Definitions for DAMdæm
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dam, dike, dyke(noun)
a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
decameter, dekameter, decametre, dekametre, dam, dkm(noun)
a metric unit of length equal to ten meters
female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock
dam, dam up(verb)
obstruct with, or as if with, a dam
"dam the gorges of the Yangtse River"
a female parent; -- used of beasts, especially of quadrupeds; sometimes applied in contempt to a human mother
a kind or crowned piece in the game of draughts
a barrier to prevent the flow of a liquid; esp., a bank of earth, or wall of any kind, as of masonry or wood, built across a water course, to confine and keep back flowing water
a firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace
to obstruct or restrain the flow of, by a dam; to confine by constructing a dam, as a stream of water; -- generally used with in or up
to shut up; to stop up; to close; to restrain
Origin: [OE. dame mistress, lady; also, mother, dam. See Dame.]
A dam is a barrier that impounds water or underground streams. Dams generally serve the primary purpose of retaining water, while other structures such as floodgates or levees are used to manage or prevent water flow into specific land regions. Hydropower and pumped-storage hydroelectricity are often used in conjunction with dams to generate electricity. A dam can also be used to collect water or for storage of water which can be evenly distributed between locations.
A type of man-made multipurpose structure and system created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and computer systems to control, direct and transport the movement of water and in a number of designs to collect and store water or to generate a form of power according to the design.
There are a wide variety of dams across the world which have been designed to perfection and are an amazing sight to the human eye.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I used enough mud to build a dam.
I think the dam will break at some point, the arc of history bends towards truth.
No, we were not going to blow anything up, the Nimbus Dam stuff, that was her idea. That was Anna's idea.
Depending on the salinity level we decide whether to open the gates of the small dam that distributes water to the village.
SaskPower have said given their experience on Boundary Dam, their next CCS project is likely to be 20 or 30 pct cheaper than the first version.
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