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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.]
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(Furniture) a raised platform, usually at one end of a hall, used by speakers, etc
[C13: from Old French deis, from Latin discus discus]
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da•is(ˈdeɪ ɪs, ˈdaɪ-, deɪs)
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]
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|Noun||1.||dais - 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"
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noun platform, stage, podium, rostrum, estrade She sat on the dais along with the other guests of honour.
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dais[ˈdeɪɪs] N → estrado m
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dais[ˈdeɪɪs] n → estrade f
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n → Podium nt
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