means: 1. The ram on the prow of a fighting galley of ancient and medieval times. 2. The protruding part of the foremost section of a sailing ship of the 16th to the 18th century, usually ornate, used as a working platform by sailors handling the sails of the bowsprit. It also housed the crew's heads (toilets).

Meaning of Floating Dry Dock

Floating Dry Dock means: dry dock that can be submerged under a vessel and then raised , a drydock is a narrow basin or vessel that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated in, then drained to allow that load to come to rest on a dry platform. Drydocks are used for the construction, maintenance, and repair of ships, boats, and other watercraft

Meaning of As the crow flies

As the crow flies means: A direct line between two points. When lost or unsure of their position in coastal waters, Viking ships would release a caged crow. The crow would fly straight towards the nearest land thus giving the vessel some sort of a navigational fix. The tallest lookout platform on a ship came to be know as the crow's nest.

Meaning of Sponson

Sponson means: (1) Any of several structures that project from the side of a boat or ship, especially a gun platform. (2) Appendages added to the side of a vessel, such as a canoe or kayak, to aid in stability. (3) A pontoon:like hull, or portion of a hull, that provides lift. A three:point hydroplane has two sponsons, one each side of the main hull.

Meaning of brothel creepers

brothel creepers means: Popular sort of footwear with very thick flat rubber soles that allow you to walk almost silently. Very useful for creeping up behind people to give them wedgies or cop a feel. Similar to the platform soles favoured by "Baby Spice" but worn (usu.) by males. (ed: I used to wear these in the 1960's and got nicknamed 'creeping jesus' by my mates)

Meaning of Crow's Nest

Crow's Nest means: (1) A small lookout platform with a protective railing and windscreen, located near the top of a ship's mast or superstructure (2) A barrel or cylindrical box fixed to the mast-head of an arctic, whaling or other ship, as a shelter for the look-out man. (The term came into the English language around 1604, for land use but was not commonly used as a nautical term until 1818.)

Meaning of Beakhead

Beakhead means: The protruding part of the foremost section of a sailing ship. It was fitted on sailing vessels from the 16th to the 18th century and served as a working platform by sailors working the sails of the bowsprit, The beakhead also housed the crew's toilets (head), which would drop refuse straight into the sea without sullying the ship's hull unnecessarily.

Meaning of Bearing Drawing Right/Left

Bearing Drawing Right/Left means: The movement, left or right, of the bearing to an object in motion relative to your platform. If the object's bearing is moving to the left or right then the object will likely pass either forward or aft of your ship. See Closing on a Steady Bearing.

Meaning of Platform

Platform means: 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.

Meaning of Shamble

Shamble means: One of a succession of niches or platforms, one above another, to hold ore which is thrown successively from platform to platform, and thus raised to a higher level.

Meaning of Flat

Flat means: A car without a roof, the body of which is a platform without sides; a platform car.

Meaning of Elevator

Elevator means: A cage or platform and the hoisting machinery in a hotel, warehouse, mine, etc., for conveying persons, goods, etc., to or from different floors or levels; -- called in England a lift; the cage or platform itself.

Meaning of Platform

Platform means: To place on a platform.

Meaning of Stoop

Stoop means: Originally, a covered porch with seats, at a house door; the Dutch stoep as introduced by the Dutch into New York. Afterward, an out-of-door flight of stairs of from seven to fourteen steps, with platform and parapets, leading to an entrance door some distance above the street; the French perron. Hence, any porch, platform, entrance stairway, or small veranda, at a house door.

Meaning of Platform

Platform means: A place laid out after a model.

Meaning of Platform

Platform means: To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.

Meaning of Foretop

Foretop means: The platform at the head of the foremast.

Meaning of Bema

Bema means: A platform from which speakers addressed an assembly.

Meaning of Footboard

Footboard means: The platform for the engineer and fireman of a locomotive.

Meaning of Stage

Stage means: A platform, often floating, serving as a kind of wharf.

Meaning of Mount

Mount means: To get up on anything, as a platform or scaffold; especially, to seat one's self on a horse for riding.

Meaning of Roundtop

Roundtop means: A top; a platform at a masthead; -- so called because formerly round in shape.

Meaning of Pulpit

Pulpit means: A desk, or platform, for an orator or public speaker.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Admire

Admire means: To regard with wonder and delight; to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love, or reverence; to estimate or prize highly; as, to admire a person of high moral worth, to admire a landscape.

Meaning of Compass

Compass means: A pair of compasses.

Meaning of Gemini

Gemini means: A constellation of the zodiac, containing the two bright stars Castor and Pollux; also, the third sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about May 20th.

Meaning of Joggle

Joggle means: A notch or tooth in the joining surface of any piece of building material to prevent slipping; sometimes, but incorrectly, applied to a separate piece fitted into two adjacent stones, or the like.

Meaning of Rise

Rise means: To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this elm rises to the height of seventy feet.

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of SCRIPT

SCRIPT means: Script is theatre slang for an author's written copy of a work.Script is American slang for a prescription, especially one for narcotic drugs.

Meaning of SIGHT

SIGHT means: Sight is slang for a good deal, a large amount. Sight is slang for something shocking.Sight is Australian slang for to tolerate. Sight is Australian slang for to observe.

Meaning of biznatch

biznatch means: Code word for "bitch" and/or a female with a bad attitude.  "Shelia a straight biznatch; she never give my play." 

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