n. raised platform for guests of honor
When he approached the dais, he was greeted by cheers from the people who had come to honor him.
Sentence in Classic:
The Blessed Sacrament had been removed from the tabernacle and the first benches had been driven back so as to leave the dais of the altar and the space before it free.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
And the Council of Vocations sat on a high dais, and they had but two words to speak to each of the Students.
For about one quarter of the length of the apartment, the floor was raised by a step, and this space, which was called the dais, was occupied only by the principal members of the family, and visitors of distinction.
It was a long chamber with a step separating the dais where the family sat from the lower portion reserved for their dependents.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
Dorian Gray stepped up on the dais with the air of a young Greek martyr, and made a little moue of discontent to Lord Henry, to whom he had rather taken a fancy.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde Context