Dram Dram (dr[a^]m), n. [OF. drame, F. drachme, L. drachma, drachm, drachma, fr. Gr. drachmh`, prop., a handful, fr. dra`ssesqai 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. [1913 Webster]

2. A minute quantity; a mite. [1913 Webster]

Were I the chooser, a dram of well-doing should be preferred before many times as mush the forcible hindrance of evildoing. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. (Numis.) A Persian daric. --Ezra ii. 69. [1913 Webster]

{Fluid dram}, or {Fluid drachm}. See under {Fluid}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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