\ ˈpīnt How to pronounce pint (audio) \

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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Tasting Notes: Hello, summer in a pint. This fruity flavor is refreshing but definitely on the sweeter side. Ana Calderone,, "We Tasted (and Graded) Every Halo Top Flavor Available," 29 May 2018 High tax on beer—making up around a third of the cost of a pint—has further contributed to pubs’ woes. Kate Samuelson / London, Time, "The Classic British Pub is Trying to Survive Challenging Times," 4 May 2018 Four dollars buys you a pint, while a tasting flight that is more than enough for two people costs only $10. Daniel Barnes, sacbee, "May is going to be a really big month for beer in Sacramento," 27 Apr. 2018 Unfortunately, local drafts like Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale and Dogfish Head 60-Minute IPA ring in at $8 a pint. Samantha Melamed,, "I tried Philly's first ice bar, at Clubhouse Sports Lounge, so you don't have to," 3 Apr. 2018 O'Hara's Irish Red Ale A pint will set you back around 197 calories — not exactly light — but an 11.2 oz serving keeps it on the lighter side at 145 calories. Madison Fraser, Redbook, "11 Low-Calorie Beers You Should Actually Be Drinking On St. Patty's Day," 2 Feb. 2017 Sure, there's the pain and heartbreak, and the ritual of taking a pint (or five) of ice cream to the face. Teen Vogue, "The Best Happy Breakup Songs, from "Thank U, Next" to "No Scrubs"," 7 Nov. 2018 Deals include $5 Carlsberg pints, $4 pints of Budweiser, $6 Moscow mules and $6 wings. Hannah Steinkopf-frank, RedEye Chicago, "Score at these World Cup viewing parties and specials," 13 June 2018 Each person gets a pint of vanilla base, then adds flavoring, mix-ins, and a flavor swirl from the tons of available options. Annemarie Conte, Woman's Day, "Yes, It Is Possible to Take a Family Trip That Feels Like a Vacation," 4 June 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

US : a unit for measuring liquids that is equal to 0.473 liters
British : 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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