Meaning of “dais” in the English Dictionary

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"dais" in British English

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daisnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdeɪ.ɪs/ /deɪs/ us /ˈdeɪ.ɪs/ /deɪs/

Examples from literature

  • A dais has been put up at one end of it. 
  • At one end was a dais and an organ, and at intervals down the room stood long tables. 
  • The King took his place on the dais and watched the dancing. 
  • The dais and the throne are draped in black. 
  • The tiers on the left of the dais are for diplomatists. 

(Definition of “dais” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)