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 for Dam
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dam \Dam\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dammed (d[a^]md); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Damming.]
     1. To obstruct or restrain the flow of, by a dam; to confine
        by constructing a dam, as a stream of water; -- generally
        used with in or up.
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              I'll have the current in this place dammed up.
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              A weight of earth that dams in the water.
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     2. To shut up; to stop up; to close; to restrain.
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              The strait pass was dammed
              With dead men hurt behind, and cowards. --Shak.
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     To dam out, to keep out by means of a dam.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dam \Dam\ (d[a^]m), n. [OE. 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
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              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.
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              The dam runs lowing up and down,
              Looking the way her harmless young one went. --Shak.
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     2. A king or crowned piece in the game of draughts.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dam \Dam\, n. [Akin to OLG., D., & Dan. dam, G. & Sw. damm,
     Icel. dammr, and AS. fordemman to stop up, Goth.
     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, built
        across a water course, to confine and keep back flowing
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     2. (Metal.) A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the
        front of the hearth of a blast furnace.
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     Dam plate (Blast Furnace), an iron plate in front of the
        dam, to strengthen it.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to
           keep out the sea [syn: dam, dike, dyke]
      2: a metric unit of length equal to ten meters [syn:
         decameter, dekameter, decametre, dekametre, dam,
      3: female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock
      v 1: obstruct with, or as if with, a dam; "dam the gorges of the
           Yangtse River" [syn: dam, dam up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  193 Moby Thesaurus words for "dam":
     arch dam, arrest, artificial lake, backstop, bamboo curtain, bank,
     bar, barrage, barrier, bayou lake, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, bind,
     block, block up, blockade, boom, bottle up, brake, breakwater,
     breastwork, brick wall, bring to, bring up short, buffer, bulkhead,
     bulwark, bung, caulk, check, checkmate, chink, choke, choke off,
     choke up, cistern, clog, clog up, cofferdam, congest, constipate,
     cork, countercheck, cover, curb, cut short, dam up, damp, dampen,
     dead water, deadlock, defense, delay, detain, dike, ditch,
     draw rein, earthwork, embankment, etang, farm pond, fence, fill,
     fill up, fishpond, foster mother, foul, freeze, freshwater lake,
     gate, genetrix, glacial lake, gravity dam, groin, halt, hinder,
     hold back, hold in check, hold up, hydraulic-fill dam, impede,
     inhibit, inland sea, intercept, interfere, intermeddle, interrupt,
     intervene, iron curtain, jam, jetty, keep back, keep in check,
     lagoon, laguna, lake, lakelet, landlocked water, leaping weir,
     levee, linn, loch, logjam, lough, ma, mam, mama, mammy, mater,
     materfamilias, maternal ancestor, matriarch, meddle, mere, milldam,
     millpond, millpool, moat, mole, mom, mommy, mother, mound, mummy,
     nyanza, obstipate, obstruct, oppose, oxbow lake, pack, parapet,
     plash, plug, plug up, pond, pondlet, pool, portcullis, puddle,
     pull up, put paid to, rampart, repress, reservoir, resist,
     restrain, retard, roadblock, rock-fill dam, salina, salt pond,
     scotch, seawall, set back, shutter dam, slacken, snub, spile,
     stagnant water, stalemate, stall, stanch, standing water, stay,
     stem, stem the tide, stench, stepmother, still water, stone wall,
     stop, stop cold, stop dead, stop short, stop up, stopper, stopple,
     stuff, stuff up, sump, suppress, tank, tarn, the old woman,
     tidal pond, volcanic lake, wall, water hole, water pocket, weir,
     well, wicket dam, work

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Debian Account Manager (Linux, Debian)

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Direct Access Method / Mode (DAM, SAM)

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Digital Asset Management

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Distributed Abstract Machine

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Draft AMendment (ISO)

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DAM. A construction of wood, stone, or other materials, made across a stream 
  of water for the purpose of confining it; a mole. 
       2. The owner of a stream not navigable, may erect a dam across it, and 
  employ the water in any reasonable manner, either for his use or pleasure, 
  so as not to destroy or render useless, materially diminish, or affect the 
  application of the water by the proprietors below on the stream. He must not 
  shut the gates of his dams and detain the water unreasonably, nor let it off 
  in unusual quantities to the annoyance of his neighbors. 4 Dall. 211; 3 
  Caines, 207; 13 Mass. 420; 3 Pick, 268; 2 N. H. Rep. 532; 17 John. 306; 3 
  John. Ch. Rep. 282; 3 Rawle, 256; 2 Conn. Rep. 584; 5 Pick. 199; 20 John. 
  90; 1 Pick. 180; 4 Id. 460; 2 Binn. 475; 14 Serg. & Rawle, 71; Id. 9; 13 
  John. 212; 1 McCord, 580; 3 N. H. Rep. 321; 1 Halst. R. 1; 3 Kents Com. 354. 
       3. When one side of the stream is owned by one person and the other by 
  another, neither, without the consent of the other, can build a dam which 
  extends beyond the filum aqua, thread of the river, without committing a 
  trespass. Cro. Eliz. 269; 12 Mass. 211; Ang. on W. C. 14, 104, 141; vide 
  Lois des Bat. P. 1, c. 3, s. 1, a. 3; Poth. Traite du Contrat de Societe, 
  second app. 236; Hill. Ab. Index, h.t.; 7 Cowen, R. 266; 2 Watts, R. 327; 3 
  Rawle, R. 90; 17 Mass. R. 289; 5 Pick. R. 175; 4 Mass. R. 401. Vide 

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