A pint of beer
The definition of a pint is a liquid measurement equal to 16 fluid ounces in the U.S. and slightly more in British measure, or a container that holds this amount of fluid.
An example of a pint is the standard size of beer served in a British brewery.
- a unit of liquid measure, equal to of a liquid quart or 16 fluid ounces (4 gills or 0.4732 liquid liter): the British and Canadian imperial pint equals 0.5682 liquid liter
- a unit of dry measure, equal to of a dry quart or peck (0.5506 dry liter or 33.6003 cubic inches)
- any container with a capacity of one pint
- Brit., Informal a pint of beer
Origin of pintMiddle English pynte from Middle French pinte from Medieval Latin pinta, probably from Vulgar Latin an unverified form pincta, for Classical Latin picta, feminine past participle of pingere, to paint: origin, originally probably a spot marking the level in a measure
- Abbr. pt. or p. a. A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in liquid measure, equal to 18 gallon or 16 ounces (0.473 liter).b. A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in dry measure, equal to 116 peck or 12 quart (0.551 liter).c. A unit of volume or capacity in the British Imperial System, used in dry and liquid measure, equal to 0.568 liter. measurement
- a. A container with a pint capacity.b. The amount of a substance that can be held in such a container.
Origin of pintMiddle English pinte a unit of volume from Old French from Vulgar Latin pīncta mark on a container from feminine of *pīnctus alteration of Latin pictus past participle of pingere to paint ; see peig- in Indo-European roots.
- A unit of volume, equivalent to â…› of a gallon or
- (UK) A pint of milk.
- Please leave three pints tomorrow, milkman
- (euphemistic) A glass of beer, served by the pint.