Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in liquid measure, equal to 1/4 gallon or 32 ounces (0.946 liter).
  • noun A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in dry measure, equal to 1/8 peck or 2 pints (1.101 liters).
  • noun A unit of volume or capacity in the British Imperial System, used in liquid and dry measure, equal to 1.201 US liquid quarts or 1.032 US dry quarts (1.136 liters).
  • noun A container having a capacity of one quart.
  • noun The contents of such a container.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An abbreviation of quarter;
  • of quarterly.
  • noun Safety; health.
  • noun In card-playing, a sequence of four cards. A quart major is a sequence of the highest four cards in any suit.
  • noun One of the eight thrusts and parries in fencing.
  • Safe; sound; in good health.
  • In fencing, to make a pass while holding the sword hand with the nails turned upward.
  • noun A fourth part or division; a quarter.
  • noun A unit of measure, the fourth part of a gallon; also, a vessel of that capacity.
  • noun 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.
  • noun In Gloucestershire and Leicestershire, England, three pounds of butter; in the Isle of Man, seven pounds—that is, the fourth part of a quarter.
  • noun A Welsh measure of length or surface; a pole of 3½ to 4½ yards.
  • noun A quarter of the horizon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A vessel or measure containing a quart.
  • noun obsolete The fourth part; a quarter; hence, a region of the earth.
  • noun In cards, four successive cards of the same suit. Cf. tierce, 4.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • noun card games Four successive cards of the same suit.

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

  • noun a United States liquid unit equal to 32 fluid ounces; four quarts equal one gallon
  • noun a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 pints or 1.136 liters
  • noun a United States dry unit equal to 2 pints or 67.2 cubic inches

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French quarte, from Latin quārta, feminine of quārtus, fourth; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French quart, from Latin quartus ("one-fourth").

Examples

  • One can buy liquid buttermilk in quart sizes but I recently took Lydia's advice and bought myself a tub of buttermilk powder.

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  • A quart is the next size up and is 1/4 ( "quart" like "quarter") of a gallon, or four cups.

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  • A quart is the next size up and is 1/4 ( "quart" like "quarter") of a gallon, or four cups.

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  • A quart is the next size up and is 1/4 ( "quart" like "quarter") of a gallon, or four cups.

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  • A quart is the next size up and is 1/4 ( "quart" like "quarter") of a gallon, or four cups.

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  • Yes | No | Report from ggmack wrote 28 weeks 1 day ago use urethane as head cement. it is readily available at hardware stores and a quart is about 8 bucks around here.

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  • Yes | No | Report from ggmack wrote 28 weeks 1 day ago use urethane as head cement. it is readily available at hardware stores and a quart is about 8 bucks around here.

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  • It used to drink not leak a quart of oil every 750 miles.

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  • In growing meekness Babbitt went on waiting till Hanson casually reappeared with a quart of gin — what is euphemistically known as a quart — in his disdainful long white hands.

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  • Small beets that run 40 to a quart are the most suitable size for first-class packs.

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