Last modified on 30 August 2014, at 19:27
See also: Dam, dám, đảm, da̰m, and đầm

TranslingualEdit

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SymbolEdit

dam

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

EnglishEdit

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A dam

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch, Middle Low German dam, from Proto-Germanic *dammaz.

NounEdit

dam (plural dams)

  1. A structure placed across a flowing body of water to stop the flow.
    A dam is often an essential source of water to farmers of hilly country.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      Nothing could be more business-like than the construction of the stout dams, and nothing more gently rural than the limpid lakes, with the grand old forest trees marshalled round their margins … .
    • 2013 August 16, John Vidal, “Dams endanger ecology of Himalayas”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 10, page 8: 
      Most of the Himalayan rivers have been relatively untouched by dams near their sources. Now the two great Asian powers, India and China, are rushing to harness them as they cut through some of the world's deepest valleys.
  2. (dentistry) A device to prevent a tooth from getting wet, consisting of a rubber sheet held with a band.
  3. (South Africa) A reservoir.
  4. A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace.
  5. (India) An obsolete Indian copper coin, equal to a fortieth of a rupee.
    • 1839, William Holloway (of Rye, in Sussex.), A general dictionary of provincialisms (link):
      ...A small Indian coin; whence comes the saying "I don't care a dam for you," that is I don't value you a farthing, and not as generally given, "I don't care a damn" or a "curse for you.
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VerbEdit

dam (third-person singular simple present dams, present participle damming, simple past and past participle dammed)

  1. To block the flow of water.
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Etymology 2Edit

Variant of dame.

NounEdit

dam (plural dams)

  1. Female parent, mother, generally regarding breeding of animals (correlative to sire).
    • Shakespeare
      The dam runs lowing up and down, / Looking the way her harmless young one went.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      Hunters assure us, that to chuse the best dog, and which they purpose to keepe from out a litter of other young whelps, there is no better meane than the damme herselfe [...].
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I:
      she / Resolved that Juan should be quite a paragon, / And worthy of the noblest pedigree / (His sire was from Castile, his dam from Aragon) [...].
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 112:
      The sky was cloudless – the moon rolled across the surface like a lamb searching for its dam.
  2. A kind of crowned piece in the game of draughts.
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Crimean TatarEdit

NounEdit

dam

  1. stable
  2. roof
  3. taste

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DanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse dammr (dam).

NounEdit

dam c (singular definite dammen, plural indefinite damme)

  1. pond
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Etymology 2Edit

From French jeu de dames (draughts).

NounEdit

dam c, n

  1. draughts, checkers

Etymology 3Edit

From French dame (lady).

NounEdit

dam c (singular definite dammen, plural indefinite dammer)

  1. king (superior piece in draughts)
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DutchEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dam m (plural dammen, diminutive dammetje n)

  1. dam

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VerbEdit

dam

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dammen
  2. imperative of dammen

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin damnum.

NounEdit

dam m (plural dams)

  1. (obsolete except in phrases) damage

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FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin damnum.

NounEdit

dam m (plural dams)

  1. damage

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LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

dam

  1. rafsi of danmo.

MalteseEdit

VerbEdit

dam

  1. dally, stall

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse damm n, Middle Norwegian dammr m. The meaning dam (structure) probably comes from Middle Low German.

NounEdit

dam m

  1. pond
  2. the game of checkers
  3. dam (structure)

InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • “dam” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Celtic *damos (bull), from Proto-Indo-European *demh₂-

NounEdit

dam (genitive daim)

  1. bull
DeclensionEdit
  • Alternative forms:
    genitive singular, nominative plural: doim
    dative singular: dum, dam
    accusative plural: dumu, damu
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Inflected forms of daimid.

VerbEdit

dam

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive conjunct of daimid
  2. Alternative form of daim.

·dam

  1. Alternative form of ·daim.

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
dam dam
pronounced with /ð(ʲ)-/
ndam
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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dam

  1. first-person singular present of dać

NounEdit

dam

  1. Genitive plural of dama

RohingyaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Bengali.

NounEdit

dam

  1. price

SwedishEdit

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dam c

  1. a lady, a woman
  2. (card games) a queen
    Ruter dam
    Queen of diamonds
  3. (chess) a queen

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TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Turkic tam, from Proto-Turkic *tām (roof; wall; hut).

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dam (definite accusative [[{{{1}}}#Turkish|{{{1}}}]], plural [[{{{2}}}#Turkish|{{{2}}}]])

  1. roof

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UzbekEdit

NounEdit

dam (plural damlar)

  1. bellows