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

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The four-quart ice cream maker holds plenty for your whole crew and has a convenient carry handle for toting from your kitchen to your patio. Brigitt Earley, Good Housekeeping, 16 June 2022 This year has been a pressure cooker, and so is this 6 quart Multi-Use Programmable Instant Pot, but in a good way! Carla Sosenko, Popular Science, 12 Nov. 2020 Mix one teaspoon of mild dishwashing liquid and 1/4 teaspoon of white vinegar with one quart warm water. Caitlin Sole, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Aug. 2022 According to Matter of Trust, when just one quart (around a liter) of oil enters the water supply, 1 million gallons of drinking water can be contaminated. Nadia Leigh-hewitson, CNN, 19 May 2022 For my needs, a quart-size glass bowl or high-sided 6-inch ceramic dish works well for a party of 4–6. Kyle Beechey, Bon Appétit, 17 May 2022 Each passenger is limited to a quart-size bag of liquids, gels and aerosols. Laura Begley Bloom, Forbes, 18 June 2021 Besides the ExciteR contact killer and many other pest-control products, Cox’s company also sells InVade Bio Drain ($20.25 a quart) and InVade Hot Spot ($20.93 for a 19-ounce can). Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 16 May 2022 Strawberries, however, are a major bright spot, as their price fell by 86 cents per quart from a year ago. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 1 July 2022 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Quart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quart. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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Kids Definition

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

Medical Definition

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