liquid measure


noun

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: 1000 milliliters = 1 liter; 1000 liters = 1 kiloliter (= 1 cubic meter).

Nearby words

  1. liquid compass,
  2. liquid crystal,
  3. liquid ecstasy,
  4. liquid fire,
  5. liquid gold,
  6. liquid oxygen,
  7. liquid paraffin,
  8. liquid petrolatum,
  9. liquid propellant,
  10. liquid protein

Origin of liquid measure

First recorded in 1850–55

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British Dictionary definitions for liquid measure

liquid measure

noun

a unit or system of units for measuring volumes of liquids or their containers
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Science definitions for liquid measure

liquid measure

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