Verb dram Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

(dated) To drink drams. (dated) To ply with drams of drink.

More definition:

1.Measurements. a unit of apothecaries' weight, equal to 60 grains, or 1/8 (0.125) ounce (

3.89 grams). 1/16 (0.0625) ounce, avoirdupois weight (2

7.34 grains;
1.77 grams).Abbreviation,dr., dr.

2.fluid dram.

3.a small drink of liquor.

4.a small quantity of anything.

5.Archaic. to drink drams; tipple.

6.Archaic. to ply with drink.

1.dynamic RAM.

1. one sixteenth of an ounce (avoirdupois). 1 dram is equivalent to 0.0018 kilogram

2. (US) Also called drachm, drachma. one eighth of an apothecaries' ounce; 60 grains. 1 dram is equivalent to 0.0039 kilogram

3. a small amount of an alcoholic drink, esp a spirit; tot

4. the standard monetary unit of Armenia, divided into 100 lumas Word OriginC15, from Old French dragme, from Late Latin dragma, from Greek drakhmē; see drachma DRAM /ˈdiːræm/ noun acronym
1. dynamic random access memory, a widely used type of random access memory See RAM1 noun

2. a chip containing such a memory Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
mid-15c., "small weight of apothecary's measure," a phonetic spelling, from Anglo-Latin dragma, Old French drame, from Late Latin dragma, from Latin drachma "drachma," from Greek drakhma "measure of weight," also, "silver coin," literally "handful" (of six obols, the least valuable coins in ancient Athens), akin to drassesthai "to grasp." The fluid dram is one-eighth of a fluid ounce, hence "a small drink of liquor" (1713); Hence dram shop (1725), where liquor was sold by the shot.


Dram-drinking was spreading like an epidemic. Freethinkers' clubs flourished.

This latter differs very little in actual practice from the previous method of determination by the number of deniers per 476 metres, the denier being calculated on the equivalent of 0.0531 gramme, the English equivalent showing 333 deniers per one dram avoirdupois.

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