Synonyms of dam


1. dam, dike, dyke, barrier

usage: a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea

2. decameter, dekameter, decametre, dekametre, dam, dkm, metric linear unit

usage: a metric unit of length equal to ten meters

3. dam, female

usage: female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock


1. dam, dam up, obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up

usage: obstruct with, or as if with, a dam; "dam the gorges of the Yangtse River"

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Definition and meaning of dam (Dictionary)