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
Origin and Etymology 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
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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