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DRAM

 (dē′răm′)
n.
Dynamic RAM.

dram 1

 (drăm)
n.
1. Abbr. dr.
a. A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to 1/16 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).
b. A unit of apothecary weight equal to 1/8 of an ounce or 60 grains (3.89 grams).
2.
a. A small draft: took a dram of brandy.
b. A small amount; a bit: not a dram of compassion.

[Middle English dragme, a drachma, a unit of weight, from Old French, from Late Latin dragma, from Latin drachma; see drachma.]

dram 2

 (dräm)
n. pl. dram
See Table at currency.

[Armenian, ultimately from Greek drakhmē; see drachma.]

DRAM

(ˈdiːræm) or

D-RAM

n acronym for
(Computer Science) dynamic random access memory: a widely used type of random access memory. See RAM1
n
(Computer Science) a chip containing such memory

DRAM

(ˈdiːræm) or

D-RAM

n acronym for
(Computer Science) dynamic random access memory: a widely used type of random access memory. See RAM1
n
(Computer Science) a chip containing such memory

dram

(dræm)

n.
1.
a. a unit of apothecaries' weight, equal to 60 grains, or ? of an ounce (3.89 grams).
b. 1/16 of an ounce in avoirdupois weight (27.34 grains; 1.77 grams). Abbr.: dr., dr
3. a small drink of liquor.
4. a small amount of anything.
[1400–50; dramme, variant of dragme < Old French < Late Latin dragma, Latin drachma drachma]

Dram

 a minute quantity; a small draught of cordial or liqueur.
Examples: dram of constancy, 1566; of gin; of learning, 1709; of mercy, 1646; of poison, 1592; of saffron, 1741; of well-doing.

dram

(dr) A unit of mass equal to 1⁄16 oz.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dram - a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight - any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ounces
scruple - a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
apothecaries' ounce, ounce, troy ounce - a unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one twelfth of a pound
2.dram - 1/16 ounce or 1.771 grams
avoirdupois unit - any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
grain - 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams
oz., ounce - a unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound or 16 drams or 28.349 grams
3.dram - the basic unit of money in Armenia
Armenian monetary unit - monetary unit in Armenia

dram

noun measure, shot (informal), drop, glass, tot, slug, snort (slang), snifter (informal) a dram of whisky

dram

noun
1. A small amount of liquor:
Informal: nip, slug.
Slang: snort.
Translations
Dram
dram

dram

[dræm] N (Brit) [of drink] → trago m (Pharm) → dracma f

dram

[ˈdræm] npetit verre m

dram

n
(= measure, Pharm) → ˜ Drachme f (old)
(Brit: = small drink) → Schluck m(Whisky)

dram

[dræm] nbicchierino (di whisky )
References in classic literature ?
The men who stood round much approved this speech, and one of them said, "It is desperate hard, and if a man sometimes does what is wrong it is no wonder, and if he gets a dram too much who's to blow him up?
Meanwhile, Simon turned on his heel, and marched up to the bar of the boat for a dram.
They'll church you if you sip a dram, And damn you if you steal a lamb; Yet rob old Tony, Doll, and Sam, Of human rights, and bread and ham; Kidnapper's heavenly union.
It was some broken wittles - that's what it was - and a dram of liquor, and a pie.
The mistress sent her maid for a small dram cup, which held about two gallons, and filled it with drink; I took up the vessel with much difficulty in both hands, and in a most respectful manner drank to her ladyship's health, expressing the words as loud as I could in English, which made the company laugh so heartily, that I was almost deafened with the noise.
Each drank a comfortable dram, and left the spot, with so many jests, and such laughter at their unaccomplished wickedness, that they might be said to have gone on their way rejoicing.
We occasioned the greatest excitement on board all - an excitement greatly relished by ourselves, and especially by our two men, who, now under the influence of a dram of Geneva, seemed resolved to give all scruple, or fear, to the wind.
Fred was not a gambler: he had not that specific disease in which the suspension of the whole nervous energy on a chance or risk becomes as necessary as the dram to the drunkard; he had only the tendency to that diffusive form of gambling which has no alcoholic intensity, but is carried on with the healthiest chyle-fed blood, keeping up a joyous imaginative activity which fashions events according to desire, and having no fears about its own weather, only sees the advantage there must be to others in going aboard with it.
She snatched the bottle out of my hands--drank off another dram, shook her head at me, and ejaculated lamentably: "My nerves, my nerves
I am afraid, sir," said the old gentleman to Jones, "that I have nothing in this house which you can either eat or drink, unless you will accept a dram of brandy; of which I can give you some most excellent, and which I have had by me these thirty years.
Becky loved society and, indeed, could no more exist without it than an opium-eater without his dram, and she was happy enough at the period of her boarding-house life.
Daryalov, Poltavsky, Prince Karibanov, Count Paskudin, Dram.