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Dam vs. Sam — What's the Difference?

Dam vs. Sam — What's the Difference?

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Dam

A dam is a barrier that stops or restricts the flow of surface water or underground streams. Reservoirs created by dams not only suppress floods but also provide water for activities such as irrigation, human consumption, industrial use, aquaculture, and navigability.

Sam

Surface-to-air missile

Dam

A barrier constructed to hold back water and raise its level, forming a reservoir used to generate electricity or as a water supply
The dam burst after torrential rain
The Hoover Dam

Sam

(slang) Federal narcotics agent.

Dam

A rubber sheet used to keep saliva from the teeth during dental operations, or as a prophylactic device during cunnilingus and anilingus.
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Sam

To assemble.

Dam

The female parent of an animal, especially a domestic mammal.

Sam

To bring together; join (in marriage, friendship, love, etc.).

Dam

Build a dam across (a river or lake)
The river was dammed to form Lake Powell

Sam

To bring together; collect; put in order; arrange.

Dam

A barrier constructed across a waterway to control the flow or raise the level of water.

Sam

To assemble; come together.

Dam

A body of water controlled by such a barrier.

Sam

To coagulate; curdle (milk).

Dam

A barrier against the passage of liquid or loose material, as a rubber sheet used in dentistry to isolate one or more teeth from the rest of the mouth.

Sam

(obsolete) Together

Dam

A female parent of an animal, especially a domesticated mammal such as a horse.

Sam

(dialectal) Half or imperfectly done.

Dam

(Archaic) A mother.

Sam

(of food) Half-heated.

Dam

To hold back or confine by means of a dam.

Sam

Together.

Dam

To close up; obstruct
He tried to dam his grief.

Sam

A Surface to Air Missile.

Dam

A structure placed across a flowing body of water to stop the flow or part of the flow, generally for purposes such as retaining or diverting some of the water or retarding the release of accumulated water to avoid abrupt flooding.
A dam is often an essential source of water to farmers of hilly country.

Sam

A guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target

Dam

The water reservoir resulting from placing such a structure.
Boats may only be used at places set aside for boating on the dam.

Dam

(dentistry) A device to prevent a tooth from getting wet during dental work, consisting of a rubber sheet held with a band.

Dam

A reservoir.

Dam

A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace.

Dam

Female parent, mother, generally regarding breeding of animals.

Dam

A kind of crowned piece in the game of draughts.

Dam

(India) An obsolete Indian copper coin, equal to a fortieth of a rupee.

Dam

A former coin of Nepal, 128 of which were worth one mohar.

Dam

(transitive) To block the flow of water.

Dam

Damn.

Dam

Damn.

Dam

A female parent; - used of beasts, especially of quadrupeds; sometimes applied in contempt to a human mother.
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.
The dam runs lowing up and down,Looking the way her harmless young one went.

Dam

A king or crowned piece in the game of draughts.

Dam

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 water.

Dam

A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace.

Dam

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.
I'll have the current in this place dammed up.
A weight of earth that dams in the water.

Dam

To shut up; to stop up; to close; to restrain.
The strait pass was dammedWith dead men hurt behind, and cowards.

Dam

A barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea

Dam

A metric unit of length equal to ten meters

Dam

Female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock

Dam

Obstruct with, or as if with, a dam;
Dam the gorges of the Yangtse River

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