- 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.
dais definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French deis, high table in a hall ; from Midieval Latin discus, table ; from Classical Latin quoit, discus
dais definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English deis, from Anglo-Norman, platform, from Late Latin discus, table, from Latin, discus, quoit; see disk.