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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The Scouts have already packaged 250 bags that each contain a quart of dry pet food and can of wet pet food to be given to senior pet owners. Ramona Sentinel, "Girl Scouts help seniors provide food for their pets," 24 June 2019 Say goodbye to ants by combining 1/4 cup of tea-tree castile soap with a quart of water. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "13 Castile Soap Uses You've Never Thought of Before," 22 May 2019 There was another small container of corn, to be added 30 minutes before serving, and a quart container of rice, already cooked, that needed only to be heated. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Good to Go: Kettle Range Meat Co. on State Street has top-notch takeout," 22 May 2018 My forty-something mama-to-three pal simply rolled her eyes and proceeded to lug her six-quart pot to the stove. Southern Living, "Read This and You'll Never Want to Drain Pasta in the Sink Again," 21 Mar. 2018 Divide among four heavy-duty quart containers, leaving room at the top for the mixture to expand when frozen. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Milk Punch with Sesame Cookies," 29 Nov. 2012 Meanwhile, the seven-quart version is down to just $34.99 from $59.99. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "These Adorable Pioneer Woman Slow Cookers Are on Sale (and Ship Before Mother's Day!)," 3 May 2019 Slow cookers are available in sizes up to 10 quarts, while Instant Pots top out at 8 quarts, so if big-batch cooking is your thing, that’s a consideration. Katie Workman, The Seattle Times, "Which to buy? A slow cooker or Instant Pot?," 29 Mar. 2019 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

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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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