[ lik-wid mezh-er ]
/ ˈlɪk wɪd ˈmɛʒ ər /
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).
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Origin of liquid measure
First recorded in 1850–55
Words nearby liquid measure
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British Dictionary definitions for liquid measure
a unit or system of units for measuring volumes of liquids or their containers
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Scientific definitions for liquid measure
A system of units for measuring liquid volume or capacity. Compare dry measure.
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