A dram of whiskey.
- A bottle with 1/16 ounce of perfume is an example of a dram.
- A shot of whiskey is an example of a dram.
- A unit of money in Armenia worth 100 luma is an example of a dram.
- : abbrev. dr.
- a unit of weight, equal to ounce avoirdupois or 27.3437 grains (1.772 grams)
- a unit of weight, equal to ounce apothecaries' or 3 scruples (3.888 grams)
- fluid dram
- a small drink of alcoholic liquor
- a small amount of anything
- the basic monetary unit of Armenia
Origin of dramMiddle English from Old French dragme from Medieval Latin dragma from Classical Latin drachma: see drachma
Origin of DRAMd(ynamic) + RAM
- Abbr. dr. a. A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to 116 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).b. A unit of apothecary weight equal to 18 of an ounce or 60 grains (3.89 grams).
- a. A small draft: took a dram of brandy.b. A small amount; a bit: not a dram of compassion.
Origin of dramMiddle English dragme a drachma, a unit of weight from Old French from Late Latin dragma from Latin drachma ; see drachma .
Origin of dramArmenian ultimately from Greek drakhmē ; see drachma .
(third-person singular simple present drams, present participle dramming, simple past and past participle drammed)
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The currency unit of Armenia, comprised of 100 lumma.
Shorthand for dynamic random access memory. A type of computer memory chip that is typically used in personal computers or large computers. DRAM needs to have its storage cells refreshed by giv- ing it a new electronic charge every few milliseconds.