Dam, structure built across a stream, a river, or an estuary to retain water. Dams are built to provide water for human consumption, for irrigating arid and semiarid lands, or for use in industrial processes.
can anybody help me out? What made them call a dam, a dam ? Please answer and then give a link to a website if you have one that explains it.
Adam is a common masculine given name in the english language of semitic origin. According to the bible, the personal name adam derives from the hebrew noun adamah meaning the ground or earth. Its biblical and quranic uses have ensured that it is also a common name in all countries which draw on these traditions.
The earliest known dam is the jawa dam in jordan, dating to 3,000 bc. The word dam can be traced back to middle english, and before that, from middle dutch, as seen in the names of many old cities. The first known appearance of dam occurs in 1165, but there is one village, obdam, that was mentioned in 1120.
Dam a barrier built to hold back water and raise its level block up obstruct the beavers dam caused the field to flood. Not to be confused with damn an uttered curse to doom to hell condemn censure damn the act, not the person. Commend without enthusiasm damn with faint praise a bit not worth a damn abused, confused, & misused words.
Ibase digital asset management digital asset management - often called dam - is the process of organising, storing and retrieving digital files such as image, video, document or sound files, along with their technical and descriptive metadata.