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1dam

noun \ˈdam\

Definition of DAM

:  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

2dam

noun

Definition of DAM

1
:  a body of water confined by a barrier
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

Other Civil Engineering Terms

asphalt, ballast, barrage, cantilever, infrastructure, sluice

3dam

verb

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

dammeddam·ming

Full Definition of DAM

transitive verb
1
:  to provide or restrain with a dam <dam a river>
2
:  to stop up :  block <damming up their emotions>

Examples of DAM

  1. <ice floes were damming the river>

First Known Use of DAM

15th century

Other Civil Engineering Terms

asphalt, ballast, barrage, cantilever, infrastructure, sluice

4dam

abbreviation

Definition of DAM

dekameter

Dam

biographical name \ˈdam, ˈdäm\

Definition of DAM

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