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quart1

[kwawrt]
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noun
  1. a unit of liquid measure of capacity, equal to one fourth of a gallon, or 57.749 cubic inches (0.946 liter) in the U.S. and 69.355 cubic inches (1.136 liters) in Great Britain.
  2. a unit of dry measure of capacity, equal to one eighth of a peck, or 67.201 cubic inches (1.101 liters).
  3. a container holding, or capable of holding, a quart.

Origin of quart1

1275–1325; Middle English < Old French quarte fourth part, quarter < Latin quarta, noun use of feminine of quartus fourth (in order)
Can be confusedquarts quartz

quart2

[kahrt]
noun
  1. Piquet. a sequence of four cards of the same suit, as an ace, king, queen, and jack (quart major), or king, queen, jack, and ten (quart minor).
  2. Fencing Rare. quarte.

Origin of quart2

1685–95; < French quarte, noun use of feminine of quart < Latin quartus; see quart1

quart.

  1. quarter.
  2. quarterly.
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British Dictionary definitions for quart

quart1

noun
  1. a unit of liquid measure equal to a quarter of a gallon or two pints. 1 US quart (0.946 litre) is equal to 0.8326 UK quart. 1 UK quart (1.136 litres) is equal to 1.2009 US quarts
  2. a unit of dry measure equal to 2 pints or one eighth of a peck

Word Origin

C14: from Old French quarte, from Latin quartus fourth

quart2

noun
  1. (kɑːt) piquet a sequence of four cards in the same suit
  2. (kart) fencing a variant spelling of quarte

Word Origin

C17: from French quarte fourth
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Word Origin and History for quart

n.

"one-fourth of a gallon," early 14c., from Old French quarte "a fourth part" (13c.), from Latin quarta (pars), from fem. of quartus "the fourth," related to quattuor "four," from PIE root *kewtwor- (see four). Cf. Latin quartarius "fourth part," also the name of a small liquid measure (the fourth part of a sextarius), which was about the same as an English pint.

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quart in Medicine

quart

(kwôrt)
n.
  1. A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in liquid measure, equal to 2 pints or 32 ounces (0.946 liter).
  2. A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in dry measure, equal to 1.101 liters.
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quart in Science

quart

[kwôrt]
  1. A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in liquid measure and equal to 14 of a gallon or 32 ounces (0.95 liter). See Table at measurement.
  2. A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in dry measure and equal to 18 of a peck or 2 pints (1.10 liter). See Table at measurement.
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