quart 1 [ kwawrt ] SHOW IPA / kwɔrt / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun 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 quart 1 1275–1325; Middle English
Old French quarte
fourth part, quarter <
noun use of feminine of
quart 2 [ kahrt ] SHOW IPA / kɑrt / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun . 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). Origin of quart 2 1685–95;
noun use of feminine of
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quart of vinegar, three bits of ginger, half an ounce of pepper, and a quarter of an ounce of cloves. British Dictionary definitions for quart noun 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 Word Origin for quart
C14: from Old French
quarte, from Latin quartus fourth noun ( kɑːt) piquet a sequence of four cards in the same suit ( kart) fencing a variant spelling of quarte Word Origin for quart
C17: from French
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Word Origin and History for quart n.
"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.
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Medicine definitions for quart n. 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.
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Science definitions for quart A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in liquid measure and equal to of a gallon or 32 ounces (0.95 liter). 1 4 See Table at measurement. A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in dry measure and equal to of a peck or 2 pints (1.10 liter). 1 8 See Table at measurement.
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