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DAM, n.

1. A female parent; used of beasts, particularly of quadrupeds.

2. A human mother, in contempt.

3. A crowned man in the game of draughts.

DAM, n. A mole, bank or mound of earth, or any wall, or a frame of wood, raised to obstruct a current of water, and to raise it, for the purpose of driving millwheels, or for other purposes. Any work that stops and confines water in a pond or bason, or causes it to rise.

DAM, v.t.

1. To make a dam, or to stop a stream of water by a bank of earth, or by any other work; to confine or shut in water. It is common to use, after the verb, in, up, or out; as, to dam in, or to dam up, the water, and to dam out is to prevent water from entering.

2. To confine or restrain from escaping; to shut in.



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DAM, n.

1. A female parent; used of beasts, particularly of quadrupeds.

2. A human mother, in contempt.

3. A crowned man in the game of draughts.

DAM, n. A mole, bank or mound of earth, or any wall, or a frame of wood, raised to obstruct a current of water, and to raise it, for the purpose of driving millwheels, or for other purposes. Any work that stops and confines water in a pond or bason, or causes it to rise.

DAM, v.t.

1. To make a dam, or to stop a stream of water by a bank of earth, or by any other work; to confine or shut in water. It is common to use, after the verb, in, up, or out; as, to dam in, or to dam up, the water, and to dam out is to prevent water from entering.

2. To confine or restrain from escaping; to shut in.

DAM, n.1 [supposed to be from Dame, – which see.]

  1. A female parent; used of beasts, particularly of quadrupeds.
  2. A human mother, in contempt. Shak.
  3. [Fr. dame, the queen; Sp. dama.] A crowned man in the game of draughts.

DAM, n.2 [D. dam; G. damm; Sw. id.; Dan. dam, a pond. See the Verb.]

A mole, bank or mound of earth, or any wall, or a frame of wood, raised to obstruct a current of water, and to raise it, for the purpose of driving mill-wheels, or for other purposes. Any work that stops and confines water in a pond or basin, or causes it to rise.


DAM, v.t. [Sax. demman; G. dämmen; D. dammen; Dan. dæmmer; Ch. טום to stop, to shut; Heb. and Ch. אטם, Ar. أَطَمَ atama, to stop or shut. Qu. Ch. סטם, Ar. سَطَمَ satama, id. This is the root of dumb. See Class Dm, No. 17, 18, 23, 39.]

  1. To make a dam, or to stop a stream of water by a bank of earth, or by any other work; to confine or shut in water. It is common to use, after the verb, in, up, or out; as, to dam in, or to dam up, the water, and to dam out is to prevent water from entering.
  2. To confine or restrain from escaping; to shut in; used by Shakespeare of fire, and by Milton of light.

Dam
  1. A female parent; -- used of beasts, especially of quadrupeds; sometimes applied in contempt to a human mother.

    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.

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

  2. 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.
  3. 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. Shak.

    A weight of earth that dams in the water. Mortimer.

  4. A king or crowned piece in the game of draughts.
  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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Dam

DAM, noun

1. A female parent; used of beasts, particularly of quadrupeds.

2. A human mother, in contempt.

3. A crowned man in the game of draughts.

DAM, noun A mole, bank or mound of earth, or any wall, or a frame of wood, raised to obstruct a current of water, and to raise it, for the purpose of driving millwheels, or for other purposes. Any work that stops and confines water in a pond or bason, or causes it to rise.

DAM, verb transitive

1. To make a dam or to stop a stream of water by a bank of earth, or by any other work; to confine or shut in water. It is common to use, after the verb, in, up, or out; as, to dam in, or to dam up, the water, and to dam out is to prevent water from entering.

2. To confine or restrain from escaping; to shut in.

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