Origin of dais
Examples from the Web for dais
A man behind him on the dais has a dust mask slung over his neck.Rudy Giuliani on His 9/11 Bluff, the Museum Controversy and the Rise of ISIS|Josh Robin|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the center of the dais, facing the nominee, sat the committee chair, Democrat Carl Levin of Michigan.How the Chuck Hagel Fight Changed the American Jewish Landscape in Washington|J. J. Goldberg|August 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Activities on stage got projected on giant screens flanking the dais, or on the jumbotron-like rig overhead.
Imagine the next time Calderon ascends the dais to make a political point.Religion And State In Ruth Calderon's Knesset Speech|Zachary Braiterman|February 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He walked to the dais and delivered a beautiful speech in perfect English.
Again the door was thrown open, and this time the Dean ushered the Prince into the chamber, and conducted him toward the dais.The Prince of India, Volume II|Lew. Wallace
On the dais the couches were arranged in two rows and between them, in the center, was a single couch raised above the others.The People of the Crater|Andrew North
He was gravely led up to the dais, where stood the lady of the Manor, by the steward bearing his wand of office.The Golden Dog|William Kirby
The room was the audience chamber of the palace, and the magnate of the occasion invited her to a seat on the dais at his side.Four Young Explorers|Oliver Optic
Not knowing what to do, Alan stepped on to the dais, the painted man scowling at him as he passed.The Yellow God|H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for dais
Word Origin for dais
Word Origin and History for dais
mid-13c., from Anglo-French deis, Old French dais "table, platform," from Latin discus "disk-shaped object," also, by medieval times, "table," from Greek diskos "quoit, disk, dish." Died out in English c.1600, preserved in Scotland, revived 19c. by antiquarians.