Dais meaning

dā'ĭs, dī'-
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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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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Origin of dais

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