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dam

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noun \ˈdam\

Definition of dam

  1. :  the female parent of an animal and especially of a domestic animal



Origin of dam

Middle English dam, dame lady, dam — more at dame


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with dam


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dam

noun

Definition of dam

  1. 1 :  a body of water confined by a barrier

  2. 2 a :  a barrier preventing the flow of water or of loose solid materials (as soil or snow); especially :  a barrier built across a watercourse for impounding water b :  a barrier to check the flow of liquid, gas, or air



Origin of dam

Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English fordemman to stop up


First Known Use: 14th century

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dam

verb

Simple Definition of dam

  • : to build a dam across (a river or stream)

Full Definition of dam

dammeddam·ming

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to provide or restrain with a dam <dam a river>

  3. 2 :  to stop up :  block <damming up their emotions>

Examples of dam

  1. <ice floes were damming the river>



15th Century

First Known Use of dam

15th century

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dam

abbreviation

Definition of dam

  1. dekameter




Dam

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biographical name \ˈdam, ˈdäm\

Definition of Dam

  1. (Carl Peter) Henrik 1895–1976 Dan. biochem.





DAM Defined for Kids

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dam

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noun \ˈdam\

Definition of dam

  1. :  the female parent of a domestic animal (as a dog or horse)




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dam

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noun

Definition of dam

  1. :  a barrier (as across a stream) to hold back a flow of water




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dam

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verb

Definition of dam

dammeddam·ming

  1. :  to hold back or block with or as if with a dam <Leaves dammed the drains.>





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