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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

(dræm)
n
1. (Units) one sixteenth of an ounce (avoirdupois). 1 dram is equivalent to 0.0018 kilogram
2. (Units) Also called: drachm or drachma US one eighth of an apothecaries' ounce; 60 grains. 1 dram is equivalent to 0.0039 kilogram
3. (Units) a small amount of an alcoholic drink, esp a spirit; tot
4. (Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Armenia, divided into 100 lumas
[C15: from Old French dragme, from Late Latin dragma, 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

(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 ?
There's nothing like a dram for ye - if ye'll take my advice of it; and bein' as it's Christmas, I'm no' saying,' he added, with a fatherly smile, 'but what I would join ye mysel'.
I'll give you a dram when we've got through,' said he, affecting a sprightliness which sat on him most unhandsomely,
Daryalov, Poltavsky, Prince Karibanov, Count Paskudin, Dram.
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?
She snatched the bottle out of my hands--drank off another dram, shook her head at me, and ejaculated lamentably: "My nerves, my nerves
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.
However, I was glad to see the boy so cheerful, and I gave him a dram (out of our patron's case of bottles) to cheer him up.
So I gave Xury a piece of rusk bread to eat, and a dram out of our patron's case of bottles which I mentioned before; and we hauled the boat in as near the shore as we thought was proper, and so waded on shore, carrying nothing but our arms and two jars for water.
He had gone there, taken the silver cross off his neck and asked for a dram for it.
Meanwhile, Simon turned on his heel, and marched up to the bar of the boat for a dram.
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.
The mistress sent her maid for a small dram cup, which held about two gallons, and filled it with drink.