American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A unit of volume or capacity in the U.S. Customary System, used in liquid measure, equal to 1/4 gallon or 32 ounces (0.946 liter).
- n. A unit of volume or capacity in the U.S. Customary System, used in dry measure, equal to 1/8 peck or 2 pints (1.101 liters).
- n. A unit of volume or capacity in the British Imperial System, used in liquid and dry measure, equal to 1.201 U.S. liquid quarts or 1.032 U.S. dry quarts (1.136 liters). See Table at measurement.
- n. A container having a capacity of one quart.
- n. The contents of such a container.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fourth part or division; a quarter.
- n. A unit of measure, the fourth part of a gallon; also, a vessel of that capacity. Every gallon of liquid measure has a quart, and in the United States there is a quart of dry measure, although the use of the gallon of that measure is confined to Great Britain. In England the peck, or fourth part of a bushel, is sometimes called a quart.
- n. In music, the interval of a fourth: prefixed to the name of an instrument, it denotes one pitched a fourth lower or a fourth higher than the ordinary instrument.
- n. In Gloucestershire and Leicestershire, England, three pounds of butter; in the Isle of Man, seven pounds—that is, the fourth part of a quarter.
- n. A Welsh measure of length or surface; a pole of 3½ to 4½ yards.
- n. In card-playing, a sequence of four cards. A quart major is a sequence of the highest four cards in any suit.
- n. One of the eight thrusts and parries in fencing. A thrust in quart is a thrust, with the nails upward, at the upper breast, which is given direct from the ordinary position taken by two fencers when they engage, the left of their foils touching. A parry in quart guards this blow. It is produced by carrying the hand a few inches to the left without lowering hand or point.
- Safe; sound; in good health.
- n. Safety; health.
- n. A quarter of the horizon.
- In fencing, to make a pass while holding the sword hand with the nails turned upward.
- An abbreviation of quarter;
- of quarterly.
- n. A unit of liquid capacity equal to two pints; one-fourth (quarter) of a gallon. Equivalent to 1.136 liters in the UK and 0.946 liter (liquid quart) or 1.101 liters (dry quart) in the U.S.
- n. card games Four successive cards of the same suit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete The fourth part; a quarter; hence, a region of the earth.
- n. A measure of capacity, both in dry and in liquid measure; the fourth part of a gallon; the eighth part of a peck; two pints.
- n. A vessel or measure containing a quart.
- n. In cards, four successive cards of the same suit. Cf. tierce, 4.
- n. a United States liquid unit equal to 32 fluid ounces; four quarts equal one gallon
- n. a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 pints or 1.136 liters
- n. a United States dry unit equal to 2 pints or 67.2 cubic inches
- From French quart, from Latin quartus ("one-fourth"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French quarte, from Latin quārta, feminine of quārtus, fourth; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Small beets that run 40 to a quart are the most suitable size for first-class packs.”
“This unit is the CALORIE, or _calory_, and it is used to measure foods just as the inch, the yard, the pound, the pint, and the quart are the units used to measure materials and liquids; however, instead of measuring the food itself, it determines its food value, or fuel value.”
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