dam

The word “dam” has 1 syllable: dam.

It's pronounced as /dæm/.


What is synonym and antonym for dam?

In the thesaurus, “dam” has 15 synonyms and 5 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for dam along with examples of usage in sentences.


Synonyms for dam

  • bank
  • barrier
  • block
  • clog
  • dike
  • ditch
  • embankment
  • fill
  • flood
  • gate
  • levee
  • obstruct
  • pack
  • plug
  • seal

Antonyms for dam

  • clear
  • excavate
  • free
  • shovel
  • unplug

Meanings of dam

  • noun
    1. 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.
    2. The water reservoir resulting from placing such structure.
    3. A device to prevent a tooth from getting wet during dental work, consisting of a rubber sheet held with a band.
    4. A reservoir.
    5. A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace.
    6. Female parent, mother, generally regarding breeding of animals (correlative to sire).
    7. A kind of crowned piece in the game of draughts.
    8. An obsolete Indian copper coin, equal to a fortieth of a rupee.
    9. A former coin of Nepal, 128 of which were worth one mohar.
  • verb
    1. To block the flow of water.
  • interjection
    1. Damn.

Example Sentences

  • The beavers constructed a sturdy dam across the flowing stream.
  • After heavy rains, the river surged against the aging dam.
  • Engineers inspected the dam to ensure its structural integrity.
  • Wildlife flourished in the protected area behind the dam.
  • The reservoir formed by the dam provided essential water resources for the region.

On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to dam, such as: bank, barrier, block, clear, clog, dike, ditch.

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ABCs

  • account
  • affidavit
  • allegation
  • alphabet
  • amount
  • announcement
  • article
  • assurance
  • authority
  • base
  • basis
  • bedrock
  • bottom line
  • catalog
  • characterization
  • charge
  • clue
  • comment
  • component
  • condition
  • confession
  • cornerstone
  • definition
  • depiction
  • description
  • design
  • detail
  • directory
  • effect
  • element
  • elemental
  • elements
  • essence
  • explanation
  • fact
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  • foundation
  • fundamental
  • grammar
  • groundwork
  • guidebook
  • handbook
  • history
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  • infrastructure
  • justification
  • key
  • law
  • manual
  • meat
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  • narration
  • narrative
  • part
  • philosophy
  • picture
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  • portrayal
  • precondition
  • preparation
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  • presentation
  • principle
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  • proclamation
  • rationale
  • remark
  • report
  • requirement
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  • rudimentary
  • schedule
  • sign
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  • sketch
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  • story
  • straightforward
  • strength
  • structure
  • stuff
  • subject
  • summary
  • support
  • syntax
  • tale
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  • thing
  • underlying
  • version
  • word

abecedarian

  • apprentice
  • basic
  • beginner
  • elementary
  • freshman
  • fundamental
  • introductory
  • newcomer
  • novice
  • rookie
  • rudimentary

abuse

  • attack
  • beat up
  • bully
  • corrupt
  • corruption
  • crime
  • criticism
  • damage
  • exploit
  • exploitation
  • harm
  • hurt
  • impair
  • injure
  • injury
  • injustice
  • insult
  • invective
  • leverage
  • maltreat
  • maltreatment
  • manipulate
  • misconduct
  • misdeed
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  • misuse
  • molest
  • offend
  • offense
  • oppress
  • persecute
  • pollution
  • prostitution
  • revile
  • scold
  • scurrility
  • slam
  • squander
  • torture
  • use
  • victimize
  • violate
  • violation
  • vituperation
  • wrongdoing

abuses

  • attacks
  • beat up
  • bullies
  • corrupt
  • corruption
  • crime
  • criticisms
  • curses
  • damage
  • exploit
  • exploitation
  • exploits
  • fulminations
  • harm
  • impair
  • injures
  • injury
  • injustice
  • insult
  • insults
  • invectives
  • leverages
  • maltreat
  • maltreatment
  • manipulates
  • misconduct
  • misdeed
  • mistreat
  • mistreats
  • misuse
  • misuses
  • molest
  • offend
  • offense
  • oppresses
  • persecute
  • pollution
  • prostitution
  • revile
  • scurrilities
  • slams
  • squander
  • tortures
  • uses
  • victimize
  • violate
  • violates
  • violation
  • vituperations
  • wrongdoing

abysmally

  • atrociously
  • awfully
  • bad
  • badly
  • damnably
  • deplorably
  • disastrously
  • dreadfully
  • horrendously
  • horribly
  • horrifically
  • inadequately
  • poorly
  • terribly
  • unsatisfactorily

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