The word Dao or Dão may refer to:

  • Tao (Chinese: "The Way"), a philosophical concept
  • Taoism
  • Dao (film), a film by Tsui Hark
  • Dao (game), an abstract strategy game
  • Dao (political) (Dào), historical political divisions in China translated as "circuits"
  • Dao (sword), a type of Chinese backsword
  • Dracontomelon dao, a species of tropical canopy tree known as dao in Filipino
  • Vinho do Dão, a wine made in Portugal
  • Yao people, a minority ethnic group of Vietnam
  • Dao (surname) (Đào), a Vietnamese surname
  • Dao (Dungeons & Dragons), a type of genie in the game Dungeons & Dragons


  • Dao, Capiz, Philippines
  • Dao County, in Yongzhou, Hunan, China
  • Dão-Lafões, a region in Portugal
  • Rio Dão, a river in Portugal
  • Barangay Dau, a village in Mabalacat, Pampanga, Philippines

The acronym DAO or D.A.O. may refer to:

  • D-amino acid oxidase, a peroxisomal enzyme
  • Data access object, a design pattern used in object-oriented software engineering
    • Jet Data Access Objects, a general programming interface for database access on Microsoft Windows systems
  • De-asphalted oil, a crude oil refinery process stream
  • Defence Acquisition Organisation, the former name of the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation
  • Defense Attaché Office (see military attaché), the office for military matters at embassies
  • Diamine oxidase, an enzyme involved in the metabolism of histamine.
  • Disk-at-Once, a recording mode for optical discs
  • Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
  • Double action only, a trigger mechanism for semi-automatic firearms
  • Dragon Age: Origins, a video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts

Other articles related to "dao":

Arthur T. F. Reynolds - Bibliography
... Arthur (1997), Learning from Great Preachers, London, Avon Books Wong, Ming-Dao (1981), tr ... Reynolds, Arthur, A Stone Made Smooth, Southampton, Mayflower Christian Books Wong, Ming-Dao (1983), tr ... (1988), Strength for the Storm, Singapore, OMF Wong, Ming-Dao (1989), Day by Day, Crowborough, Highland Books ...
... The Piandao (片刀) is a type of Chinese sabre (dao) used during the late Ming Dynasty ... A deeply curved dao meant for slashing and draw-cutting, it bore a strong resemblance to the shamshir and scimitar ... Types of Chinese weapons Short Swords Dadao 大刀 Dao 刀 Hudie Shuangdao (Butterfly Sword) 蝴蝶雙刀 Jian 劍 Liuyedao 柳葉刀 Nandao 南刀 Niuweidao ...
Song Dao District - Administration
... Song Dao is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Song Dao and Pathum Wapi ... Song Dao ส่องดาว 12 9,080 2 ...
Seasons Change (film) - Plot
... a girl he has secretly liked for three years, Dao ... orchestra, and is also forced to choose between his crush on Dao, or his best friend, Aom ...
Chiang Dao, Chiang Dao
... Chiang Dao (Thai เชียงดาว) is a town and tambon (subdistrict) of Chiang Dao District, in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand ...