Definitions for dadoˈdeɪ doʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

da•doˈdeɪ doʊ(n.)(pl.)-does.

  1. Category: Architecture

    Ref: Also called die. 2 4

  2. the lower broad part of an interior wall when distinctively finished with wallpaper, paneling, paint, etc.

    Category: Architecture

  3. a groove or rectangular section in a board for receiving the end of another board.

    Category: Building Trades

  4. (v.t.)to provide with a dado.

    Category: Architecture, Building Trades

  5. dado in, to insert (a board or the like) into a dado.

    Category: Building Trades, Verb Phrase

Origin of dado:

1655–65; < It: die, cube, pedestal, perh. < Ar dad game

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wainscot, dado(noun)

    panel forming the lower part of an interior wall when it is finished differently from the rest of the wall

  2. dado(noun)

    the section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase

  3. dado(verb)

    a rectangular groove cut into a board so that another piece can fit into it

  4. dado(verb)

    provide with a dado

    "The owners wanted to dado their dining room"

  5. dado(verb)

    cut a dado into or fit into a dado

Wiktionary

  1. dado(Noun)

    The section of a pedestal above the base.

  2. dado(Noun)

    The lower portion of an interior wall decorated differently from the upper portion.

  3. dado(Noun)

    The rectangular channel in a board cut across the grain.

  4. dado(Verb)

    To furnish with a dado.

  5. dado(Verb)

    To cut a dado.

  6. Origin: First attested in 1664. From dado.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dado(noun)

    that part of a pedestal included between the base and the cornice (or surbase); the die. See Illust. of Column

  2. Dado(noun)

    in any wall, that part of the basement included between the base and the base course. See Base course, under Base

  3. Dado(noun)

    in interior decoration, the lower part of the wall of an apartment when adorned with moldings, or otherwise specially decorated

Freebase

  1. Dado

    In architectural terminology, the dado is the lower part of a wall, below the dado rail and above the skirting board. The word is borrowed from Italian meaning "die" or plinth, This area is dramatically given a decorative treatment different from that for the upper part of the wall; for example panelling, wainscoting or lincrusta. The purpose of the dado treatment to a wall is twofold: historically, the panelling below the dado rail was installed to cover the lower part of the wall, which was subject to stains associated with rising damp; additionally the dado rail provided protection from furniture, in particular the backs of chairs. In modern homes, the dado treatment is generally aesthetic. The name derives from the architectural term for the part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

given(adjective)

stated

to do a job at a given time.

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