drammed

dram

[dram]
noun
1.
Measurements.
a.
a unit of apothecaries' weight, equal to 60 grains, or 1/8 (0.125) ounce (3.89 grams).
b.
1/16 (0.0625) ounce, avoirdupois weight (27.34 grains; 1.77 grams). Abbreviation: dr., dr
3.
a small drink of liquor.
4.
a small quantity of anything.
verb (used without object), drammed, dramming.
5.
Archaic. to drink drams; tipple.
verb (used with object), drammed, dramming.
6.
Archaic. to ply with drink.

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

half-dram, adjective, noun
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dram (dræm)
 
n
1.  one sixteenth of an ounce (avoirdupois). 1 dram is equivalent to 0.0018 kilogram
2.  (US) drachm, Also called: drachma one eighth of an apothecaries' ounce; 60 grains. 1 dram is equivalent to 0.0039 kilogram
3.  a small amount of an alcoholic drink, esp a spirit; tot
4.  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 or D-RAM (ˈdiːræm)
 
n acronym for
1.  See RAM dynamic random access memory: a widely used type of random access memory
 
n
2.  a chip containing such a memory
 
D-RAM or D-RAM
 
n acronym for
 
n

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dram
late 14c., from Anglo-L. dragma, from L.L. dragma, from L. drachma "drachma," from Gk. drakhma "measure of weight," also, "silver coin," lit. "handful" (of six obols, the least valuable coins in ancient Greece), akin to drassesthai "to grasp." The fluid dram is one-eighth of a fluid ounce, hence "a small
drink of liquor" (1713).
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dram (drām)
n.
Abbr. dr

  1. A unit of weight in the U.S. Customary System equal to 1/16 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams). Also called drachm.

  2. A unit of apothecary weight equal to 1/8 of an ounce or 60 grains (3.89 grams).

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
DRAM
dynamic random access memory
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Dram definition


The Authorized Version understood the word 'adarkonim (1 Chr. 29:7; Ezra 8:27), and the similar word darkomnim (Ezra 2:69; Neh. 7:70), as equivalent to the Greek silver coin the drachma. But the Revised Version rightly regards it as the Greek dareikos, a Persian gold coin (the daric) of the value of about 1 pound, 2s., which was first struck by Darius, the son of Hystaspes, and was current in Western Asia long after the fall of the Persian empire. (See DARIC.)

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