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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 Repeat with another wide-neck quart-size mason jar and the remaining ingredients. Jennifer Tyler Lee And Anisha Patel, NBC News, "Fall harvest mason jar salad with creamy seed dressing," 13 Feb. 2020 In general, remember the TSA’s 3-1-1 liquid policy for carry-ons: Liquids must be in 3-ounce containers or smaller, in one quart-size clear plastic bag, and one bag per traveler. Hannah Chubb, PEOPLE.com, "Which Thanksgiving Foods You Can Fly With — and Which to Gobble Up at Home — According to the TSA," 25 Nov. 2019 But the engine would have to be very low on oil — a minimum of two quarts down — to cause the engine to stop running. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Stalled for answers about Jeep Cherokee engine issue," 22 Sep. 2019 Light large chimney starter three-quarters filled with charcoal briquettes (4 1/2 quarts). Washington Post, "How to a make a moist, chunky shrimp burger without the mush," 29 July 2019 Customers could also take quarts of soup to-go, Wenhardt said. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Soup Co. plans to open its first storefront cafe in Wauwatosa," 3 Mar. 2020 Finally, a computer glitch had added four quarts of half-and-half to my order. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, "Grocery Delivery Trades Community for Convenience," 21 Feb. 2020 If this doesn't work, mix 1 quart of water with 1 teaspoon of laundry detergent and 1 tablespoon of ammonia, and spot treat. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Blood Out of Sheets the Right Way," 21 Feb. 2020 What developed, we are told, was an industry standard of one pint of warm water to each quart of actual milk. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘The Poison Squad’ Review: A Spoonful of Borax Helps the Rancid Meat Go Down," 23 Jan. 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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21 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Quart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quart. Accessed 3 Apr. 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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