- 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.
liter definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French litre ; from litron, obsolete unit of measure ; from Midieval Latin litra ; from Classical Greek a pound
liter definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun Abbr. l or lit.
Origin: French litre, from obsolete litron, measure of capacity, from Medieval Latin lītra, from Greek, unit of weight.
liter - Medical Definition
noun Abbr. L, l
liter - Science Definition