\ 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.
Recent Examples on the Web Homes would range from 280 to 400 square feet and include a bed, bathroom with a shower, and a pint-size kitchen and living area. Blake Apgar, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Sep. 2022 Spoon peaches into pint-size or quart-size freezer containers leaving ½-inch headspace for pints and 1-inch headspace for quarts. Wini Moranville, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Aug. 2022 For example, a pint of mango sorbet and 4 large peaches will make 4 drinks. Elizabeth Karmel, Forbes, 18 July 2022 Get $5 a pint of ice cream Sunday with the code ICECREAM5. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, 17 July 2022 But a delivery driver or a bicycle courier costs the same amount, whether ferrying a $75 bag of groceries or a $5 pint of ice cream. Wired, 16 July 2022 Baby Yoda previously revealed his own issues with another pint-size pop culture figure: Baby Groot. Lauren Huff,, 15 July 2022 Those government workers used to pop in for after-work pint of Barfly IPA or Dirty Helen Brown Ale, where the bartenders had memorized their drinks and delivered them promptly. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, 14 July 2022 The colorful streets of the small port of Dingle have plenty of bars for kicking back and easing aching joints over a pint. Joe Minihane, CNN, 13 July 2022 See More

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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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“Pint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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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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