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View synonyms for liquid measure

liquid measure

[ lik-wid mezh-er ]

noun

  1. the system of units of capacity ordinarily used in measuring liquid commodities, as milk or oil. English system: 4 gills = 1 pint; 2 pints = 1 quart; 4 quarts = 1 gallon. Metric system: 1,000 milliliters = 1 liter; 1,000 liters = 1 kiloliter (= 1 cubic meter).


liquid measure

noun

  1. a unit or system of units for measuring volumes of liquids or their containers


liquid measure

  1. A system of units for measuring liquid volume or capacity.
  2. Compare dry measure


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Word History and Origins

Origin of liquid measure1

First recorded in 1850–55
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Example Sentences

But milk is in units of liquid measure; gold in incommensurable units of Troy weight.

A liquid measure of Amsterdam, which contains 32 gallons English.

Converting a pussyfoot into liquid measure with caustic soda water.

Hin, hin, n. a Hebrew liquid measure containing about six English quarts.

Kilderkin, kil′dėr-kin, n. a small barrel: a liquid measure of 18 gallons.

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