pint

noun
\ 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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Recent Examples on the Web The Spurs, of course, are all too familiar with the havoc the Hawks’ pint-sized point guard can wreak. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "Spurs hope they've learned from the Steph Curry clinic," 10 Feb. 2021 Flavors change every week and are $10 per pint, available to order via Google Form. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "The best way to enjoy the Bay Area's food pop-ups is to embrace chaos," 25 Jan. 2021 The pint-sized outerwear was also stitched and sewn in Oakland, California, the vice president's hometown. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kamala Harris's Great-Nieces Recreated One of Her Outfits on Inauguration Day," 20 Jan. 2021 Increase heat to high and stir in 1 pint chicken, beef or vegetable broth, making sure to dissolve all roux completely. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Your cooking resolutions for 2021: Resolve to cook more good food by starting with simple goals," 4 Jan. 2021 Increase heat to high and stir in 1 pint chicken, beef or vegetable broth, making sure to dissolve all roux completely. James P. Dewan, chicagotribune.com, "Your cooking resolutions for 2021: Resolve to cook more good food by starting with simple goals," 28 Dec. 2020 Even once fully staffed up, the number of Guardians will be pint-sized in comparison with the enrollment of the five other military branches. Lila Thulin, Smithsonian Magazine, "Space Force Troops Are Now Officially ‘Guardians’ of the Galaxy," 22 Dec. 2020 After giving one pint at a time over three decades, Abe Johnson of Clermont has joined the relatively small group of Floridians who have donated more than 100 gallons of blood. Desiree Stennett, orlandosentinel.com, "Clermont man reaches 100 gallon blood donation milestone," 12 Dec. 2020 One pint infusion kit with a gold-finish stainless steel tasting straw to taste test during the infusion process, $45. Kara Nelson | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, "Need some stocking stuffers? Here are 5 from local stores sure to suit someone on your list," 8 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of pint was in the 14th century

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18 Feb 2021

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“Pint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pint. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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pint

noun

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

pint

noun
\ ˈpīnt How to pronounce pint (audio) \

Kids Definition of pint

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

pint

noun
\ ˈpīnt How to pronounce pint (audio) \

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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