The term dais refers to a raised platform or platform-like structure used to elevate furniture or people for ceremonial or formal purposes. It is often found in dining rooms, banquet halls, or traditional architecture. A dais typically provides prominence to the occupants or furniture placed on it, emphasizing their importance or creating a focal point. It can be adorned with decorative elements such as steps, railings, or canopy-like structures. Raised platform at one end of medieval rooms, upon which was the table for the master, and the retainers sat below.