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Dam meaning

dam - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. obstruct with, or as if with, a dam; " dam the gorges of the Yangtse River"
  2. 2. A kind or crowned piece in the game of draughts.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace.
  5. 5. To shut up; to stop up; to close; to restrain.
  6. 6. A female parent; - used of beasts, especially of quadrupeds; sometimes applied in contempt to a human mother.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. An obstruction to keep back water; a mother ( of brutes.).
  9. 9. To restrain water by a bank, & c.

dam - examples of usage

  1. The devill he is, and thy lady his dam!
  2. Let us oppose our breasts to the flood and dam its course with our bodies.
  3. It's just as if prosperity was a river which had been trickling through that town for thirty years, and all of a sudden the dam up in the foothills gives away and down she comes with a rush.
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