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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dado  \Da"do\,  n.;  pl  {Dadoes}.  [It.  dado  die,  cube,  pedestal; 
  of  the  same  origin  as  E.  die,  n.  See  {Die},  n.]  (Arch.) 
  a  That  part  of  a  pedestal  included  between  the  base  and  the 
  cornice  (or  surbase);  the  die.  See  Illust.  of  {Column}. 
  Hence: 
  b  In  any  wall,  that  part  of  the  basement  included  between 
  the  base  and  the  base  course.  See  {Base  course},  under 
  {Base}. 
  c  In  interior  decoration,  the  lower  part  of  the  wall  of  an 
  apartment  when  adorned  with  moldings,  or  otherwise 
  specially  decorated. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dado 
  n  1:  lower  part  of  an  interior  wall  when  it  is  finished 
  differently  from  the  rest  [syn:  {wainscot}] 
  2:  the  part  of  a  pedestal  between  the  base  and  the  surbase 
  3:  a  rectangular  groove  cut  into  a  board  so  that  another  piece 
  can  fit  into  it 




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