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
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 1/4 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 1/8 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). See Table at 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.