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drachm

 (drăm)
n.
1. A dram.
2. A drachma.
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drachm

(dræm)
n
1. (Units) Also called: fluid dram Brit one eighth of a fluid ounce
2. (Units) US another name for dram2
3. (Currencies) another name for drachma
[C14: learned variant of dram]
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drachm1

(dræm)

n. Brit.
a dram in apothecaries' and troy weights, and sometimes in avoirdupois weights.
[learned sp. of dram]

drachm2

(dræm)

n.
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drachm

A unit of weight in the apothecaries’ system. 1 drachm = 1⁄8 apothecaries’ ounce (60 grains).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drachm - 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.drachm - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters
British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit - a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet
minim - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 1/60th fluid dram or 0.059194 cubic centimeters
fluid ounce, fluidounce - a British imperial unit of capacity or volume (liquid or dry) equal to 8 fluid drams or 28.416 cubic centimeters (1.734 cubic inches)
3.drachm - a unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce
United States liquid unit - a liquid unit officially adopted in the United States Customary System
minim - a United States liquid unit equal to 1/60 fluidram
fluid ounce, fluidounce - a United States unit of capacity or volume equal to 1.804 cubic inches
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Translations

drachm

[dræm] N
1. (Pharm) (= measure) → dracma f
2. = drachma
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The worthy gentleman was beyond measure distressed, and at that moment he would have given an ounce of silver to have had half a drachm of green silk there; I say green silk, because the stockings were green.
This was the last drachm required to turn the scale of her indecision.
"Three heavy breech-loading double-eight elephant guns, weighing about fifteen pounds each, to carry a charge of eleven drachms of black powder." Two of these were by a well-known London firm, most excellent makers, but I do not know by whom mine, which is not so highly finished, was made.
"Three double-500 Expresses, constructed to stand a charge of six drachms," sweet weapons, and admirable for medium-sized game, such as eland or sable antelope, or for men, especially in an open country and with the semi-hollow bullet.
He spoke softly and guardedly; and when he was about to make a statement on his sole responsibility or offer a suggestion, he weighed it by drachms and scruples first, with the crook of his little stick placed meditatively to his teeth.
And there are no teachers in the higher sense of the word; that is to say, no real teachers who will arouse the spirit of enquiry in their pupils, and not merely instruct them in rhetoric or impart to them ready- made information for a fee of 'one' or of 'fifty drachms.' Plato is desirous of deepening the notion of education, and therefore he asserts the paradox that there are no educators.
Caption: 10a and b Menander i drachm (2nd century BC) prototype: Obv.
The other units were the pound, the grain, the drachm, and the scruple.
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