American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- v. To furnish with a dado.
- v. To cut a dado in.
- v. To fit into a dado.
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.
- n. architecture The section of a pedestal above the base.
- n. architecture The lower portion of an interior wall decorated differently from the upper portion.
- n. carpentry The rectangular channel in a board cut across the grain.
- v. transitive To furnish with a dado.
- v. transitive To cut a dado.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That part of a pedestal included between the base and the cornice (or surbase); the die. See
- 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.
- 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
- First attested in 1664. From Italian dado. (Wiktionary)
- Italian, from Latin datum, neuter past participle of dare, to give. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The ermine emblematically depicted in the dado is elsewhere suspended from the collar that Federico had received from the king of Naples; in each studiolo this collar dangles from a drawer or cabinet.”
“This custom of decorating the walls of a building with triangles placed at intervals on the upper edge of a dado is a feature of cliff-house kivas, as shown in”
Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895 Seventeenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1895-1896, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1898, pages 519-744
“The floor was of plain cut but elegant tiles, and the dado was a more intricate pattern of the same in shades of blue, green, and yellow, interspersed with black, but relieved by an abundance of greeny white.”
“A coved ceiling sprang from the cornice, and both ceiling and walls were decorated with paintings, in distemper, of mythological subjects; the lower portion of the wall, however, having what is, I believe, termed a dado, ornamented with a diaper pattern, each square of which contained a conventional representation of a different flower.”
“Later, the upper half, or two-thirds of the panelling, was left off, and only a low panelling, or "dado," remained.”
“There are rich Persian rugs over the polished oak floor; a high oak chimney-piece, with blue tiles inserted into it in every direction, and decorated with old Nankin china bowls and jars; a wide grate below, where logs of wood are blazing between brass bars; quantities of spindle-legged Chippendale furniture all over the room, and a profusion of rich gold embroidery and "textile fabrics" of all descriptions lighting up the carved oak "dado" and the sombre sage green of the walls.”
“En esta zona hay una gran cantidad de manantiales de aguas termales, consideradas como terapéuticas o curativas, lo que ha dado origen al establecimiento de balnearios como: Laguna Larga, San Alejo, Doña Celia, Campamento Turístico Los Azufres, Tejamaniles, Eréndira.”
“Le deberian haber dado un escenario principal durante la noche, a donde pertenece!”
“Ya se han dado a conocer los nombres de los ganadores del WAF, el World Architecture Festival, entre los que se encuentra el Pabellón de España para la Expo de Shangai 2010, obra de Benedetta Tagliabue”
“Japan: Reactions to the Japanese tourist rip-off in Italy: parece que en Italia los turistas japoneses tienen fama de aceptar casi cualquier precio que se les pida, y esto ha dado lugar a una serie de problemas recientes.”
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