HyperDic: dam

English > 4 senses of the word dam:
NOUNartifactdam, dike, dykea barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
quantitydam, decameter, dekameter, decametre, dekametre, dkma metric unit of length equal to ten meters
animaldamfemale parent of an animal especially domestic livestock
VERBcontactdam, dam upobstruct with, or as if with, a dam
dam > pronunciation
Soundsdae'm
RhymesAbraham ... yam: 73 rhymes with aem...
English > dam: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea.
Synonymsdike, dyke
InstancesAswan High Dam, High DamOne of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt
Glen Canyon DamA large dam built in 1964 on the Colorado River in Arizona
Hoover DamA large dam built in 1933 on the Colorado River in Nevada
Narrowermilldamdam to make a millpond to provide power for a water mill
weirA low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow
BroaderbarrierA structure or object that impedes free movement
Spanishdique, diques, presa, represa
Catalandic, presa, rec, represa, sèquia
Verbsdamobstruct with, or as if with, a dam
English > dam: 4 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningA metric unit of length equal to ten meters.
Synonymsdecameter, dekameter, decametre, dekametre, dkm
Part ofhectometer, hectometre, hmA metric unit of length equal to 100 meters
Partsmeter, metre, mThe basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
Broadermetric linear unitA linear unit of distance in metric terms
Spanishdecámetro, dekameter, dekametre, dkm
Catalandecàmetre, dekameter, dekametre, dkm
English > dam: 4 senses > noun 3, animal
Meaningfemale parent of an animal especially domestic livestock.
BroaderfemaleAn animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)
Spanishmadre, progenitora
Catalanmare
English > dam: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningobstruct with, or as if with, a dam.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"dam the gorges of the Yangtse River"
Synonymdam up
Broaderobstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close upBlock passage through
Spanishembalsar, represar
Nounsdama barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea

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