Simple Definition of pint
: a unit for measuring liquids that is equal to 0.473 liters
: a unit for measuring liquids that is equal to 0.568 liters
: a container that holds a pint of something
Full Definition of pint
1 — see weight table
2 : a pint pot or vessel
Examples of pint in a sentence
The ice cream comes in pints.
I'd like another pint, please.
We'll all go for a pint after work.
Origin and Etymology of pint
Middle English pinte, from Middle French, probably from Vulgar Latin *pincta, feminine of pinctus, past participle of Latin pingere to paint; from the use of a painted mark on a container to show its capacity — more at paint
First Known Use: 14th century
PINT Defined for Kids
Definition of pint for Students
: a unit of liquid capacity equal to one half quart or 16 ounces (about .47 liter)
Medical Definition of pint
: any of various measures of liquid capacity equal to one-half quart: asa: a United States measure equal to 16 fluid ounces, 473.176 milliliters, or 28.875 cubic inchesb: a British measure equal to 20 fluid ounces, 568.26 milliliters, or 34.678 cubic inches
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