Dais vs. Podium

Dais vs. Podium — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Dais and Podium

Daisnoun

A raised platform, as in a lecture hall, for speakers or honored guests.

Podiumnoun

An elevated platform, as for an orchestra conductor or public speaker.

Daisnoun

A raised platform in a room for a high table, a seat of honour, a throne, or other dignified occupancy; a similar platform supporting a lectern, pulpit, etc., which may be used to speak from.

Podiumnoun

A stand for holding the notes of a public speaker; a lectern.

Daisnoun

A bench, a settle, a pew.

Podiumnoun

A low wall serving as a foundation.

Daisnoun

(obsolete) An elevated table in a hall at which important people were seated; a high table.

Podiumnoun

A wall circling the arena of an ancient amphitheater.

Daisnoun

The canopy over an altar, etc.

Podiumnoun

(Biology) A structure resembling or functioning as a foot.

Daisnoun

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

Podiumverb

To complete a competition, especially a race, as one of the top three contestants, usually being honored while standing on a podium.

Podiumnoun

A platform on which to stand, as when conducting an orchestra or preaching at a pulpit.

Podiumnoun

(sometimes proscribed) A stand used to hold notes when speaking publicly.

Podiumnoun

A steepled platform upon which the three competitors with the best results may stand when being handed their medals or prize.

Podiumnoun

(sports) A result amongst the best three at a competition.

Podiumnoun

A low wall, serving as a foundation, a substructure, or a terrace wall.

Podiumnoun

The dwarf wall surrounding the arena of an amphitheatre, from the top of which the seats began.

Podiumnoun

The masonry under the stylobate of a temple, sometimes a mere foundation, sometimes containing chambers.

Podiumnoun

A foot or footstalk.

Podiumverb

To finish in the top three at an event or competition.

The swimmer podiumed three times at the Olympics.

Podiumnoun

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