Definition of quart
1 : a unit of capacity equal to 1⁄4 gallon or 1⁄32 bushel — see weight table
2 : a vessel or measure having a capacity of one quart
Recent Examples of quart from the Web
In winter, the small, but mighty kitchen churns out around 120 quarts per week.
Crosby suggests soaking 1 pound of beans in a solution of 3 tablespoons of salt in 4 quarts (16 cups) of water for about 16 hours, along with flavoring agents like garlic, onion, rosemary and thyme.
Native plants sold for $5 a pint and $7.50 a quart during a fundraiser for the foundation held at the Sugar Creek Administration Center, 17540 W. Laraway Road, Joliet.
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Origin and Etymology of 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
First Known Use: 14th century
QUART Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of quart for English Language Learners
: 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
QUART Defined for Kids
Definition of quart for Students
: a measure of liquid capacity that equals two pints (about .95 liter)
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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