Fluid drachm
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]


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  • Fluid Drachm — Fluid dram und Fluid drachm (»Flüssigdrachme«) sind Maßeinheiten des Raums (Flüssigkeit, Apothekermaß), die vor allem in Nordamerika gebräuchlich sind. Das Einheitenzeichen für Fluid dram ist US.fl.dr. Das Einheitenzeichen für Fluid drachm ist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fluid drachm — Fluid dram und Fluid drachm (»Flüssigdrachme«) sind Maßeinheiten des Raums (Flüssigkeit, Apothekermaß), die vor allem in Nordamerika gebräuchlich sind. Das Einheitenzeichen für Fluid dram ist US.fl.dr. Das Einheitenzeichen für Fluid drachm ist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fluid drachm — Fluid Flu id, n. A fluid substance; a body whose particles move easily among themselves. [1913 Webster] Note: Fluid is a generic term, including liquids and gases as species. Water, air, and steam are fluids. By analogy, the term was sometimes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fluid drachm — noun 1. a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters • Syn: ↑fluidram, ↑fluid dram, ↑drachm • Hypernyms: ↑British capacity unit, ↑Imperial capacity unit • Part Holo …   Useful english dictionary

  • fluid drachm — /fluəd ˈdræm/ (say floohuhd dram) noun a unit of capacity in the imperial system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce or approx. 3.552 × 10 3 litres. Symbol: fl dr …   Australian English dictionary

  • Fluid dram — und Fluid drachm (»Flüssigdrachme«) sind Maßeinheiten des Raums (Flüssigkeit, Apothekermaß), die vor allem in Nordamerika gebräuchlich sind. Das Einheitenzeichen für Fluid dram ist US.fl.dr. Das Einheitenzeichen für Fluid drachm ist Imp.fl.dr. 1… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • drachm — ► NOUN historical 1) a unit of weight equivalent to 60 grains or one eighth of an ounce. 2) (also fluid drachm) a liquid measure equivalent to 60 minims or one eighth of a fluid ounce. ORIGIN originally denoting the ancient Greek drachma: from… …   English terms dictionary

  • Fluid — Flu id, n. A fluid substance; a body whose particles move easily among themselves. [1913 Webster] Note: Fluid is a generic term, including liquids and gases as species. Water, air, and steam are fluids. By analogy, the term was sometimes applied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fluid dram — Fluid Flu id, n. A fluid substance; a body whose particles move easily among themselves. [1913 Webster] Note: Fluid is a generic term, including liquids and gases as species. Water, air, and steam are fluids. By analogy, the term was sometimes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fluid ounce — Fluid Flu id, n. A fluid substance; a body whose particles move easily among themselves. [1913 Webster] Note: Fluid is a generic term, including liquids and gases as species. Water, air, and steam are fluids. By analogy, the term was sometimes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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