dram, drachm, drachma(noun)
a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
1/16 ounce or 1.771 grams
the basic unit of money in Armenia
a weight; in Apothecaries' weight, one eighth part of an ounce, or sixty grains; in Avoirdupois weight, one sixteenth part of an ounce, or 27.34375 grains
a minute quantity; a mite
as much spirituous liquor as is usually drunk at once; as, a dram of brandy; hence, a potation or potion; as, a dram of poison
a Persian daric
to drink drams; to ply with drams
Origin: [OF. drame, F. drachme, L. drachma, drachm, drachma, fr. Gr. drachmh`, prop., a handful, fr. dra`ssesqai to grasp. Cf. Drachm, Drachma.]
The dram was originally both a coin and a weight in ancient Greece. It refers to a unit of mass in the avoirdupois system, and both a unit of mass and a unit of volume in the apothecaries' system. The unit of volume is more correctly called a fluid dram, fluid drachm, fluidram or fluidrachm.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dram, n. a contraction of Drachm: 1⁄16th of an oz. avoirdupois: formerly, with apothecaries, ⅛th of an oz.: as much raw spirits as is drunk at once.—v.i. to drink a dram.—v.t. to give a dram to.—ns. Dram′-drink′er; Dram′-shop. [Through Fr. and L., from Gr. drachmē. See Drachma.]
The numerical value of dram in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of dram in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We don't have plans for DRAM at the moment, we need to take one step at a time.
The technological gap between Samsung and its competitors in fields such as DRAM and NAND has been widening lately, which helps the company avoid the rate of profit decline seen at other firms.
He that has not religion to govern his morality, is not a dram better than my mastiff-dog; so long as you stroke him, and please him, and do not pinch him, he will play with you as finely as may be, he is a very good moral mastiff; but if you hurt him, he will fly in your face, and tear out your throat.
Images & Illustrations of dram
Translations for dram
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for dram »
Find a translation for the dram definition in other languages:
Select another language: