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  1. Dao

    Dao is a category of single-edge Chinese sword primarily used for slashing and chopping, often called a broadsword in English translation because some varieties have wide blades. In China, the dao is known as one of the four major weapons, along with the gun, qiang, and the jian (sword), and referred to as "The General of All Weapons". Dao is actually a generic word used to denote any member of a family of single-edged, broad-bladed cutting or slicing tools, but in common, everyday usage means knife. The weapon, also known as dan dao when just one is used, is thereby thought to be an adaptation of the kitchen knives common to Chinese cuisine. Dao also appears in the names of such polearms as the pudao and guan dao, due to the knife-like shape of their blades.

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  1. DAO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dao is ranked #3220 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dao surname appeared 11,211 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname Dao.

    94.3% or 10,580 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.9% or 215 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.7% or 192 total occurrences were White.
    1% or 115 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.8% or 99 total occurrences were Black.
    0% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Anagrams for dao »

  1. oda

  2. ado

  3. ADO

  4. AoD

  5. do a

  6. DOA

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dao in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dao in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of dao in a Sentence

  1. Larry Krasner:

    The DAO Special Investigation Unit responded to todays fatal shooting of a civilian by police shortly after it occurred, and has been on scene with other DAO personnel since that time investigating, as we do jointly with the PPD Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation Unit, in shootings and fatalities by other means involving police.

  2. Stephan Tual:

    The amount of funds raised for DAO could potentially hit $200 million, but I am not aiming for anything.

  3. Stephan Tual:

    DAO appeals to people who are tired of centralized projects where they have no say.

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