Dais definition

dāĭs, dī-
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A raised platform, as in a lecture hall, for speakers or honored guests.
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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.
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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.

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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of dais - deis

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dais
Plural:
daises, dases

Origin of dais

  • Middle English deis from Anglo-Norman platform from Late Latin discus table from Latin discus, quoit disk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English deis < Anglo-Norman (Old French deis, dois) < Latin discus.

    From Wiktionary