dais

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noun da·is \ˈdā-əs, ÷ˈdī-\

Definition of dais

  1. :  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

  1. 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

dais

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noun da·is \ˈdā-əs, ÷ˈdī-\

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

dais

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noun da·is \ˈdā-əs\

Definition of dais for Students

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



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