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dam

 
Noun dam has 3 senses
  1. dam, dike, dyke, levee - a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
    --1 is a kind of barrier
    --1 has particulars:
     Aswan High Dam, Aswan Dam, High Dam; Hoover Dam; milldam; weir
    Derived form: verb dam1
  2. decameter, dekameter, decametre, dekametre, dam, dkm - a metric unit of length equal to ten meters
    --2 is a kind of metric linear unit
    --2 is a part of hectometer, hectometre, hm
    --2 has parts: meter, metre, m
  3. dam - female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock
    --3 is a kind of
    female
Verb dam has 1 sense
  1. dam, dam up - obstruct with, or as if with, a dam; "dam the gorges of the Yangtse River"
    --1 is one way to obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up
    Derived form: noun dam1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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