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Meaning of “dam” in the English Dictionary

"dam" in British English

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damnoun [C]

uk   us   /dæm/
a ​wallbuiltacross a ​river that ​stops the river's ​flow and ​collects the ​water, ​especially to make a ​reservoir (= an ​artificiallake) that ​provideswater for an ​area: The Aswan High Dam is on the River Nile in Egypt.
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damverb [T]

uk   us   /dæm/ (-mm-)
(Definition of dam from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dam" in American English

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damnoun [C]

 us   /dæm/
a ​wallbuiltacross a ​river to ​stop the ​flow and ​collect the ​water, esp. to make a ​reservoir (= an ​artificiallake) that ​provideswater for an ​area or can be used to make ​electricity

damverb [T]

 us   /dæm/ (-mm-)
to ​build a dam ​across a ​river in ​order to ​store the ​water: [M] Fish are ​affected when a ​river is dammed up.
(Definition of dam from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"DAM" in Business English

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DAMnoun [U]

uk   us   IT
abbreviation for digital asset management
(Definition of DAM from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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