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da·is

 (dā′ĭs, dī′-)
n.
A raised platform, as in a lecture hall, for speakers or honored guests.

[Middle English deis, from Anglo-Norman, platform, from Late Latin discus, table, from Latin, discus, quoit; see disk.]

dais

(ˈdeɪɪs; deɪs)
n
(Furniture) a raised platform, usually at one end of a hall, used by speakers, etc
[C13: from Old French deis, from Latin discus discus]

da•is

(ˈdeɪ ɪs, ˈdaɪ-, deɪs)

n.
a raised platform, as at the front of a room, for a lectern, throne, seats of honor, etc.
[1225–75; Middle English deis < Anglo-French (Old French dois) < Latin discus quoit; see discus]
lectern, podium, dais, rostrum - A lectern is the stand on which the speaker's notes are placed, the podium is the platform on which the speaker and lectern stand, a dais is a platform for several people, and a rostrum is a platform for one or more.
See also related terms for platform.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dais - a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on itdais - a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"

dais

noun platform, stage, podium, rostrum, estrade She sat on the dais along with the other guests of honour.
Translations

dais

[ˈdeɪɪs] Nestrado m

dais

[ˈdeɪɪs] nestrade f

dais

nPodium nt

dais

[ˈdeɪɪs] npedana, palco
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