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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea;
[syn: dam, dike, dyke]

2. a metric unit of length equal to ten meters;
[syn: decameter, dekameter, decametre, dekametre, dam, dkm]

3. female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock;


VERB (1)

1. obstruct with, or as if with, a dam;
- Example: "dam the gorges of the Yangtse River"
[syn: dam, dam up]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dam \Dam\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dammed (d[a^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Damming.] 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. [1913 Webster] I'll have the current in this place dammed up. --Shak. [1913 Webster] A weight of earth that dams in the water. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster] 2. To shut up; to stop up; to close; to restrain. [1913 Webster] The strait pass was dammed With dead men hurt behind, and cowards. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To dam out, to keep out by means of a dam. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dam \Dam\ (d[a^]m), n. [OE. dame mistress, lady; also, mother, dam. See Dame.] 1. A female parent; -- used of beasts, especially of quadrupeds; sometimes applied in contempt to a human mother. [1913 Webster] 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. Oliphant. [1913 Webster] The dam runs lowing up and down, Looking the way her harmless young one went. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A king or crowned piece in the game of draughts. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dam \Dam\, n. [Akin to OLG., D., & Dan. dam, G. & Sw. damm, Icel. dammr, and AS. fordemman to stop up, Goth. Fa['u]rdammjan.] 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 water. [1913 Webster] 2. (Metal.) A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace. [1913 Webster] Dam plate (Blast Furnace), an iron plate in front of the dam, to strengthen it. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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




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