Da"is (d&amac;"&icr;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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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