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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dram  \Dram\,  n.  [OF.  drame,  F.  drachme,  L.  drachma,  drachm, 
  drachma,  fr  Gr  ?,  prop.,  a  handful,  fr  ?  to  grasp.  Cf 
  {Drachm},  {Drachma}.] 
  1.  A  weight;  in  Apothecaries'  weight,  one  eighth  part  of  an 
  ounce,  or  sixty  grains;  in  Avoirdupois  weight,  one 
  sixteenth  part  of  an  ounce,  or  27.34375  grains. 
 
  2.  A  minute  quantity;  a  mite. 
 
  Were  I  the  chooser,  a  dram  of  well-doing  should  be 
  preferred  before  many  times  as  mush  the  forcible 
  hindrance  of  evildoing.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  As  much  spirituous  liquor  as  is  usually  drunk  at  once;  as 
  a  dram  of  brandy;  hence  a  potation  or  potion;  as  a  dram 
  of  poison.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  (Numis.)  A  Persian  daric.  --Ezra  ii  69. 
 
  {Fluid  dram},  or  {Fluid  drachm}.  See  under  {Fluid}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dram  \Dram\,  v.  i.  &  t. 
  To  drink  drams;  to  ply  with  drams.  [Low]  --Johnson. 
  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dram 
  n  1:  a  unit  of  apothecary  weight  equal  to  an  eighth  of  an  ounce 
  or  to  60  grains  [syn:  {drachm},  {drachma}] 
  2:  1/16  ounce 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  DRAM 
 
  {dynamic  random  access  memory} 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Dram 
  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}.) 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DRAM 
  Dynamic  Random  Access  Memory  (RAM,  IC) 
 
 




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