- a hyrax, Procavia syriaca, of Syria, Palestine, etc.: the cony of the Bible.
- any hyrax.
Origin of daman
- 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.
Examples from the Web for daman
Historical Examples of daman
Daman, the son of a dog, has suddenly made prisoners two of my own people.
So Daman went to see Tengga who detained him a very long time.
Hassim had told him the two white men had been taken by their captors to Daman's camp.
It was only for an instant, because Daman turned away at once to shake hands with Lingard.
Belarab believes in me no doubt, but Daman trusts no man on earth.
Word Origin for daman
- a coastal town in W India, the chief town of Daman and Diu. Pop: 35 743 (2001)Portuguese name: Damão