pint

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noun \ˈpīnt\

Definition of pint

  1. 1 :  a unit of capacity equal to 12 quart — see weight table

  2. 2 :  a pint pot or vessel

Examples of pint in a Sentence

  1. The ice cream comes in pints.

  2. I'd like another pint, please.

  3. We'll all go for a pint after work.

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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

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PINT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of pint for English Language Learners

  • : 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


PINT Defined for Kids

pint

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noun \ˈpīnt\

Definition of pint for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

pint

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noun \ˈpīnt\

Medical Definition of pint

  1. :  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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