(noun, verb)


1. a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea

Similar word(s): dike

Definition categories: man–made, barrier

2. a metric unit of length equal to ten meters

Similar word(s): decameter, decametre, dekameter, dekametre

Definition categories: quantity

3. female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock

Definition categories: animal, female

Sentences with dam as a noun:

- A dam is often an essential source of water to farmers of hilly country.


1. obstruct with, or as if with, a dam

- dam the gorges of the Yangtse River

Definition categories: contact, block, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude