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Definition 1: female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock - [noun denoting animal]

(dam is a kind of ...) an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)

Definition 2: a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for dam in the sense of this definition

(dam is a kind of ...) a structure or object that impedes free movement

(... is a kind of dam ) dam to make a millpond to provide power for a water mill

(... is a kind of dam ) a low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow

(... is an instance of dam) one of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt

(... is an instance of dam) a large dam built in 1964 on the Colorado River in Arizona

(... is an instance of dam) a large dam built in 1933 on the Colorado River in Nevada

Definition 3: a metric unit of length equal to ten meters - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for dam in the sense of this definition

(dam is a kind of ...) a linear unit of distance in metric terms

(dam is a part of ...) the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)

(... is part of dam) a metric unit of length equal to 100 meters

Definition 4: obstruct with, or as if with, a dam - [verb of contact]

Samples where dam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dam the gorges of the Yangtse River

Synonyms for dam in the sense of this definition

(dam is a kind of ...) block passage through

"obstruct the path"

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