- The definition of a liter is a unit for measuring volume in the metric system.
An example of a liter is a bottle containing 33.76 ounces or 1.0567 quarters of soda.
Origin: Fr litre from litron, obsolete unit of measure from Midieval Latin litra from Gr, a pound
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noun Abbr. l or lit.
Origin: French litre, from obsolete litron, measure of capacity, from Medieval Latin lītra, from Greek, unit of weight.
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