Definition of dais
- 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
the speaker took his place at the front of the dais
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: a raised platform in a large room or hall that people stand on when performing or speaking to an audience
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