\ 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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Halo Top’s appeal is simple: a no-shame pint of low-sugar, high-protein ice cream with just 240 to 360 calories for the entire carton. Los Angeles Times, "Halo Top ice cream company is sold to Blue Bunny’s owner," 17 Sep. 2019 For more information or to buy tickets, which are $65 for general entry and include a dozen oysters and a pint of beer, go to Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Fall foodie bucket list: Outdoor eating and drinking before the snow flies," 10 Sep. 2019 No word on what Harry and Meghan ordered, although an onlooker saw Harry enjoying a pint of beer and Meghan some water. Vogue, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Had the Ultimate Low-Key British Date," 29 Aug. 2019 In his memory, please donate a pint of blood and help save a life., "Daniel J. Nacin," 26 Aug. 2019 For those who want to enjoy ice cream in the comfort of their own homes, delivery app goPuff will include a free pint of Ben and Jerry's for orders of at least $20. Maddie Burakoff And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "National Ice Cream Day means free cones. Here's what to know about everyone's favorite frozen treat," 21 July 2019 Beer lovers should also head to Ballast Point’s Little Italy location to soak in the coastal breeze and have a pint on their patio. Jessi Walker, Marie Claire, "Take the Ultimate Southern California Road Trip," 27 June 2019 For the dinner service from 3-10 p.m. fathers will get a free pint of beer. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Dining out on dad’s day? Here’s a guide to Father’s Day restaurant specials," 7 June 2019 Next to Howalistic in the pint-sized area that housed the San Diego-centric food products shop retail Pacific Provisions. San Diego Union-Tribune, "New eateries, high-profile delay among changes at Liberty Public Market," 27 Aug. 2019

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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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