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Dictionary Definition

dado

Noun

1 panel forming the lower part of an interior wall when it is finished differently from the rest [syn: wainscot]
2 the section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase
3 a rectangular groove cut into a board so that another piece can fit into it

Verb

1 provide with a dado; "The owners wanted to dado their dining room"
2 cut a dado into or fit into a dado [also: dadoes (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

First attested in 1664. From dado#Italian.

Pronunciation

  • italbrac RP /ˈdeɪdəʊ/
  • italbrac US /ˈdeɪdoʊ/
  • Rhymes with: -eɪdəʊ

Noun

  1. In the context of "architecture": The section of a pedestal above the base.
  2. In the context of "architecture": The lower portion of an interior wall decorated differently from the upper portion.
  3. In the context of "carpentry": The groove in a tongue and groove board.

Verb

  1. To furnish with a dado.
  2. To cut a dado.

Derived terms

Italian

Etymology

Uncertain. Perhaps from datum#Latin, thrown, or from Arabic اعداد, numbers.

Noun

  1. A die or dice.
  2. A stock cube.

Portuguese

Etymology

From Classical Arabic اعداد, numbers.

Noun

  1. A die.

Verb

dado
  1. past participle of dar, to give

Spanish

Etymology

From Classical Arabic اعداد, numbers.

Noun

  1. A die or dice.

Verb

es-verb-form dar

Extensive Definition

Dado may refer to:
  • Dado (architecture), an architectural term
  • Dado (joinery), a woodworking joint
  • Dado, Nickname of Israeli Lt. Gen. David Elazar, the IDF's chief of staff during the Yom Kippur War. Also, the title of a bestselling biography (Dado: 48 Years and 20 Days) of David Elazar written by Hanoch Bartov.
  • Saint Ouen, also known as Dado
  • Dado Pršo, Croatian football player.
  • Dado, a 10th century bishop of Verdun.
  • Dado, Afghanistan, the district center of Zana Khan district in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
dado in German: Dado
dado in Italian: Dado
dado in Sicilian: Dadu

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