The definition of a dais is a raised area in a room meant for an honored person or a speaker.noun
An example of a dais is what the King of Thailand's throne sits on while he is speaking.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
noun pl. daises
Origin: ME & OFr deis, high table in a hall < ML discus, table < L, quoit, discus
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Origin: Middle English deis, from Anglo-Norman, platform, from Late Latin discus, table, from Latin, discus, quoit; see disk.