dam

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See also: Dam, dám, đảm, da̰m, and đầm

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dam

  1. (metrology) Symbol for the decameter (decametre), an SI unit of length equal to 101 meters (metres).

English[edit]

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A dam

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch, Middle Low German dam, from Proto-Germanic *dammaz.

Noun[edit]

dam (plural dams)

  1. A structure placed across a flowing body of water to stop the flow.
    A dam is often an essential source of water to farmers of hilly country.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      Nothing could be more business-like than the construction of the stout dams, and nothing more gently rural than the limpid lakes, with the grand old forest trees marshalled round their margins … .
    • 2013 August 16, John Vidal, “Dams endanger ecology of Himalayas”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 10, page 8: 
      Most of the Himalayan rivers have been relatively untouched by dams near their sources. Now the two great Asian powers, India and China, are rushing to harness them as they cut through some of the world's deepest valleys.
  2. (dentistry) A device to prevent a tooth from getting wet, consisting of a rubber sheet held with a band.
  3. (South Africa) A reservoir.
  4. A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace.
  5. (India) An obsolete Indian copper coin, equal to a fortieth of a rupee.
    • 1839, William Holloway (of Rye, in Sussex.), A general dictionary of provincialisms (link):
      ...A small Indian coin; whence comes the saying "I don't care a dam for you," that is I don't value you a farthing, and not as generally given, "I don't care a damn" or a "curse for you.
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dam (third-person singular simple present dams, present participle damming, simple past and past participle dammed)

  1. To block the flow of water.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Variant of dame.

Noun[edit]

dam (plural dams)

  1. Female parent, mother, generally regarding breeding of animals (correlative to sire).
    • Shakespeare
      The dam runs lowing up and down, / Looking the way her harmless young one went.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      Hunters assure us, that to chuse the best dog, and which they purpose to keepe from out a litter of other young whelps, there is no better meane than the damme herselfe [].
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I:
      she / Resolved that Juan should be quite a paragon, / And worthy of the noblest pedigree / (His sire was from Castile, his dam from Aragon) [].
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber, 1992, p.112:
      The sky was cloudless—the moon rolled across the surface like a lamb searching for its dam.
  2. A kind of crowned piece in the game of draughts.
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Noun[edit]

dam

  1. stable
  2. roof
  3. taste

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse dammr (dam).

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dam c (singular definite dammen, plural indefinite damme)

  1. pond
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French jeu de dames (draughts).

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dam c, n

  1. draughts, checkers

Etymology 3[edit]

From French dame (lady).

Noun[edit]

dam c (singular definite dammen, plural indefinite dammer)

  1. king (superior piece in draughts)
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Dutch[edit]

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dam m (plural dammen, diminutive dammetje n)

  1. dam

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dam

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dammen
  2. imperative of dammen

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin damnum.

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dam m (plural dams)

  1. (obsolete except in phrases) damage
  2. (religion) damnation

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin damnum.

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dam m (plural dams)

  1. damage

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

dam

  1. rafsi of danmo.

Maltese[edit]

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dam

  1. dally, stall

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse damm n, Middle Norwegian dammr m. The meaning dam (structure) probably comes from Middle Low German.

Noun[edit]

dam m

  1. pond
  2. the game of checkers
  3. dam (structure)

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  • “dam” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Irish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *damos (bull), from Proto-Indo-European *demh₂-

Noun[edit]

dam (genitive daim)

  1. bull
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  • Alternative forms:
    genitive singular, nominative plural: doim
    dative singular: dum, dam
    accusative plural: dumu, damu
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Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected forms of daimid.

Verb[edit]

dam

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive conjunct of daimid
  2. Alternative form of daim

·dam

  1. Alternative form of ·daim

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
dam dam
pronounced with /ð(ʲ)-/
ndam
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Polish[edit]

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dam

  1. first-person singular present of dać

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dam

  1. Genitive plural of dama

Rohingya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Bengali.

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dam

  1. price

Swedish[edit]

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dam c

  1. a lady, a woman
  2. (card games) a queen
    Ruter dam
    Queen of diamonds
  3. (chess) a queen

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic tam, from Proto-Turkic *tām (roof; wall; hut).

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dam (definite accusative damı, plural damlar)

  1. roof

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Uzbek[edit]

Noun[edit]

dam (plural damlar)

  1. bellows