: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The seven quart size can fit up to nine 12-ounce cans. Jamie Kravitz, Woman's Day, 4 Nov. 2022 Use a slotted spoon to drain, transfer and pack vegetables into sterile quart-size jars. Mike Costello, WSJ, 22 Sep. 2022 In a quart-size glass jar, or equivalent, or other non-metallic container, add a layer of onion slices and other optional ingredients, if using, and salmon chunks. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Sep. 2022 Spoon a short layer of peaches into a pint- or quart-size freezer container. Wini Moranville, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Aug. 2022 Some swore by a quart of buttermilk and fresh butter that were surely from Castle Farms, whose cows roamed near Emmitsburg. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 1 Nov. 2022 Ladle hot stewed tomatoes into hot, clean quart or pint canning jars, leaving 1-inch headspace. Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Oct. 2022 Once the plants bulk up, after several weeks, they are moved to four-inch or larger quart pots. Washington Post, 26 Aug. 2020 The most popular models are the six-quart models which fall right in the middle. Brittany Natale, SELF, 29 Aug. 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 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

: a unit of capacity equal to frac::1/4 gallon or frac::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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