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Another word for dam

  1. To stop or prevent passage of

      1. To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
      2. To impede, retard, or interfere with; hinder:
      3. To be or get in the way of (a view or something to be seen).
      1. To retard or obstruct the progress of.
      1. A solid piece of a hard substance, such as wood, having one or more flat sides.
      2. Such a piece used as a construction member or as a support.
      3. Such a piece upon which chopping or cutting is done:
      1. A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of solid material used as a fastener, support, barrier, or structural or mechanical member.
      2. A solid oblong block of a substance or combination of ingredients, such as soap or candy.
      3. Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.

Another word for dam

  1. Structure to impound water

      1. A temporary watertight enclosure that is pumped dry to expose the bottom of a body of water so that construction, as of piers, can occur.
      2. A watertight chamber attached to the side of a ship to facilitate repairs below the water line.
      1. An embankment raised to prevent a river from overflowing.
      2. A small ridge or raised area bordering an irrigated field.
      3. A landing place on a river; a pier.
      1. A stage or degree in a process.
      2. A position in a scale of size, quality, or intensity:
      3. An accepted level or standard.
      1. A fence or wattle placed in a stream to catch or retain fish.
      2. A dam placed across a river or canal to raise or divert the water, as for a millrace, or to regulate or measure the flow.
      1. A structure that can be swung, drawn, or lowered to block an entrance or a passageway.
      2. An opening in a wall or fence for entrance or exit.
      3. The structure surrounding such an opening, such as the monumental or fortified entrance to a palace or walled city.
      1. A material formation or structure, such as a mountain range or wall, that prevents passage or access.
      2. Something immaterial that obstructs or impedes:
      3. A membrane, tissue, or mechanism that blocks the passage of certain substances.
      1. The act of embanking.
      2. A mound of earth or stone built to hold back water or to support a roadway.
      1. A piled-up mass, as of snow or clouds; a heap:
      2. A steep natural incline.
      3. An artificial embankment.
      1. An upright structure of masonry, wood, plaster, or other building material serving to enclose, divide, or protect an area, especially a vertical construction forming an inner partition or exterior siding of a building.
      2. A continuous structure of masonry or other material forming a rampart and built for defensive purposes.
      3. A structure of stonework, cement, or other material built to retain a flow of water.
      1. A long narrow trench or furrow dug in the ground, as for irrigation, drainage, or a boundary line.
      2. To dig or make a long narrow trench or furrow in.
      3. To surround with a long narrow trench or furrow.
      1. An embankment of earth and rock built to prevent floods.
      2. A low wall, often of sod, dividing or enclosing lands.
      3. A barrier blocking a passage, especially for protection.
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  2. Mother, usually of a four-legged animal