- 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 (27.34 grains; 1.77 grams). Abbreviation: dr., dr
verb (used without object), drammed, dram·ming.
verb (used with object), drammed, dram·ming.
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OTHER WORDS FROM dramhalf-dram, adjective, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for dram
The Hakushu 12 was a little peaty and nutty, the kind of dram I want to unwind with after a fine restaurant meal.Watch Out, Scotland! Japanese Whisky Is on the Rise|Kayleigh Kulp|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wegg having eyed him with an impudent air at leisure, addressed him, therefore, while refreshing himself with his dram.Our Mutual Friend|Charles Dickens
And I take it,” said I, winding up the conversation, “because I like a dram.Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 2|Various
I likewise gave him a dram for himself, & two or three bunches of raisins for his father.
How foolish it was for him to stay and drink that dram, which tasted to him, I dare say, almost as bad as a dose of salts?The Peddler's Boy|Francis C. Woodworth
Governor Williams gave a dram and a piece of tobacco to each of the males of the party.