Definition Of dams


a barrier constructed to hold back water and raise its level, the resulting reservoir being used in the generation of electricity or as a water supply.

The dam raised the water level by 54 feet and created a three-mile-long reservoir holding around 9,000 million gallons.

build a dam across (a river or lake).

Lake Nasser was formed by damming the River Nile.

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

However, the present study indicates Longhorns have a significant advantage in calving ease over Red Poll sires for dams calving at 2 yr of age.

Example Of dams

  • A lake at Oakford Park, a pleasure resort near Pittsburgh, was flooded by a violent rainstorm and burst the dam , causing a wall of water to sweep down Bush Creek valley.

  • An Indian Supreme Court judgement finally gave the project the go-ahead, allowing the height of the dam to be raised to a level that would finally allow water to flow down the irrigation canals.

  • Back in the 1960s and 1970s there seemed to be an endless stream of talented youngsters at most Scottish clubs, but when street football was dammed the supply was reduced to a trickle.

  • Beaver dams usually stand no more than ten feet (three meters) tall and integrate a series of steps into the slope.

  • Because of the canal's location between two dams , its water level stays constant, so the architects were free to place each little building as close to it as they wanted.

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