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Meaning of DAIS

Pronunciation:  'deyis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
 

DAIS is a 4 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: ambo, podium, pulpit, rostrum, soapbox, stump
 
 See Also: platform

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Da"is\ (d[=a]"[i^]s), n. [OE. deis, des, table, dais, OF.
deis table, F. dais a canopy, L. discus a quoit, a dish (from
the shape), LL., table, fr. Gr. ? a quoit, a dish. See
{Dish}.]
1. The high or principal table, at the end of a hall, at
   which the chief guests were seated; also, the chief seat
   at the high table. [Obs.]

2. A platform slightly raised above the floor of a hall or
   large room, giving distinction to the table and seats
   placed upon it for the chief guests.

3. A canopy over the seat of a person of dignity. [Obs.]
   --Shiply.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: balcony, bench, catafalque, chair, curule chair, emplacement, estrade, floor, gallery, heliport, helm, hustings, landing, landing pad, landing stage, launching pad, platform, podium, pulpit, rostrum, saddle, seat, seat of power, seat of state, soapbox, stage, step terrace, stump, terrace, tribunal, tribune, woolsack
 

 

 

 

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