Meaning of dram

dram

Pronunciation: (dram), [key]
— n., v., drammed, dram•ming.
—n.
    1. a unit of apothecaries' weight, equal to 60 grains, or 18 ounce (3.89 grams).
    2. 116 ounce, avoirdupois weight (27.34 grains; 1.77 grams). Abbr.: dr., dr
  1. See
  2. a small drink of liquor.
  3. a small quantity of anything.
—v.i.
  1. to drink drams; tipple.
—v.t.
  1. to ply with drink.
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