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pint

[ pahynt ]
/ paɪnt /
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noun
a liquid and also dry measure of capacity, equal to one half of a liquid and dry quart respectively, approximately 35 cubic inches (0.473 liter). Abbreviations: pt, pt.

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Origin of pint

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English pynte, from Old French pinte or Middle Dutch, Middle Low German pinte
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British Dictionary definitions for pint

pint
/ (paɪnt) /

noun
a unit of liquid measure of capacity equal to one eighth of a gallon. 1 Brit pint is equal to 0.568 litre, 1 US pint to 0.473 litre
a unit of dry measure of capacity equal to one half of a quart. 1 US dry pint is equal to one sixty-fourth of a US bushel or 0.5506 litre
a measure having such a capacity
British informal
  1. a pint of beer
  2. a drink of beerhe's gone out for a pint

Word Origin for pint

C14: from Old French pinte, of uncertain origin; perhaps from Medieval Latin pincta marks used in measuring liquids, ultimately from Latin pingere to paint; compare Middle Low German, Middle Dutch pinte
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Scientific definitions for pint

pint
[ pīnt ]

A unit of liquid volume or capacity in the US Customary System, equal to 16 fluid ounces or 28.88 cubic inches (about 0.47 liter).
A unit of dry volume or capacity used in the US Customary System, equal to 12 of a quart or 34.6 cubic inches (about 0.55 liter). See Table at measurement.
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