dais dais  /ˈdeɪz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The supporters worked furiously to construct a huge dais in time for their leader's visit.
  2. It was a strange sight to see political rivals sharing the same dais.
  3. There was so much jostling on the dais that one of its support gave way.

News

  1. Galt Council chamber renovations nearly finished

    What: The Galt City Council chamber improvement project is nearing completion. A new laminated dais top and front as well as a new city emblem are being installed. New wall surfacing and paint will cover the old, outdated wall paneling.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Lodi News-Sentinel

  2. From sound stage to global stage: Eva Longoria takes a seat at annual Clinton meeting

    It wasn't long ago that Eva Longoria was more likely to share a dais with fellow actresses like Teri Hatcher or Felicity Huffman than with a former president of the United States, business leaders, or heads of foundations. But the “Desperate Housewives” star is now turning heads as a political power broker and prominent Latino issues advocate.On Thursday, Longoria will participate in a panel ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Dania Beach commissioner Flury quits during meeting

    Commissioner Pat Flury read a farewell speech from the dais Tuesday night, telling a stunned crowd she plans to leave office, effective immediately.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

Quotes

  1. "They are demanding an apology from Khan for his remarks on Pakistani players. But Bachchan was seen a couple of days ago sharing the dais with Pakistani artistes and reciting poems. If Khan has to apologise, then why not Bachchan," Raj...
    on Feb 11, 2010 By: Raj Thackeray Source: Times of India

  2. "I've visualised the competition," Hooker said. "The way I want to jump, my whole thinking is all about perfecting the process. I'm not thinking about standing on the dais, I am imagining myself in the Bird's Nest and the way I will jump, I...
    on Jun 21, 2008 By: Steve Hooker Source: The Age

  3. "Musharraf enjoyed songs by Rafi in the evening. He listened to his favourite song 'Chal Urr Jaa Rey Panchi Key Aab Yeh Dais Hoa Begana'. After enjoying music he called a friend in the evening and told him 'I am here, I will not run away I am not a...
    on Aug 20, 2008 By: Hamid Mir Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

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