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Drams

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • 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

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Dram

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.)


Naves Topical Index
Dram

Called also Drachm. A Persian coin of differently estimated value.
1 Chronicles 29:7; Ezra 2:69; Ezra 8:27; Nehemiah 7:70-72


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Dram

Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Dram

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.]


Naves Topical Index
Drama

See Pantomime
Pantomime


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Drama

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.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Dramatic

DRAMATIC, DRAMATICAL, adjective Pertaining to the drama; represent by action; theatrical; not narrative.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Dramatical

DRAMATIC, DRAMATICAL adjective Pertaining to the drama; represent by action; theatrical; not narrative.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Dramatically

DRAMATICALLY, adjective By representation; in the manner of the drama.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Dramatist

DRAMATIST, noun The author of a dramatic composition; a writer of plays.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Dramatize

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.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Dram-drinker

DRAM-DRINKER, noun One who habitually drinks spirits.