from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit of volume in the U.S. Customary System, used in liquid measure, equal to 4 quarts (3.785 liters).
- n. A unit of volume in the British Imperial System, used in liquid and dry measure, equal to 4 quarts (4.546 liters). See Table at measurement.
- n. A container with a capacity of one gallon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A unit of volume, equivalent to eight pints
- n. exactly 4.54609 liters; an imperial gallon
- n. 231 cubic inches or approximately 3.785 liters for liquids (a "U.S. liquid gallon")
- n. one-eighth of a U.S. bushel or approximately 4.405 liters for dry goods (a "U.S. dry gallon").
- n. A large quantity (of any liquid).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A measure of capacity, containing four quarts; -- used, for the most part, in liquid measure, but sometimes in dry measure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An English measure of capacity for dry or liquid substances, but usually for liquids, containing 4 quarts.
- n. A measure of land. A gallon of land is supposed to have been the amount of land proper to sow a gallon of grain in.
- n. The butter-bur or butterdock, Petasites Petasites.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
- n. United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters
No. Only, "That no merchant, cooper or any other person whatever, shall, after the first day of the first month, sell any wine under one-quarter of a cask, neither by quart, gallon or any other measure, _but only such taverners as are licensed to sell by the gallon_."
“They were going on and on about how $4.00 dollars a gallon is a good thing, and wonâ€ ™ t make a difference to our economy.” —
Reason 5 -- tax incidence: as I pointed out, $1/gallon is not high enough to reduce consumption much (though it is high enough to divert a lot of money from better uses into government coffers), so we would not, in fact, succeed in taxing Arabs and Venezuelans very much.
$2. 25USD per gallon is a relative issue and I personally wouldn't make a decision strictly based upon the fuel cost.
At an average fuel economy of 20 mpg, 20 cents per gallon is 1 cent per vehicle-mile.
Another 0.1 cent per gallon is used to pay for environmental cleanup resulting from leaking fuel storage tanks.
A gallon is still costs about 78 cents more today than a year ago, but there are indications that won't last.
DERON LOVAAS, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL: Basically, on an equivalent basis, you would pay $1 for every "gallon" -- quote, unquote -- of energy that you use, as opposed to paying what we're paying right now, which is $4 a gallon at the pump.
[Footnote: The "gallon" of these rules is, of course, the American gallon, which is equal to 0.83 English standard gallon.]
Well $10.00 a gallon is a whole lot less than 300B dollars to stay there weekly and $10.00 a gallon is a helluva lot cheaper than another American citizen losing their life.
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