What does dais mean?

Definitions for daisˈdeɪ ɪs, ˈdaɪ-, deɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, ambo, stump, soapbox(noun)

    a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it


  1. dais(Noun)

    A raised platform in a room for dignified occupancy.

  2. Origin: From deis < ( deis, dois) < discus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dais(noun)

    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

  2. Dais(noun)

    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. Dais(noun)

    a canopy over the seat of a person of dignity

  4. Origin: [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. Dais

    A dais is any raised platform located either in or outside of a room or enclosure, often for dignified occupancy, as at the front of a lecture hall or sanctuary. At military parades, the dais is the raised, sometimes covered, platform from where the troops are reviewed, addresses made and salutes taken. Historically, the dais was a part of the floor at the end of a medieval hall, raised a step above the rest of the room. On this the lord of the manor dined with his intimates at the high table, apart from the followers and servants. In medieval halls there was generally a deep recessed bay window at one or at each end of the dais, supposed to be for retirement or greater privacy than the open hall could afford. In life drawing rooms of art schools, the platform where the model poses for the students is sometimes referred to as the dais.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dais

    dā′is, n. a raised floor at the upper end of the dining-hall where the high table stood: a raised floor with a seat and canopy: the canopy over an altar, &c. [O. Fr. dais—Low L. discus, a table—L. discus, a quoit—Gr. diskos, a disc.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dais in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dais in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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