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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

Examples of quart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add the oil the mower comes with, then buy a quart of replacement oil. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 10 June 2021 Pour into a pitcher filled with a quart of cold water. Kellie Speed, chicagotribune.com, 11 Apr. 2021 The six-quart is the goldilocks size for most cooks: ideal for most four-portion recipes, with a little room to spare. Lauren Joseph, Bon Appétit, 22 June 2021 Cooklee stainless-steel, five-quart stand mixer has 11 speeds and comes with dishwasher-safe bread dough hooks, flat beaters, a whisk and pouring shield. oregonlive, 22 June 2021 The stainless steel epoxy, Corro Guard 316, is $180.30 a gallon for Part A; the Part B catalyst, to be added in a 2:1 ratio, is $54.43 a quart or $204.12 a gallon. Washington Post, 17 May 2021 Pack cucumbers into two quart jars and divide the rest of the ingredients evenly between the jars. Becky Wade, Outside Online, 28 May 2021 Taking inspiration from the hit Star Wars series, each unbleached pouch makes a full quart of colorful, thirst-quenching iced tea. Katie Chang, Forbes, 23 May 2021 Make the pasta: In a large pot over high heat, bring a quart of water to a boil, add the orzo and cook according to the package directions until al dente, 3 to 5 minutes. Washington Post, 18 May 2021

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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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10 Jul 2021

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“Quart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quart. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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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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