quart

noun
\ ˈkwȯrt How to pronounce quart (audio) \

Definition of quart

1 : a unit of capacity equal to ¹/₄ gallon or ¹/₃₂ bushel — see Weights and Measures Table
2 : a vessel or measure having a capacity of one quart

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Biomedical companies known their worth—horseshoe crab blood is amazingly potent at detecting E. coli, among other things, making their blood worth as much as $14,000 per quart. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Study: Horseshoe Crabs Really Are Arachnids, Just Like Spiders," 28 Feb. 2019 Prepare the custard: Put the milk into a two-quart pan. Marley Marius, Vogue, "7 Alternative Thanksgiving Desserts from the Vogue Archive," 16 Nov. 2018 Fill the stand with one quart of water for every inch of the trunk's diameter. Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping, "Here's How to Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh Longer," 18 Dec. 2018 One of them, Boris Pleshakov, 67, sat at an adjacent table unscrewing the cap on a quart bottle of Coors. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, "Oasis Beer Garden regulars brace for closing of Menlo Park mainstay," 25 Feb. 2018 The first week, a cut fir might suck up about a quart of water per inch of stem diameter per day. Heidi Mitchell, WSJ, "Advice on Keeping a Christmas Tree Healthy for Up to Six Weeks," 19 Dec. 2018 Ships roses through most of the year in quart pots. Adrian Higgins, sacbee, "As for beauty and fragrance, the rambler comes up roses," 15 June 2018 Best by date: Dec. 22, 2018; H-E-B CC Lime Sherbet, 1 quart. William Axford, Houston Chronicle, "H-E-B issues voluntary recall for certain types of ice cream, sherbet," 30 May 2018 Get rid of lingering smells by boiling one quart of water with lemon slices for several minutes. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of Unwanted Odors in Your House," 29 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of quart

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for quart

Middle English, from Anglo-French quarte quarter, quart, from feminine of quart, adjective, fourth, from Latin quartus; akin to Latin quattuor four — more at four

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quart

noun

English Language Learners Definition of quart

US : a unit of liquid measurement equal to two U.S. pints or 0.946 liters
British : a unit of liquid measurement equal to two British pints or 1.14 liters

quart

noun
\ ˈkwȯrt How to pronounce quart (audio) \

Kids Definition of quart

: a measure of liquid capacity that equals two pints (about .95 liter)

quart

noun
\ ˈkwȯ(ə)rt How to pronounce quart (audio) \

Medical Definition of quart

1 : a British unit of liquid or dry capacity equal to ¹/₄ gallon or 69.355 cubic inches or 1.136 liters
2 : a United States unit of liquid capacity equal to ¹/₄ gallon or 57.75 cubic inches or 0.946 liters

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