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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dais  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dais 
  n  :  a  platform  raised  above  the  surrounding  level  to  give 
  prominence  to  the  person  on  it  [syn:  {podium},  {pulpit}, 
  {rostrum},  {ambo},  {stump},  {soapbox}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DAIS 
  Distributed  Application  Integration  System  (ORB) 
 
 




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