Dam - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dæm|  American pronunciation of the word dam
Brit.  |dæm|  British pronunciation of the word dam


- a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea (syn: dike, dyke)
- a metric unit of length equal to ten meters (syn: decameter, decametre, dekameter, dekametre, dkm)
- female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock


- obstruct with, or as if with, a dam


...ice floes were damming the river...

Once she allowed her anger to show, it could not be dammed up again.

dam the gorges of the Yangtse River

Word forms

I/you/we/they: dam
he/she/it: dams
present participle: damming
past tense: dammed
past participle: dammed
singular: dam
plural: dams
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