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damper Explained

damper at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['dæmpə]

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

n [C]
1 put a damper on sth: to make something less enjoyable, active, or great than it could have been// --A couple of knee injuries put a damper on his football career.//
2 a type of small metal door that is opened or closed in a stove or furnace, to control the air reaching the fire so that it burns more or less strongly:
3 a piece of equipment that stops a movement from being too strong:
4 a piece of equipment that stops a piano string from making a sound:

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

86 Moby Thesaurus words for "damper":
acoustic tile, andiron, antiknock, arrest, baffler, bearing rein,
bit, brake, chain, check, checkrein, chill, chock, clog,
coal tongs, cold water, countercheck, crane, crepehanger, crook,
curb, curb bit, cushion, damp, dampener, determent, deterrent,
discouragement, doorstop, drag, drag sail, drift anchor,
drift sail, drogue, fetter, fire hook, fire tongs, firedog, gag,
grate, grating, grid, griddle, gridiron, grill, griller, holdback,
hushcloth, killjoy, lifter, martingale, muffle, muffler, mute,
muzzle, pelham, pessimist, poker, pothook, quietener, remora,
salamander, scotch, sea anchor, shackle, silence cloth, silencer,
snaffle, soft pedal, sordine, sordino, sound-absorbing material,
soundproofing, soundproofing insulation, sourdine, spit,
spoilsport, spoke, stay, stop, tongs, trammel, tripod, trivet,
turnspit, wet blanket

damper at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (a): thud, thump, dead sound, muffled sound, damper, silencer.

[N] (Dissuasion): dissuasion, deprecation, discouragement, deterence, damper, wet blanket, disillusionment, disenchantment, warning, check, hindrance, contraindication.

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

noun
1 a piece of metal that can be moved to allow more or less air into a fire so that the fire burns more or less strongly
2 a device in a piano that is used to reduce the level of the sound produced
IDIOMS
put a damper on sth (informal) to make sth less enjoyable, successful, etc:
Rain put a bit of a damper on the event. * Recession in the early nineties put a damper on growth.

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

Damp \Damp\, a. [Compar. {Damper}; superl. {Dampest}.]
1. Being in a state between dry and wet; moderately wet;
moist; humid.

O'erspread with a damp sweat and holy fear.
--Dryden.

2. Dejected; depressed; sunk. [R.]

All these and more came flocking, but with looks
Downcast and damp. --Milton.

Damper \Damp"er\, n.
That which damps or checks; as:
(a) A valve or movable plate in the flue or other part of a
stove, furnace, etc., used to check or regulate the
draught of air.
(b) A contrivance, as in a pianoforte, to deaden vibrations;
or, as in other pieces of mechanism, to check some action
at a particular time.

Nor did Sabrina's presence seem to act as any
damper at the modest little festivities. --W.
Black.

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

damper
n 1: a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or
chimney or furnace
2: a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic,
mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations [syn:
{muffler}]
3: a depressing restraint; "rain put a damper on our picnic
plans"

damper at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedia » dab=Damper

Etymology

From Inter: suffix » damp|er.

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • Something that damps or checks:
    1. A valve or movable plate in the flue or other part of a stove, furnace, etc., used to check or regulate the draught of air.
    2. A contrivance (sordine), as in a pianoforte, to deaden vibrations; or, as in other pieces of mechanism, to check some action at a particular time.
    3. Something that kills the mood.
    4. Inter: rfdat » e W. Black
    5. : Nor did Sabrina′s presence seem to act as any damper at the modest little festivities.
    6. A device that decreases the oscillations of a system.
    7. Inter: mostly » Australia Bread made from a basic recipe of flour, water, milk, and salt, but without yeast.
    8. : Inter: rfquotek » Rudyard Kipling, His Gift
    9. 1827, Category: w - :Peter Cunningham|Peter Cunningham, Two Years in New South Wales, ii.190, quoted in G. A. Wilkes, A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms, 1978, ISBN 0-424-00034-2,
    10. : The farm-men usually bake their flour into flat cakes, which they call dampers, and cook these in the ashes.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » valve or movable plate used to regulate flow of air

  • Dutch: dampkap {{f}}, afzuigkap {{f}}

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|spjäll|n


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » contrivance to deaden vibrations
    • Dutch: , demper {{m}}


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|מרסן|m|tr=merasén|sc=Hebr
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|dämpare

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » thing that kills the mood
    • Dutch: domper {{m}}


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Adjective

    damper
  • Inter: comparative of » damp

    Anagrams

    * ramped

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    Danish

    Etymology 1

    A calque of the Inter: etyl » en|da Inter: term » steamer|lang=en.

    Noun

    Inter: da-noun » en|e
  • steamer, steamboat, steamship
    Inflection
    Inter: da-noun-infl » en|e|ne
    Synonyms
    * dampskib

    Etymology 2

    See Inter: l » da|dampe.

    Verb

    Inter: head » da|verb form

  • Inter: form of » present|dampe|lang=da

  • Translation: ar » damper
    Translation: et » damper
    Translation: fr » damper
    Translation: ko » damper
    Translation: io » damper
    Translation: ku » damper
    Translation: mg » damper
    Translation: ml » damper
    Translation: my » damper
    Translation: pl » damper
    Translation: ru » damper
    Category: simple:damper -
    Translation: fi » damper
    Translation: ta » damper
    Translation: tr » damper
    Translation: vi » damper
    Translation: zh » damper