Dado definition

dādō
The lower portion of the wall of a room that is decorated differently from the upper section, as with panels.
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A rectangular groove cut into a board so that a like piece may be fitted into it.
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The groove so cut.
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To furnish with a dado.
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To cut a dado in.
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To fit into a dado.
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The part of a pedestal between the cap and the base.
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The lower part of the wall of a room if decorated differently from the upper part, as with panels or an ornamental border.
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A rectangular groove cut in the side of one board so that another board may be fitted into it usually at right angles.
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The joint thus made.
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To furnish with a dado.
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To fit into a dado groove.
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(architecture) The section of a pedestal above the base.
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(architecture) The lower portion of an interior wall decorated differently from the upper portion.
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(carpentry) The rectangular channel in a board cut across the grain.
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To furnish with a dado.
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To cut a dado.
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(architecture) The section of a pedestal between base and surbase.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dado
Plural:
dadoes, dados

Origin of dado

  • Italian from Latin datum neuter past participle of dare to give dō- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested in 1664. From Italian dado.

    From Wiktionary