from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that deadens, restrains, or depresses: Rain put a damper on our picnic plans.
- n. An adjustable plate, as in the flue of a furnace or stove, for controlling the draft.
- n. Music A device in various keyboard instruments for deadening the vibrations of the strings.
- n. Music A mute for various brass instruments.
- n. A device that eliminates or progressively diminishes vibrations or oscillations, as of a magnetic needle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something that damps or checks:
- n. Bread made from a basic recipe of flour, water, milk, and salt, but without yeast.
- adj. comparative form of damp: more damp
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A valve or movable plate in the flue or other part of a stove, furnace, etc., used to check or regulate the draught of air.
- n. A contrivance, as in a pianoforte, to deaden vibrations; or, as in other pieces of mechanism, to check some action at a particular time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which damps.
- n. A kind of unfermented bread, made of flour and water, and generally baked on a stone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
- n. a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace
- n. a depressing restraint
From damp + -er. (Wiktionary)