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
Student member C. Milton Wright senior Matt Resnik was sworn in Monday as the student representative on the board of education and assumed his seat on the dais.
After two four-year terms on the dais, Guidry can't run for reelection.
As reporters squeezed into a conference room, Trump was seated at the center of a makeshift dais flanked by four women well known to veteran political reporters: Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathy Shelton, and Paula Jones.
Divide and replant perennials including shasta daises, gerbera, bromeliads and many bulbs.
Speaking on the dais, Hoiberg pointed to how only five teams last season used five players who were in their first and second year as rotation players.
The year leading up a prospect’s moment on the dais—and the many before it—
Deerfield Beach’s second-longest serving mayor died Monday after an illness that led to her retirement from the dais earlier this year, according to the city.
Susan Collins (Maine): On the committee since 2013, Collins is also among the president’s most vocal critics in regards to the Russia affair — so her turn on the dais will also be worth watching.
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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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