- drams used 6 times.
- First Reference: 1 Chronicles 29:7
- Last Reference: Nehemiah 7:72
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
The Authorized Version understood the word adarkonim (1 Chronicles 29:7; Ezra 8:27), and the similar word darkomnim (Ezra 2:69; Nehemiah 7:70), as equivalent to the Greek silver coin the drachma. But the Revised Version rightly regards it as the Greek dareikos, a Persian gold coin (the daric) of the value of about 1 pound, 2s., which was first struck by Darius, the son of Hystaspes, and was current in Western Asia long after the fall of the Persian empire. (See DARIC.)
Called also Drachm. A Persian coin of differently estimated value.
1 Chronicles 29:7; Ezra 2:69; Ezra 8:27; Nehemiah 7:70-72
DRAM, noun [contracted from drachma, which see.]
1. Among druggists and physicians, a weight of the eighth part of an ounce, or sixty grains. In avoirdupois weight, the sixteenth part of an ounce.
2. A small quantity; as no dram of judgment.
3. As much spirituous liquor as is drank at once; as a dram of brandy. Drams are the slow poison of life.
4. Spirit; distilled liquor.
DRAM, verb intransitive To drink drams; to indulge in the use of ardent spirit. [ A low word expressing a low practice.]
DRAMA, noun [Gr., to make.] A poem or composition representing a picture of human life, and accommodated to action. The principal species of the drama are tragedy and comedy; inferior species are tragi-comedy, opera, etc.
DRAMATIC, DRAMATICAL, adjective Pertaining to the drama; represent by action; theatrical; not narrative.
DRAMATIC, DRAMATICAL adjective Pertaining to the drama; represent by action; theatrical; not narrative.
DRAMATICALLY, adjective By representation; in the manner of the drama.
DRAMATIST, noun The author of a dramatic composition; a writer of plays.
DRAMATIZE, verb transitive To compose in the form of the drama; or to give to a composition the form of a play.
At Riga in 1204 was acted a prophetic play, that is, a dramatized extract from the history of the Old and New Testaments.
DRAM-DRINKER, noun One who habitually drinks spirits.