noun \ˈpīnt\

: 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

— see weight table
:  a pint pot or vessel

Examples of PINT

  1. The ice cream comes in pints.
  2. I'd like another pint, please.
  3. We'll all go for a pint after work.

Origin 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

Other Weights and Measures Terms

avoirdupois weight, calorie, denier, kip, pace, twain
PINT Defined for Kids


noun \ˈpīnt\

Definition of PINT for Kids

:  a unit of liquid capacity equal to one half quart or 16 ounces (about .47 liter)
Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈpīnt\

Medical Definition of PINT

:  any of various measures of liquid capacity equal to one-half quart: as a :  a United States measure equal to 16 fluid ounces, 473.176 milliliters, or 28.875 cubic inches b :  a British measure equal to 20 fluid ounces, 568.26 milliliters, or 34.678 cubic inches


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