from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Architecture The section of a pedestal between base and surbase.
- n. The lower portion of the wall of a room, decorated differently from the upper section, as with panels.
- n. A rectangular groove cut into a board so that a like piece may be fitted into it.
- n. The groove so cut.
- transitive v. To furnish with a dado.
- transitive v. To cut a dado in.
- transitive v. To fit into a dado.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The section of a pedestal above the base.
- n. The lower portion of an interior wall decorated differently from the upper portion.
- n. The rectangular channel in a board cut across the grain.
- v. To furnish with a dado.
- v. To cut a dado.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That part of a pedestal included between the base and the cornice (or surbase); the die. See Illust. of column.
- n. In any wall, that part of the basement included between the base and the base course. See Base course, under base.
- n. In interior decoration, the lower part of the wall of an apartment when adorned with moldings, or otherwise specially decorated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture: That part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice; the die.
- n. The finishing of the lower part of the walls in the interior of a house, made somewhat to represent the dado of a pedestal, and consisting frequently of a skirting of wood about 3 feet high. The dado is also sometimes represented by wallpaper, India matting, or some textile fabric, or by painting.
- To groove.
- To insert in a groove, as the end of a shelf into its upright.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cut a dado into or fit into a dado
- v. provide with a dado
- n. the section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase
- n. panel forming the lower part of an interior wall when it is finished differently from the rest of the wall
- n. a rectangular groove cut into a board so that another piece can fit into it
Italian, from Latin datum, neuter past participle of dare, to give.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First attested in 1664. From Italian dado. (Wiktionary)