- The definition of a dais is a raised area in a room meant for an honored person or a speaker.
An example of a dais is what the King of Thailand's throne sits on while he is speaking.
A throne on a dais.
a platform raised above the floor at one end of a hall or room, as for a throne, seats of honor, a speaker's stand, etc.
Origin of daisMiddle English and amp; Old French deis, high table in a hall ; from Medieval Latin discus, table ; from Classical Latin quoit, discus
A raised platform, as in a lecture hall, for speakers or honored guests.
Origin of daisMiddle English deis, from Anglo-Norman, platform, from Late Latin discus, table, from Latin, discus, quoit; see disk.