- 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.
- a unit of dry measure of capacity, equal to one eighth of a peck, or 67.201 cubic inches (1.101 liters).
- a container holding, or capable of holding, a quart.
Origin of quart1
- 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).
- Fencing Rare. quarte.
Origin of quart2
Examples from the Web for quart
His court-appointed lawyer was drinking a quart of liquor per day.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities
December 16, 2014
Take that stuff away and bring me a bottle of '82—a quart, mind you—if you haven't the '71.'The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
Prepare a thin syrup of a pound of loaf-sugar to a quart of water.
Take a quart of milk, which must be made warm, but not boiling.
Mix all together, and moisten it with a quart of Madeira, and a pint of brandy.
Mix all thoroughly, moistening it with a quart of bottled or sweet cider.
- 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
- a unit of dry measure equal to 2 pints or one eighth of a peck
- (kɑːt) piquet a sequence of four cards in the same suit
- (kart) fencing a variant spelling of quarte
Word Origin and History for quart
"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.
- 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).
- A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in dry measure, equal to 1.101 liters.
- 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.
- 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.