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  1. a slightly raised platform in a room or hall.
  2. a platform, as for a throne or bed of state.
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Origin of estrade

1690–1700; < French < Spanish estrado part of a room in which a carpet is spread < Latin strātum; see stratum
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Examples from the Web for estrade

Historical Examples

  • Von Francius returned to his estrade, Eugen to his seat, and the concert began.

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • An estrade had been erected from Logaorden to the landing-place.

  • All eyes turned to the estrade reserved for the Flemish envoys.

  • The cardinal halted for a moment on the threshold of the estrade.

  • The estrade was invaded; everybody wished to shake hands with Mutimer.


    George Gissing

British Dictionary definitions for estrade


  1. a dais or raised platform
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Word Origin

C17: from French, from Spanish estrado carpeted floor, from Latin: stratum
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