A quart of milk.
- An example of a quart is the amount of liquid if you combine two pints.
- An example of a quart is a long slender milk container.
- An example of a quart is a container of berries sold at the supermarket.
The definition of a quart is unit of measure for liquids (equal to 1/4 of a gallon or 32 ounces), or unit of measure for dry ingredients (equal to 1/8 of a peck or 2 dry pints), or the container used to hold the capacity of a quart.
- a unit of liquid measure, equal to of a liquid gallon or 2 liquid pints or 32 fluid ounces (0.94635 liquid liters): the British and Canadian imperial quart equals 1.1365 liquid liters
- a unit of dry measure, equal to dry gallon or peck or 2 dry pints (1.1012 dry liters or 67.2006 cubic inches)
- any container with a capacity of one quart
Origin of quartMiddle English from Middle French quarte from feminine of Old French quart, a fourth from Classical Latin quartus, fourth from base of quattuor, four
alt. sp. of quarte
Origin of quartFrench quarte: see quart
- Abbr. qt. or q. a. A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in liquid measure, equal to 14 gallon or 32 ounces (0.946 liter).b. A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in dry measure, equal to 18 peck or 2 pints (1.101 liters).c. A unit of volume or capacity in the British Imperial System, used in liquid and dry measure, equal to 1.201 US liquid quarts or 1.032 US dry quarts (1.136 liters). measurement
- a. A container having a capacity of one quart.b. The contents of such a container.
Origin of quartMiddle English from Old French quarte from Latin quārta feminine of quārtus fourth ; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.