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.
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noun pl. daises
Origin: ME & OFr deis, high table in a hall < ML discus, table < L, quoit, discus
See dais in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English deis
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman, platform
Origin: , from Late Latin discus, table
Origin: , from Latin, discus, quoit; see disk.
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