dram

noun (1)
\ˈdram \

Definition of dram 

(Entry 1 of 4)

1a US : a unit of liquid capacity equal to ¹/₈ fluid ounce — see Weights and Measures Table

b : fluid dram

2a : a small portion of something to drink

b : a small amount

dram

noun (2)
\ˈdräm \

Definition of dram (Entry 2 of 4)

: the basic monetary unit of Armenia — see Money Table

Definition of dram (Entry 3 of 4)

DRAM

noun (3)
\ˈdram also ˈdē-ˌram \

Definition of DRAM (Entry 4 of 4)

: a type of RAM that must be continuously supplied with power and periodically rewritten in order to retain data — compare sram

First Known Use of dram

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

1993, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dram

Noun (1)

Middle English dragme, from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French, dram, drachma, from Late Latin dragma, from Latin drachma, from Greek drachmē, literally, handful, from drassesthai to grasp

Noun (2)

Armenian, literally, coin, money, ultimately from Greek drachmē drachma

Noun (3)

dynamic + RAM (random-access memory)

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dram

noun
variants: also drachm \ ˈdram \

Medical Definition of dram 

1 : either of two units of weight:

a : an avoirdupois unit equal to 1.772 grams or 27.344 grains

b : a unit of apothecaries' weight equal to 3.888 grams or 60 grains

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