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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dam, n. an embankment to restrain water: the water thus confined.—v.t. to keep back water by a bank:—pr.p. dam′ming; pa.p. dammed. [Teut.; Dut. dam, Ger. damm, &c.]
dam, n. a mother, applied to quadrupeds. [A form of dame.]
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.
The numerical value of DAM in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of DAM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
No, we were not going to blow anything up, the Nimbus Dam stuff, that was her idea. That was Anna's idea.
The dam must be repaired because it could cause a civilian disaster, we will fix the dam and the workers will be defended by our troops, who are already present in Iraq.
The dam must be repaired because it could cause a civilian disaster, we will repair the dam and the workers will be defended by our troops, who are already present in Iraq.
FAA air traffic controllers lost contact with a Piper PA-34 aircraft ... shortly after the pilot reported engine problems, and told air traffic controllers that he was diverting to the Kentucky Dam State Airport.
Every artist wants his work to be permanent. But what is The Aswan Dam covered some of the greatest art in the world. Venice is sinking. Great books and pictures were lost in the Florence floods. In the meantime we still enjoy butterflies.
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