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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

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One head of cabbage fits nicely in a quart jar, or alternatively, two pint jars. Rebecca Straus, Good Housekeeping, "How To Make Sauerkraut In A Jar," 20 Sep. 2016 And adding an occasional quart of new oil doesn’t do anything to improve the old, broken-down, acidic oil that’s still swimming around in there. Ray Magliozzi, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Friend who claims oil changes are unnecessary is flat-out wrong," 18 May 2018 Add 1 quart water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Country Living, "Butter-Roasted Turkey with Giblet Pan Gravy," 28 Sep. 2010 In Germany, the nightingale, that most melodious nocturnal wonder, was traded by the quart like a commodity. Adrian Higgins, sacbee, "Fertilize your creative spirit with these gardening books," 8 June 2018 The cooks have learned ideal quantities to batch-cook items made from scratch, such as the meatloaf or the tortilla soup – a hospital favorite that some people even buy by the quart to take home (download the recipe here). Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Goodbye Tray Line, Hello Room Service," 10 Jan. 2018 In a medium saucepan, bring 1 quart of water to a boil. Adam Ried, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipes: Switch it up with lamb burgers instead of beef," 13 July 2018 For cloudy water, 4 drops per quart, 1 teaspoon per 5 gallons. sandiegouniontribune.com, "Here's what you should buy for your home should disaster strike," 8 July 2018 For a no-rinse formula, use two tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in one quart of hot water. Nicole Spector /, NBC News, "The kitchen is the germiest room. Here's how to deep clean everything.," 3 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of quart

: a unit of liquid measurement equal to two U.S. pints or 0.946 liters

: 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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