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.
What does DAM stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the DAM acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
The numerical value of dam in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of dam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I used enough mud to build a dam.
The launch of this new dam will be commenced soon.
We now understand that this type of dam needs to be treated carefully.
I think the dam will break at some point, the arc of history bends towards truth.
Our breasts normally drain fluid, like water flowing through a river, a tumor can almost be like a dam.
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