a hyrax, Procavia syriaca, of Syria, Palestine, etc.: the cony of the Bible.
Other definitions for Daman (2 of 2)
a district in W India, part of the union territory of Daman and Diu: formerly a Portuguese colony, then (1961–87) part of the union territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu.
the chief town of this district.
- Portuguese Da·mão [dah-moun]. /dɑˈmãʊ̃/.
- See also Daman and Diu.
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How to use daman in a sentence
About this time the fort of daman, towards the frontier of Guzerat, was threatened by a detachment of 3000 Mogul horse.
I sent Ali a present of five garments of cotton cloth, which I purchased of daman for one of my fowling-pieces.The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19 | Various
daman got nothing from me, and that very evening the praus were ordered by Belarab to leave the lagoon.
Lingard had not the slightest doubt daman wanted him to know what had been done with the prisoners.
Belarab murmured, "You ought to have allowed me to make friends with daman last night."
British Dictionary definitions for daman (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for Daman (2 of 2)
a coastal town in W India, the chief town of Daman and Diu. Pop: 35 743 (2001): Portuguese name: Damão
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