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Definition of Dam

Dam

  1. A female parent; -- used of beasts, especially of quadrupeds; sometimes applied in contempt to a human mother.
  2. A kind or crowned piece in the game of draughts.
  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. A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace.
  5. 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.
  6. To shut up; to stop up; to close; to restrain.

Dam Quotations

For an economy built to last we must invest in what will fuel us for generations to come. This is our history - from the Transcontinental Railroad to the Hoover Dam, to the dredging of our ports and building of our most historic bridges - our American ancestors prioritized growth and investment in our nation's infrastructure.
Cory Booker

I was actually telling people that - by harnessing the atom - we could enter a new era of unlimited power that would do away with the need to dam our beautiful streams.
David R. Brower

This is our history - from the Transcontinental Railroad to the Hoover Dam, to the dredging of our ports and building of our most historic bridges - our American ancestors prioritized growth and investment in our nation's infrastructure.
Cory Booker

While I remain troubled by the Corps' inability to fully justify the Model they used for their commercial traffic predictions, America clearly has an aging lock and dam infrastructure on the Mississippi.
Ron Kind

Reduce the number of lawyers. They are like beavers - they get in the middle of the stream and dam it up.
Donald Rumsfeld
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Dam Translations

dam in French is barrage
dam in German is Damm, stauen
dam in Italian is diga
dam in Norwegian is demning
dam in Portuguese is represa
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