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Symbol

dam

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

English

Pronunciation

Homophones

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch, Middle Low German dam.

Noun

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Singular
dam

Plural
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  1. Structure placed across a flowing body of water to stop the flow.
  2. (dentistry) A device to prevent a tooth from getting wet, consisting of a rubber sheet held with a band.
Translations

Etymology 2

Abbreviation of dame.

Noun

Singular
dam

Plural
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  1. Mother, generally regarding breeding of animals (compare sire).

Verb

Infinitive
to dam

Third person singular
dams

Simple past
dammed

Past participle
-

Present participle
damming

to dam (third-person singular simple present dams, present participle damming, simple past and past participle dammed)
  1. To block the flow of water.

Crimean Tatar

Noun

dam

  1. stable
  2. roof
  3. taste

Declension

Synonyms


Danish

Noun

dam c.

  1. pond

Derived terms

Noun

dam c.

  1. draughts

Dutch

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Noun

dam m. (plural dammen, diminutive dammetje)

  1. dam

Derived terms


Korean

Noun

dam (Romanization of Korean )

  1. wall, enclosure, fence

Synonyms

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Norwegian

Noun

dam m. (definite singular dammen; indefinite plural dammer; definite plural dammene)

  1. pond
  2. the game of checkers

Rohingya

Etymology

From Bengali.

Noun

dam

  1. price

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for dam Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative dam damen damer damerna
Genitive dams damens damers damernas

dam c.

  1. lady, woman
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) queen
    Ruter dam = Queen of diamonds
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) queen

Synonyms


Turkish

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *tām.

Noun

dam

  1. roof

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