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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dam  \Dam\,  n.  [Akin  to  OLG.,  D.,  &  Dan.  dam,  G.  &  Sw  damm, 
  Icel.  dammr,  and  AS  fordemman  to  stop  up  Goth. 
  Fa['u]rdammjan.] 
  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dam  \Dam\,  n.  [OE.  dame  mistress,  lady;  also  mother,  dam.  See 
  {Dame}.] 
  1.  A  female  parent;  --  used  of  beasts,  especially  of 
  quadrupeds;  sometimes  applied  in  contempt  to  a  human 
  mother. 
 
  Our  sire  and  dam,  now  confined  to  horses,  are  a 
  relic  of  this  age  (13th  century)  .  .  .  .Dame  is  used 
  of  a  hen;  we  now  make  a  great  difference  between 
  dame  and  dam.  --T.  L.  K. 
  Oliphant. 
 
  The  dam  runs  lowing  up  end  down  Looking  the  way  her 
  harmless  young  one  went  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  kind  or  crowned  piece  in  the  game  of  draughts. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dam  \Dam\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dammed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Damming}.] 
  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 
 
  I'll  have  the  current  in  this  place  dammed  up 
  --Shak. 
 
  A  weight  of  earth  that  dams  in  the  water. 
  --Mortimer. 
 
  2.  To  shut  up  to  stop  up  to  close  to  restrain. 
 
  The  strait  pass  was  dammed  With  dead  men  hurt 
  behind,  and  cowards.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  dam  out},  to  keep  out  by  means  of  a  dam. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dam 
  n  1:  a  barrier  constructed  to  contain  the  flow  or  water  or  to 
  keep  out  the  sea  [syn:  {dike},  {dyke},  {levee}] 
  2:  a  metric  unit  of  length  equal  to  ten  meters  [syn:  {decameter}, 
  {dekameter},  {decametre},  {dekametre},  {dkm}] 
  3:  female  parent  of  an  animal  especially  domestic  livestock 
  v  :  obstruct  with  or  as  if  with  a  dam  [syn:  {dam  up}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DAM 
  Direct  Access  Method  /  Mode  (DAM,  SAM) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DAM 
  Distributed  Abstract  Machine 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DAM 
  Draft  AMendment  (ISO) 
 
 




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