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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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Recent Examples on the Web The discounts are pretty great too: This four-quart casserole pot from Dansk is $115 (marked down from $165) and this NutriChef digital hot water glass kettle is $44 (marked down from $107). Tanya Ghahremani, Travel + Leisure, "This Secret Kitchenware Sale Includes Tons of Discounted Designer Cookware," 23 June 2020 Give a quart, or even a gallon, to a special gardening friend. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Composting 101: What it takes to produce ‘garden gold’," 8 July 2020 The removable, six-quart, heat-saver stoneware is dishwasher-safe, so it’s all relatively easy to clean. Leeron Hoory, Popular Science, "Top smart appliances for your kitchen," 24 June 2020 Then, prepare a bleach solution using 1/3rd cup of bleach per gallon of room temperature water or 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of room temperature water. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "One-third of Americans Are Cleaning Wrong, According to the CDC," 19 June 2020 Supplement the street version of your Mixtli experience with the creamy zest of orange rice pudding ($5) and a quart of fresh tamarind agua fresca ($5). Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "3 San Antonio restaurants with outstanding takeout: Thai Dee, Cappy’s and Mixtli," 11 June 2020 For disinfecting, a solution of bleach and cold water (about ½ ounce bleach per quart of water) is effective. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "12 Home Cleaning Hacks From Hotel Housekeeping and Professional Organizers," 5 May 2020 Menu includes spring salad, cinnamon rolls, choice of two entrees from ham, quiche or sausage and ricotta strata, choice of two quart-sized sides from creamed spinach, roasted carrots or macaroni and cheese and lemon cupcakes for dessert. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Planning Mother's Day brunch? Here are 25 restaurants with takeout deals near Indianapolis," 29 Apr. 2020 Clorox recommends a slightly stronger 1:32 ratio (½ cup per gallon or 2 tablespoons per quart). Tim Heffernan, New York Times, "how to use a disinfectant properly," 24 Apr. 2020

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

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2 Aug 2020

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“Quart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quart. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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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


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Kids Definition of quart

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


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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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