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Definition of "dram" [dram]

  • A unit of weight in the U.S. Customary System equal to 1/16 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams). (noun)
  • A unit of apothecary weight equal to 1/8 of an ounce or 60 grains (3.89 grams). See Table at measurement. (noun)
  • A small draft: took a dram of brandy. (noun)
  • A small amount; a bit: not a dram of compassion. (noun)
  • See Table at currency. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dram" in a sentence
  • "The collapse of the dram is also a major sign of the global economic crisis in Armenia."
  • "The meaning of which summons was this: -- Immediately after taking soup, it was his constant practice to swallow what he called a dram, which consisted either of Hungarian wine, of Rhenish, of a cordial, or (in default of these) of Bishop."
  • "The fact that Lainey and Madison seemed determined to stir up dram is annoying!"