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Meaning of DRAM

Pronunciation:  dram

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  1/16 ounce or 1.771 grams
  2. [n]  a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
 

DRAM is a 4 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: drachm, drachma
 
 See Also: apothecaries' ounce, apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight, avoirdupois unit, grain, ounce, oz., scruple, troy ounce

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dram\, n. [OF. drame, F. drachme, L. drachma, drachm,
    drachma, fr. Gr. ?, prop., a handful, fr. ? to grasp. Cf.
    {Drachm}, {Drachma}.]
    1. 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. A minute quantity; a mite.
    
             Were I the chooser, a dram of well-doing should be
             preferred before many times as mush the forcible
             hindrance of evildoing.               --Milton.
    
    3. 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. --Shak.
    
    4. (Numis.) A Persian daric. --Ezra ii. 69.
    
    {Fluid dram}, or {Fluid drachm}. See under {Fluid}.
    
    
  2. \Dram\, v. i. & t.
    To drink drams; to ply with drams. [Low] --Johnson.
    --Thackeray.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
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Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

The Authorized Version understood the word 'adarkonim (1 Chr. 29:7; Ezra 8:27), and the similar word darkomnim (Ezra 2:69; Neh. 7:70), as equivalent to the Greek silver coin the drachma. But the Revised Version rightly regards it as the Greek dareikos, a Persian gold coin (the daric) of the value of about 1 pound, 2s., which was first struck by Darius, the son of Hystaspes, and was current in Western Asia long after the fall of the Persian empire. (See DARIC.)

 
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