• To furnish with or shape into a platform
  • To place on, or as if on, a platform.
  • To place a train alongside a station platform.
  • To include in a political platform
  • To publish or make visible; to provide a platform for (a topic etc.).
  • To open (a film) in a small number of theaters before a broader release in order to generate enthusiasm.
  • To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.


  • From Middle French plateforme ("a flat form"), from plate (from Old French plat, from Ancient Greek πλατύς ("flat")) + forme (from Latin forma ("shape; figure; form")); compare flatscape.

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