Pint Definition

pīnt
pints
noun
pints
A unit of liquid measure, equal to12 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.
Webster's New World
A unit of dry measure, equal to12 of a dry quart or116 peck (0.5506 dry liter or 33.6003 cubic inches)
Webster's New World
A unit of volume or capacity in the British Imperial System, used in dry and liquid measure, equal to 0.568 liter.
American Heritage
Any container with a capacity of one pint.
Webster's New World
A pint of beer.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • dry-pint
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Other Word Forms of Pint

Noun

Singular:
pint
Plural:
pints

Origin of Pint

  • Middle 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 peig- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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