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Definition of pint 

1 : a unit of capacity equal to ¹/₂ quart — see Weights and Measures 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.
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However, both of these pint-size SUVs offer optional engine upgrades. Mark Takahashi, Edmunds, USA TODAY, "Edmunds compares subcompact crossover SUVs Hyundai Kona and Ford EcoSport," 29 June 2018 But industry watchers believe that smart speakers such as Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod will increase the number of pint-size listeners and make podcasts a larger part of children’s media consumption. Lucy Cohen Blatter, WSJ, "Less Screen Time and Tooth-Brushing Tips: The Rise of Children’s Podcasts," 7 June 2018 Maybe most pint-size pitchers would have ducked, but the Dodgers pitcher stood his ground and smothered the shot right back at him. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Yankees finish 14-0 record with Mustang City Championship," 22 May 2018 In addition to the two most famous names on this list of pint-size party members, Markle and her husband-to-be also chose the latter's godchildren, Zalie Warren, Florence van Cutsem, and Jasper Dyer, who range in age from two to six years old. Sam Escobar, Allure, "Princess Charlotte Wore a Tiny Flower Crown to Match Her Bridesmaid Dress for the Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 World of Beer: Get a free free draught pint of either Sam Adams Nitro White or Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider with a faculty ID. Don Sweeney, sacbee, "Score an A+ with some sweet deals and discounts for Teacher Appreciation Day | The Sacramento Bee," 6 May 2018 Beyond launching their Tax Day IPA (8.0% ABV) today, Blue Point is offering free pints of the new beer to any CPA who visits the brewery’s tasting room between April 18 through April 20. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Your Guide to the Best Deals, Discounts and Freebies for Tax Day 2018," 17 Apr. 2018 Bonus questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz. Hannah Steinkopf-frank, RedEye Chicago, "A guide to 100-plus trivia nights in Chicago," 10 Apr. 2018 Viral clips of fans celebrating goals and launching of pints into the air undoubtedly boosted spirits in the squad., "How Social Media Helped Create a Positive Atmosphere for England to Thrive in During World Cup Run," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of pint

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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English Language Learners 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


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Kids Definition of pint

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


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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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