Dam

A dam is a barrier that impounds water or underground streams. Dams generally serve the primary purpose of retaining water, while other structures such as floodgates or levees (also known as dikes) are used to manage or prevent water flow into specific land regions. Hydropower and pumped-storage hydroelectricity are often used in conjunction with ...
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Dam

Mother of a particular calf. (See 'cow').
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The mother of a horse.[1]
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(dam) a barrier to obstruct the flow of water or other fluid. rubber dam. dental dam , rubber dam a sheet of thin latex rubber used by dentists to isolate a tooth or teeth from the fluids of the mouth during dental treatment, held in place by a clam...
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(from the article `dog`) ...behaviour is a combination of instinct and environment. Dogs are born with certain innate characteristics that are evident from birth. Puppies are ...
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[n] - a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea 2. [n] - female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock 3. [v] - obstruct with, or as if with, a dam
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Dam

• (n.) 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. • (n.) A female parent; -- used of beasts, especially of quadrupeds; sometimes applied in contempt to a human mother. • (n.) A firebrick wall, or a s...
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dike noun a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
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[chemotherapy] DAM in the context of chemotherapy is an acronym that means a chemotherapy regimen most often used as an induction regimen in acute myelogenous leukemia, usually for those who are refractory to the standard `7+3` induction regimen or who has relapsed. But this regimen also can be used as primary, first-line induction therapy....
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Dam

[Indian coin] A Dam was a small Indian copper coin. The coin was first introduced by Sher Shah Suri during his rule of India between 1540 and 1545, along with Mohur, the gold coin and Rupiya the silver coin Later on, the Mughal Emperors standardised the coin along with other silver (Rupiya) and gold (Mohur) coins in order to consolidate the...
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Click images to enlargeStructure built across a river to hold back a body of water (called a reservoir) in order to prevent flooding, provide water for irrigation and storage, and provide hydroelectric power. The biggest dams are of the earth- and rock-fill type, also called embankment dams. Such dams are generall...
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Dam (dăm) noun [ Middle English 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 ...
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Dam

Dam noun [ Akin to OLG., D., & Danish dam , G. & Swedish damm , Icelandic dammr , and Anglo-Saxon fordemman to stop up, Goth. Faúrdammjan .] 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, buil...
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Dam transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Dammed (dămd); present participle & verbal noun Damming .] 1. To obstruct or restrain the flow of, by a dam; to confine by constructing a dam, as a stream of water; -- generall...
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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...
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Dam

A barrier built, usually across a watercourse, for holding back water or diverting the flow of water.
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A concrete or earthen barrier constructed across a river and designed to control water flow or create a reservoir.
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A dam is a bank or construction of stone, earth, or wood etc across a stream or river for the purpose of keeping back the current to give it increased head, for holding back supplies of water, for flooding lands, for rendering the stream above the dam navigable by increased depth, and for generating electricity. Its material and construction will d...
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a female parent.
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A horse's mother.
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A mechanism used to hold back water in a river, gathering pond or reservoir, so it can be controlled for some purpose. They may be earth or masonry. There is an important Post-Medieval dam at Acklington Park mill, (see under Smeaton, John).
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A structure for impeding and controlling the flow of water in a water course, and which increases the water elevation to create the hydraulic head. The reservoir creates, in effect, stored energy.
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A structure for impeding and controlling the flow of water in a water course, and which increases the water elevation to create the hydraulic head. The reservoir creates, in effect, stored energy.
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a structure to retain water inflows for specific uses
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dam, barrier, commonly across a watercourse, to hold back water, often forming a reservoir or lake; dams are also sometimes used to control or contain rockslides, mudflows, and the like in regions where these are common. Dams are made of timber, rock, earth, masonry, or concrete or of combinations o...
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