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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a unit of apothecaries' weight, equal to 60 grains, or ? of an ounce (3.89 grams). 1/16 of an ounce in avoirdupois weight (27.34 grains; 1.77 grams).

    Category: Weights and Measures

    Ref: Abbr.: dr. 3 , dr 5

  2. Category: Weights and Measures

    Ref: fluid dram.

  3. a small drink of liquor.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  4. a small amount of anything.

Origin of dram:

1400–50; dramme, var. of dragme < OF < LL dragma, L drachmadrachma

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dram, drachm, drachma(noun)

    a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains

  2. dram(noun)

    1/16 ounce or 1.771 grams

  3. dram(noun)

    the basic unit of money in Armenia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dram(noun)

    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

  2. Dram(noun)

    a minute quantity; a mite

  3. Dram(noun)

    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

  4. Dram(noun)

    a Persian daric

  5. Dram

    to drink drams; to ply with drams


  1. Dram

    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.

Anagrams of dram

  1. mard

Translations for dram

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a musical instrument constructed of skin etc stretched on a round frame and beaten with a stick

He plays the drums.

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