Definition of dam:

part of speech: noun

A bank or mound of earth and stones; anything to confine wholly or partially a stream of water.

part of speech: noun

A female parent, now used only for animals.

part of speech: noun

An Indian copper coin, the fortieth part of a rupee.

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