- a raised platform, as at the front of a room, for a lectern, throne, seats of honor, etc.
Origin of dais
Examples from the Web for daises
Historical Examples of daises
Your poor wife,—down with the daises; I know all, and she shall hear too.The Claverings
- a raised platform, usually at one end of a hall, used by speakers, etc
Word Origin for dais
Word Origin and History for daises
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.