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dais

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noun da·is \ˈdā-əs, ÷ˈdī-\

Simple Definition of dais

  • : a raised platform in a large room or hall that people stand on when performing or speaking to an audience

Full Definition of dais

  1. :  a raised platform (as in a hall or large room)

Examples of dais

  1. <the speaker took his place at the front of the dais>



Origin of dais

Middle English deis, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin discus high table, from Latin, dish, quoit — more at dish


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with dais


DAIS Defined for Kids

dais

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noun da·is \ˈdā-əs\

Definition of dais

  1. :  a raised platform (as in a hall or large room) <The guest speaker stood on the dais.>





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