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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A unit of volume or capacity in the U.S. Customary System, used in liquid measure, equal to 1/8 gallon or 16 ounces (0.473 liter).
  • n. A unit of volume or capacity in the U.S. Customary System, used in dry measure, equal to 1/16 peck or 1/2 quart (0.551 liter).
  • n. A unit of volume or capacity in the British Imperial System, used in dry and liquid measure, equal to 0.568 liter. See Table at measurement.
  • n. A container with a pint capacity.
  • n. The amount of a substance that can be held in such a container.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A unit of volume, equivalent to ⅛ of a gallon or
  • n. A pint of milk.
  • n. A glass of beer, served by the pint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A measure of capacity, equal to half a quart, or four gills, -- used in liquid and dry measures. See quart.
  • n. The laughing gull.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A measure of capacity equal to half a quart.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 gills or 568.26 cubic centimeters
  • n. a United States liquid unit equal to 16 fluid ounces; two pints equal one quart
  • n. a United States dry unit equal to 0.5 quart or 33.6 cubic inches

Etymologies

Middle English pinte, a unit of volume, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *pīncta, mark on a container, from feminine of *pīnctus, alteration of Latin pictus, past participle of pingere, to paint; see peig- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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