—n. 1. Also called die.Archit.the part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice or cap. See diag. under column. 2. the lower broad part of an interior wall finished in wallpaper, a fabric, paint, etc.
3. Carpentry.a groove or rectangular section for receiving the end of a board.
—v.t. 1. to provide with a dado.
2. dado in, to insert (a board or the like) into a dado.