Definition of dais
: a raised platform (as in a hall or large room) Mounting the dais which had been set up for his use, he swirled the sinister cloak about him and sat down in the Abbot's chair. — Brian Jacques
Examples of dais in a Sentence
the speaker took his place at the front of the dais
Recent Examples of dais from the Web
This year, Magulick and George Manlove, a Sterling assistant for 29 years, both will be on the dais.
At the start of the meeting, Councilman Marty Dean, who sat next to Sharp on the dais, said a few heartfelt words about his fellow council member.
Borgelin unseated a city commissioner who had been on the dais since 2006.
Four large portraits of Cornell were on display on a dais where Morello, actor Josh Brolin and the rocker’s Soundgarden bandmates Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron delivered eulogies under overcast skies at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Four large portraits of Cornell were on display on a dais where Morello, actor Josh Brolin and the rocker's Soundgarden bandmates Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron delivered eulogies under overcast skies at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
When the House Select Intelligence Committee opened its most recent hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election, committee Chairman Devin Nunes was notably absent from the dais.
At times, the citizen’s forum grew so heated that council members and Roberts left the dais to a chorus of boos and jeers, and some officials worried about their own safety.
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DAIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dais for English Language Learners
: a raised platform in a large room or hall that people stand on when performing or speaking to an audience
DAIS Defined for Kids
Definition of dais for Students
: a raised platform (as in a hall or large room) The guest speaker stood on the dais.
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