2. An ornamental dish for the table; a tray or salver.
(Plate"ful) n.; pl. Platefuls Enough to fill a plate; as much as a plate will hold.
(Plate"-gilled`) a. (Zoöl.) Having flat, or leaflike, gills, as the bivalve mollusks.
(Pla"tel) n. [OF. See Plateau.] A small dish.
(Plat"en) n. [F. platine, fr. plat flat. See Plate, and cf. Platin.] (Mach.) (a) The part of a
printing press which presses the paper against the type and by which the impression is made. (b)
Hence, an analogous part of a typewriter, on which the paper rests to receive an impression. (c) The
movable table of a machine tool, as a planer, on which the work is fastened, and presented to the action
of the tool; also called table.
(Plat"er) n. One who plates or coats articles with gold or silver; as, a silver plater.
2. A machine for calendering paper.
(Plat`er*esque") a. [Sp. resco, from plata silver.] (Arch.) Resembling silver plate; said
of certain architectural ornaments.
(Plat"e*trope) n. [Gr. breadth + to turn.] (Anat.) One of a pair of a paired organs.
(Plat"form`) n. [Plat, a. + -form: cf. F. plateforme.]
1. A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively. [Obs.] Bacon.
2. A place laid out after a model. [Obs.]
lf the platform just reflects the order.Pope.
3. 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.
4. 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. "The platform of Geneva." Hooker.
5. (Naut.) A light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine. See
Platform car, a railway car without permanent raised sides or covering; a fat. Platform scale, a
weighing machine, with a flat platform on which objects are weighed.
(Plat"form`), v. t.
1. To place on a platform. [R.]
2. To form a plan of; to model; to lay out. [Obs.]
Church discipline is platformed in the Bible.Milton.