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English noun: dam

1. dam (artifact) a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea


Synonymsdike, dyke


Broader (hypernym)barrier


Narrower (hyponym)milldam, weir


Instance hyponymAswan High Dam, Glen Canyon Dam, High Dam, Hoover Dam

2. dam (quantity) a metric unit of length equal to ten meters


Synonymsdecameter, decametre, dekameter, dekametre, dkm


Broader (hypernym)metric linear unit


Part holonymm, meter, metre


Part meronymhectometer, hectometre, hm

3. dam (animal) female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock


Broader (hypernym)female


English verb: dam

1. dam (contact) obstruct with, or as if with, a dam


SamplesDam the gorges of the Yangtse River.


Synonymsdam up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude









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