dram

[ dram ]
/ dræm /

noun

Measurements.
  1. a unit of apothecaries' weight, equal to 60 grains, or 1/8 (0.125) ounce (3.89 grams).
  2. 1/16 (0.0625) ounce, avoirdupois weight (27.34 grains; 1.77 grams). Abbreviation: dr., dr
a small drink of liquor.
a small quantity of anything.

verb (used without object), drammed, dram·ming.

Archaic. to drink drams; tipple.

verb (used with object), drammed, dram·ming.

Archaic. to ply with drink.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU FEEL THE WEAL WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ?

Did you collect all of last week’s words, but eftsoons forget what they mean? Don’t worry, we’re here to jog your memory. See how many words from the week of May 18 to 24 you can get right!
Question 1 of 7
weal

Origin of dram

1400–50; late Middle English dramme, assimilated variant of dragme < Old French < Late Latin dragma, Latin drachma drachma

OTHER WORDS FROM dram

half-dram, adjective, noun

Definition for dram (2 of 2)

DRAM
[ dee-ram ]
/ ˈdiˌræm /

Computers.

dynamic RAM.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for dram

British Dictionary definitions for dram (1 of 2)

dram
/ (dræm) /

noun

one sixteenth of an ounce (avoirdupois). 1 dram is equivalent to 0.0018 kilogram
Also called: drachm, drachma US one eighth of an apothecaries' ounce; 60 grains. 1 dram is equivalent to 0.0039 kilogram
a small amount of an alcoholic drink, esp a spirit; tot
the standard monetary unit of Armenia, divided into 100 lumas

Word Origin for dram

C15: from Old French dragme, from Late Latin dragma, from Greek drakhmē; see drachma

British Dictionary definitions for dram (2 of 2)

DRAM

D-RAM

/ (ˈdiːræm) /

n acronym for

dynamic random access memory: a widely used type of random access memorySee RAM 1

noun

a chip containing such a memory
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for dram

dram
[ drăm ]

n.

A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to 116 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).drachm
A unit of apothecary weight equal to 18 of an ounce or 60 grains (3.89 grams).
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.