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Dam

Pronunciation: dămd
n.1.A female parent; - used of beasts, especially of quadrupeds; sometimes applied in contempt to a human mother.
2.A king or crowned piece in the game of draughts.
1.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.
2.(Metal.) 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.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Dammed (dămd); p. pr. & vb. n. Damming.]
2.To shut up; to stop up; to close; to restrain.
To dam out
to keep out by means of a dam.
Noun1.Damdam - a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
Synonyms: levee, dike, dyke
2.dam - a metric unit of length equal to ten meters
3.dam - female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock
Verb1.dam - obstruct with, or as if with, a dam; "dam the gorges of the Yangtse River"
Synonyms: dam up

DAM. A construction of wood, stone, or other materials, made across a stream of water for the purpose of confining it; a mole.
     2. The owner of a stream not navigable, may erect a dam across it, and employ the water in any reasonable manner, either for his use or pleasure, so as not to destroy or render useless, materially diminish, or affect the application of the water by the proprietors below on the stream. He must not shut the gates of his dams and detain the water unreasonably, nor let it off in unusual quantities to the annoyance of his neighbors. 4 Dall. 211; 3 Caines, 207; 13 Mass. 420; 3 Pick, 268; 2 N. H. Rep. 532; 17 John. 306; 3 John. Ch. Rep. 282; 3 Rawle, 256; 2 Conn. Rep. 584; 5 Pick. 199; 20 John. 90; 1 Pick. 180; 4 Id. 460; 2 Binn. 475; 14 Serg. & Rawle, 71; Id. 9; 13 John. 212; 1 McCord, 580; 3 N. H. Rep. 321; 1 Halst. R. 1; 3 Kents Com. 354.
     3. When one side of the stream is owned by one person and the other by another, neither, without the consent of the other, can build a dam which extends beyond the filum aqua, thread of the river, without committing a trespass. Cro. Eliz. 269; 12 Mass. 211; Ang. on W. C. 14, 104, 141; vide Lois des Bat. P. 1, c. 3, s. 1, a. 3; Poth. Traite du Contrat de Societe, second app. 236; Hill. Ab. Index, h.t.; 7 Cowen, R. 266; 2 Watts, R. 327; 3 Rawle, R. 90; 17 Mass. R. 289; 5 Pick. R. 175; 4 Mass. R. 401. Vide Inundation.

Draft AMendment (ISO) To see a dam in your dream, signifies repressed emotions or feelings that need to be released. To dream of a bursting dam, denotes that you have lost control of your anger and are overwhelmed with emotions.arch dam, arrest, artificial lake, backstop, bamboo curtain, bank, bar, barrage, bayou lake, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, bind, block, block up, blockade, boom, bottle up, brake, breakwater, breastwork, brick wall, bring to, bring up short, buffer, bulkhead, bulwark, bung, caulk, checkmate, chink, choke, choke off, choke up, cistern, clog, clog up, cofferdam, congest, constipate, cork, countercheck, cover, curb, cut short, dam up, damp, dampen, dead water, deadlock, defense, delay, detain, ditch, draw rein, earthwork, embankment, etang, farm pond, fence, fill, fill up, fishpond, foster mother, foul, freeze, freshwater lake, gate, genetrix, glacial lake, gravity dam, groin, halt, hinder, hold back, hold in check, hold up, hydraulic-fill dam, impede, inhibit, inland sea, intercept, interfere, intermeddle, interrupt, intervene, iron curtain, jam, jetty, keep back, keep in check, lagoon, laguna, lake, lakelet, landlocked water, leaping weir, linn, loch, logjam, lough, ma, mam, mama, mammy, mater, materfamilias, maternal ancestor, matriarch, meddle, mere, milldam, millpond, millpool, moat, mole, mom, mommy, mother, mound, mummy, nyanza, obstipate, oppose, oxbow lake, pack, parapet, plash, plug, plug up, pond, pondlet, pool, portcullis, puddle, pull up, put paid to, rampart, repress, reservoir, resist, restrain, retard, roadblock, rock-fill dam, salina, salt pond, scotch, seawall, set back, shutter dam, slacken, snub, spile, stagnant water, stalemate, stall, stanch, standing water, stay, stem, stem the tide, stench, stepmother, still water, stone wall, stop cold, stop dead, stop short, stop up, stopper, stopple, stuff, stuff up, sump, suppress, tank, tarn, the old woman, tidal pond, volcanic lake, wall, water hole, water pocket, weir, well, wicket dam, work
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