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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock; A barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea.

Usage examples (36)
  • If you dam a river, it stagnates.
  • dam the gorges of the Yangtse River
  • And so in China, the army starts displacing villagers to begin what it calls a dam-building project.
  • To build an immense power dam is no game for sissies. for more
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  • The queen made the woman a "dame" (a titled woman) for her work to "damn" (a curse) the efforts to build a "dam" (any barrier) on the river.
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