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dam Explained

dam at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


dam at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Middle Dutch]//
1 a special wall built across a river or stream to stop the water from flowing, especially in order to make a lake or produce electricity:
2 technical the mother of a four-legged animal, especially a horse: sire//
dam 2 past tense and past participle dammed present participle damming v [T] also dam up //
1 to stop the water in a river or stream from flowing by building a special wall across it:
2 to stop something from being expressed or continuing: --Once she allowed her anger to show, it could not be dammed up again.//

DAM at English => English (Abklex) Of Explained:

Data Acquisition and Monitoring, Direct Access Method

DAM at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

rchange File, Routing Informati

dam at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

letype], TeX Font

dam at Danish => English Of Explained:


dam at Danish => English Of Explained:

te m

dam at Dutch => English Of Explained:


dam at Indonesian => English Of Explained:

checkers, dam

dam at Swedish => English Of Explained:

, sm

dam at Swedish => english Of Explained:


DAM at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

Distributed Abstract Machine From VERA

dam at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Barrier built across a stream, river, or estuary to conserve water for such uses as human consumption, irrigation, flood control, and electric-power generation. The earliest recorded dam is believed to be a masonry structure 49 ft (15 m) high built across the Nile River in Egypt c.2900 BC. Modern dams are generally built of earth fill, rock fill, masonry, or monolithic concrete. Earth-fill (or embankment) dams, such as Egypt's Aswan High Dam, are usually used across broad rivers to retain water. The profile of an earth-fill dam is a broad-based triangle. Concrete dams may take various forms. The gravity dam uses its own dead weight to resist the horizontal force of the water. Concrete-buttress dams reduce material in the wall itself by using support buttresses around the outside base. An arch dam, such as Hoover Dam, is built in a convex arch facing the reservoir, and owes its strength essentially to its shape, which is particularly efficient in transferring hydraulic forces to supports.

dam at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

193 Moby Thesaurus words for "dam":
arch dam, arrest, artificial lake, backstop, bamboo curtain, bank,
bar, barrage, barrier, bayou lake, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, bind,
block, block up, blockade, boom, bottle up, brake, breakwater,
breastwork, brick wall, bring to, bring up short, buffer, bulkhead,
bulwark, bung, caulk, check, checkmate, chink, choke, choke off,
choke up, cistern, clog, clog up, cofferdam, congest, constipate,
cork, countercheck, cover, curb, cut short, dam up, damp, dampen,
dead water, deadlock, defense, delay, detain, dike, ditch,
draw rein, earthwork, embankment, etang, farm pond, fence, fill,
fill up, fishpond, foster mother, foul, freeze, freshwater lake,
gate, genetrix, glacial lake, gravity dam, groin, halt, hinder,
hold back, hold in check, hold up, hydraulic-fill dam, impede,
inhibit, inland sea, intercept, interfere, intermeddle, interrupt,
intervene, iron curtain, jam, jetty, keep back, keep in check,
lagoon, laguna, lake, lakelet, landlocked water, leaping weir,
levee, linn, loch, logjam, lough, ma, mam, mama, mammy, mater,
materfamilias, maternal ancestor, matriarch, meddle, mere, milldam,
millpond, millpool, moat, mole, mom, mommy, mother, mound, mummy,
nyanza, obstipate, obstruct, oppose, oxbow lake, pack, parapet,
plash, plug, plug up, pond, pondlet, pool, portcullis, puddle,
pull up, put paid to, rampart, repress, reservoir, resist,
restrain, retard, roadblock, rock-fill dam, salina, salt pond,
scotch, seawall, set back, shutter dam, slacken, snub, spile,
stagnant water, stalemate, stall, stanch, standing water, stay,
stem, stem the tide, stench, stepmother, still water, stone wall,
stop, stop cold, stop dead, stop short, stop up, stopper, stopple,
stuff, stuff up, sump, suppress, tank, tarn, the old woman,
tidal pond, volcanic lake, wall, water hole, water pocket, weir,
well, wicket dam, work

dam at Danish => English Of Explained:


dam at Dutch => English Of Explained:

dam [dɑm]

dam at Swedish => English Of Explained:

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dam at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb

1 a barrier that is built across a river in order to stop the water from flowing, used especially to make a RESERVOIR (= a lake for storing water) or to produce electricity:
the Narmada dam in India * The dam burst.

2 (technical) the mother of some animals, especially horses
compare SIRE
verb (-mm-) [VN] ~ sth (up) to build a dam across a river, especially in order to make an artificial lake for use as a water supply, etc:
plans to dam Colorado's South Platte river

DAM at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

3 ~ (to sth) a statement or an action that shows that sb refuses to accept sth and questions whether it is right, legal, etc:
It was a direct challenge to the president's authority. * Their legal challenge was unsuccessful.
1 [VN] to question whether a statement or an action is right, legal, etc.; to refuse to accept sth:
The story was completely untrue and was successfully challenged in court. * She does not like anyone challenging her authority. * This discovery challenges traditional beliefs.
2 ~ sb (to sth) to invite sb to enter a competition, fight, etc.; to suggest strongly that sb should do sth (especially when you think that they might be unwilling to do it):
[VN] Mike challenged me to a game of chess. * [VN to inf] The opposition leader challenged the prime minister to call an election.
3 [VN] to test sb's ability and skills, especially in an interesting way:
The job doesn't really challenge her.
4 [VN] to order sb to stop and say who they are or what they are doing:
We were challenged by police at the border.adjective
(especially AmE) (used with an adverb) a polite way of referring to sb who has a DISABILITY of some sort:
a competition for physically challenged athletes * (humorous) I'm financially challenged at the moment (= I have no money).noun
a person who competes with sb else in sport or in politics for an important position that the other person already h

Dam at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Dam \Dam\, n. [Akin to OLG., D., & Dan. dam, G. & Sw. damm,
Icel. dammr, and AS. fordemman to stop up, Goth.
1. 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

2. (Metal.) A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the
front of the hearth of a blast furnace.

{Dam plate} (Blast Furnace), an iron plate in front of the
dam, to strengthen it.

Dam \Dam\, n. [OE. dame mistress, lady; also, mother, dam. See
1. A female parent; -- used of beasts, especially of
quadrupeds; sometimes applied in contempt to a human

Our sire and dam, now confined to horses, are a
relic of this age (13th century) . . . .Dame is used
of a hen; we now make a great difference between
dame and dam. --T. L. K.

The dam runs lowing up end down, Looking the way her
harmless young one went. --Shak.

2. A kind or crowned piece in the game of draughts.

Dam \Dam\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dammed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. 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.

I'll have the current in this place dammed up.

A weight of earth that dams in the water.

2. To shut up; to stop up; to close; to restrain.

The strait pass was dammed With dead men hurt
behind, and cowards. --Shak.

{To dam out}, to keep out by means of a dam.

dam at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to
keep out the sea [syn: {dike}, {dyke}, {levee}]
2: a metric unit of length equal to ten meters [syn: {decameter},
{dekameter}, {decametre}, {dekametre}, {dkm}]
3: female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock
[also: {damming}, {dammed}]

v : obstruct with, or as if with, a dam; "dam the gorges of the
Yangtse River" [syn: {dam up}]
[also: {damming}, {dammed}]

dam at Sanskrit => English (Monier-Williams) Of Explained:


2[ d'am ]2 a house cf. RV. x , 46 , 7 ( gen. pl. [ damAm ] )

---> [ p'atir d'an ] ( gen. sg. ) = [ d'am-patis ] , 99 , 6 ; 105 , 2
; i , 149 , 1 ; 153 , 4

---> [ p'ati d'an ]= [ d'am-patI ] , 120 , 6

---> [ z'izur d'an ]` a child of the house ' , x , 61 , 20

---> [ cf. ? &c. ]



1[ dam ]1 cl. 4. [ dAmyati ] ( cf. Pāṇ. 7-3 , 74

---> ind. p. [ dAntvA ] and [ damitvA ] , 2 , 56

---> aor. Pass. [ adami ] , 3 , 34 cf. Kāś

---> P. [ °mit ] cf. Bhaṭṭ. xv , 37 ) to be tamed or tranquillised cf.
ŚBr. xiv , 8 , 2 , 2 ( Impv. [ d'Amyata ] )

---> to tame , subdue , conquer cf. MBh. vii , 2379 and cf. BhP. iii ,
3 , 4 ( ind. p. [ damitvA ] ) cf. Bhaṭṭ. : cl. 9. irreg. ( ?
Subj. 2. sg. [ d'anas ] ) id. cf. RV. i , 174 , 2 : Caus. [ damayati ]
( p. [ °m'ayat ]

---> Ā. cf. Pāṇ. 1-3 , 89 ) to subdue , overpower cf. RV. vii , 6 ; x
, 74 , 5 cf. AV. v , 20 , 1 cf. MBh. cf. Rājat

---> Desid. , √ [ dAn ]

---> [ cf. ? , ? ; Lat. [ domare ] &c. ]



1[ Dam ] cl. 1. P. ( p. [ °mat ] ) to sound ( as a drum ) cf.
Prab. iii , 14


dam at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » dám|đảm|da̰m


Inter: slim-wikipedia » dab=dam (disambiguation)


Inter: head » mul|symbol
  • Inter: SI-unit-abb2 » deca|meter|metre|length

  • English

    Inter: slim-wikipedia » dab=dam (disambiguation)
    Category: File - :Gordon_Dam.jpg|thumb|A dam


    * Inter: a » UK|US Inter: IPA » /dæm/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /d{m/
    • Inter: audio » en-us-dam.ogg|Audio (US)
    • Inter: rhymes » æm
    • Inter: homophones » damn|lang=en

      Etymology 1

      From Inter: etyl » dum, Inter: etyl » gml Inter: term » dam|lang=gml, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » dammaz|lang=gem-pro.


      Inter: en-nou » n

  • Structure placed across a flowing body of water to stop the flow.
    1. Inter: quote-book » year=1913|author=Category: w - :Robert Barr (writer)|Robert Barr

    |title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad
    |passage=Nothing could be more business-like than the construction of the stout dams, and nothing more gently rural than the limpid lakes, with the grand old forest trees marshalled round their margins … .
    1. Inter: dentistr » y A device to prevent a tooth from getting wet, consisting of a rubber sheet held with a band.
    2. Inter: South Afric » a A reservoir.
      Inter: trans-top » structure placed across a flowing body of water

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|سد|m|tr=sadd
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ամբարտակ|tr=ambartak
  • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|বাঁধ|sc=Beng
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|бент|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|壩|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|坝|tr=bà|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|hráz|f, Inter: t- » cs|přehrada|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|dam|m
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|pais
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|pato
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|barrage|m
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|კაშხალი|tr=kašxali|sc=Geor, Inter: t- » ka|ჯებირი|tr=ǰebiri|sc=Geor, Inter: t- » ka|დამბა|tr=damba|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Damm|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|φράγμα|n|tr=frágma
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|סכר|m
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|gát

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|aquobarilo
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|argine|m, Inter: t- » it|diga
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|ダム|tr=damu
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t+ » ku|به‌ربه‌ست
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|diga
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|dáʼdeestłʼin, Inter: tø » nv|tó beʼekʼid
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|tama|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|barragem|f, Inter: t+ » pt|represa|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|baraj|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|плотина|f|tr=plotína, Inter: t+ » ru|дамба|f|tr=dámba
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|nasip, Inter: t- » sh|brana, Inter: t- » sh|gat
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|presa|f
    • Tamil: Inter: t+ » ta|அணை|sc=Taml
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|ఆనకట్ట
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|baraj, Inter: t+ » tr|set

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » dams|damming|dammed
  • To block the flow of water.
    Inter: trans-top » block
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|заприщвам
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|padota
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|stauen, Inter: t+ » de|abdämmen, Inter: t- » de|absperren

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|imbrigliare
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|embalsar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    See also
    * Inter: pedi » a

    Etymology 2

    Variant of Inter: term » dame.


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Female parent, mother, generally regarding breeding of animals (correlative to sire).
    1. 1603, Inter: w » John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
    2. : Hunters assure us, that to chuse the best dog, and which they purpose to keepe from out a litter of other young whelps, there is no better meane than the damme herselfe ....
    3. 1819, Inter: w » Lord Byron, Don Juan, I:
    4. : she / Resolved that Juan should be quite a paragon, / And worthy of the noblest pedigree / (His sire was from Castile, his dam from Aragon) ....
    5. 1974, Inter: w » Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 112:
    6. : The sky was cloudless – the moon rolled across the surface like a lamb searching for its dam.
      Inter: trans-top » female parent

  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|母畜, Inter: t » cmn|母兽
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|emä
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Muttertier

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|メス|tr=mesu, Inter: qualifier » for Bovidae Inter: t+ » ja|牝|tr=めす, mesu, Inter: qualifier » for except of Bovidae Inter: t+ » ja|雌|tr=めす, mesu
    • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|matrix|f|alt=mātrix

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * adm. AMD, DMA, mad, MAD
    Category: Category:English three-letter words -

    Crimean Tatar


    Inter: head » crh|noun
  • stable
    1. roof
    2. taste


      Inter: crh-latin-noun » nıñ|ğa|nı|da|dan


      * aran (stable)

  • lezet, nezet, tat, dad (taste)

  • Danish

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » non|da Inter: term » dammr||dam.


    Inter: da-noun » stem=damm|en|e
  • pond
    Derived terms
    * dambrug {{n}}
    Inter: da-noun-infl » stem=damm|en|e

    Etymology 2

    From Inter: etyl » fr|da Inter: term » jeu de dames||draughts|lang=fr.


    Inter: head » da|noun|g=c|g2=n

  • draughts, checkers

    Etymology 3

    From Inter: etyl » fr|da Inter: term » dame||king|lang=fr.


    Inter: da-noun » stem=damm|en|er

  • king (superior piece in draughts)
    Inter: da-noun-infl » stem=damm|en|er

  • Category: Category:Danish nouns with multiple genders -


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=nl


    * Inter: rhymes » ɑm|lang=nl


    Inter: nl-noun » m|dammen|dammetje
  • dam

    Derived terms

    * stuwdam
    • Amsterdam
    • Rotterdam


      Inter: head » nl

  • Inter: nl-verb-form » p=1|n=sg|t=pres|m=ind|dammen
    1. Inter: nl-verb-form » m=imp|dammen



    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • Inter: obsolete » _|except in phrases damage

    Derived terms

    * au grand dam de


    * AMD

  • Lojban


    Inter: jbo-rafs » i
  • Inter: rafsi of » danmo

  • Maltese


  • dally, stall

  • Category: Category:Maltese verbs -



    From Inter: etyl » non|no Inter: term » damm|lang=non {{n}}, Inter: etyl » gmq-mno|no Inter: term » dammr|lang=gmq-mno {{m}}. The meaning dam (structure) probably comes from Inter: etyl » gml|no.


    Inter: head » no|noun|g=m
  • pond
    1. the game of checkers
    2. dam (structure)


      Inter: no-noun-infl » nb-class=m1|nn-class=m1|stem=damm


      * Inter: R:Dokumentasjonsprosjekte » t



    * Inter: IPA » d̪ãm|lang=pl


    Inter: head » pl|verb form
  • Inter: conjugation of » lang=pl|dać||1|s|pres


    Inter: head » pl|noun form

  • Genitive plural of dama

  • Rohingya


    From Inter: etyl » bn|rhg.


    Inter: head » rhg|noun
  • price

  • Swedish


    * Inter: audio » Sv-dam.ogg|audio
    • Inter: IPA » /dɑːm/|lang=sv
    • Inter: X-SAMPA » /dA:m/|lang=sv


      Inter: sv-noun » g=c

  • lady, woman
    1. Inter: context » card games|lang=sv queen
    2. : Ruter dam
    3. :: Queen of diamonds
    4. Inter: context » chess|lang=sv queen


      Inter: sv-noun-reg-r-c » 2=dame


      * Inter: sense » in chess drottning



    From Inter: etyl » otk|tr tam, from Inter: etyl » trk-pro|tr Inter: recons » tām|lang=trk-pro.


    * Inter: IPA » /dɑm/|lang=tr


    Inter: head » tr|noun
  • roof

  • Translation: ar » dam
    Translation: az » dam
    Category: zh-min-nan:dam -
    Translation: be » dam
    Translation: cs » dam
    Translation: de » dam
    Translation: et » dam
    Translation: el » dam
    Translation: es » dam
    Translation: eo » dam
    Translation: fa » dam
    Translation: fr » dam
    Translation: ko » dam
    Translation: hr » dam
    Translation: io » dam
    Translation: id » dam
    Translation: it » dam
    Translation: kl » dam
    Translation: kn » dam
    Translation: ka » dam
    Translation: ku » dam
    Translation: lo » dam
    Translation: lv » dam
    Translation: lt » dam
    Translation: li » dam
    Translation: hu » dam
    Translation: mg » dam
    Translation: ml » dam
    Translation: ms » dam
    Translation: my » dam
    Translation: nl » dam
    Translation: no » dam
    Translation: uz » dam
    Translation: pl » dam
    Translation: pt » dam
    Translation: ru » dam
    Category: simple:dam -
    Translation: fi » dam
    Translation: sv » dam
    Translation: tl » dam
    Translation: ta » dam
    Translation: te » dam
    Translation: tr » dam
    Translation: vi » dam
    Translation: vo » dam
    Translation: zh » dam

    dám at English (WD) Of Explained:



    * Inter: IPA » /ˈdaːm/|lang=cs
  • Inter: rhymes » aːm|lang=cs


    Inter: cs-noun for » m

  • Inter: form of » genitive plural|dáma|lang=cs


    Inter: cs-verb for » m

  • Inter: form of » first-person singular future|dát|lang=cs

  • Hungarian


    * Inter: IPA » /ˈdaːm/|lang=hu
    • Inter: hyphenation » dám


      Inter: hu-noun » ok

  • fallow deer (Dama dama)
    1. 2006, Magyar Vadászlap (Hungarian Hunter Magazine) []
    2. : A dám jövője - The Future of the Fallow Deer (title of the article)


      Inter: hu-decl-ok » dá|m|otInter: hu-pos-otok » dám|j|jai


      * dámvad

      Derived terms

      * dámszarvas

  • dámvad

  • Category: Category:Hungarian three-letter words -
    Category: Category:hu:Mammals -
    Translation: cs » dám
    Translation: fr » dám
    Translation: nl » dám
    Translation: ru » dám
    Translation: vi » dám
    Translation: zh » dám