: 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

Examples of quart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While many cooks think of salt in tablespoons, the Flour + Water team recommend ¼ cup for 4 quarts of water. Sunset Magazine, 22 Mar. 2024 So grab a quart and see how these buttermilk recipes can liven up your menu and add delight to your table. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 20 Mar. 2024 The next winter, Heiko and his neighbors tapped 40 trees and produced about 20 gallons of syrup, enough for each member to get a quart, with some left over to sell at the farmers market. Ashley Stimpson, Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2024 An adult adult male needs about 3 liters (3.2 quarts) per day while an adult female needs about 2.2 liters (2.3 quarts) per day. Cindy Gordon, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2024 Bring 2 quarts water to a boil; add pork belly chunks. Judy Bart Kancigor, Orange County Register, 25 Feb. 2024 Size Size-wise, a family of four should choose a 10-inch (6 quart) to 12-inch (8 quart) Dutch. Pete Zimowsky, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Participants can register online for $10 and bring four quarts of soup and get this bowl-of-comfort party started. Bridgette A. Lacy, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 While the meatballs are cooking, fill a large pot with three quarts of water and bring to a boil, then add pasta. Claudia Alexander, Hartford Courant, 9 Jan. 2024

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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 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a unit of capacity equal to ¼ gallon or ¹⁄₃₂ bushel see measure
: a container or measure having a capacity of one quart

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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