What does dram mean?

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  1. (units of measurement) A small unit of weight, variously:
    1. ounce avoirdupois (1.77 g).
    2. Alternative form of drachm: ⅛ ounce apothecary (3.89 g).
    3. (obsolete) Synonym of drachma: a former Greek unit of weight (about 4.3 g).
    4. (now uncommon) Synonym of dirhem: a former Turkish unit of weight (variously 1.5–3.5 g).
  2. Any similarly minute quantity, (now particularly) a small amount of strong alcohol or poison.
  3. (obsolete) Synonym of drachma: a Greek silver coin weighing one drachma; other similar coins.
  4. A cart formerly used to haul coal in coal mines.
  1. (dated, intransitive) To drink drams.
  2. (dated, transitive) To ply with drams of drink.
  1. (numismatics) The currency of Armenia, divided into 100 luma.
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