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Dictionary Definition



1 a United States liquid unit equal to 32 fluid ounces; four quarts equal one gallon
2 a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 pints or 1.136 liters
3 a United States dry unit equal to 2 pints or 67.2 cubic inches [syn: dry quart]

User Contributed Dictionary



From French quart, from Latin quartus, one-fourth.



  1. 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.


a unit of liquid capacity



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quart (plural quarts)
  1. quarter (fraction)

Extensive Definition

The quart is an imperial and US customary unit of volume equal to a quarter of a gallon. Since gallons of various sizes have historically been in use, quarts of various sizes have also existed. Three of these quarts remain in current use, all approximately equal to one liter.


:The US liquid quart is defined as one quarter of a US liquid gallon.
The US dry quart is defined as 1/32 of a US bushel.
The imperial quart, used for both liquid or dry capacity, is defined as one quarter of an imperial gallon.

Winchester quart

A Winchester quart is an archaic measure , roughly equal to 2 Imperial quarts or 2.25 litres. The 2.5 litre bottles, in which laboratory chemicals are supplied, are sometimes referred to as Winchester quart bottles although they contain slightly more than a traditional Winchester quart.

Maritimer English

In Maritimer English, a quart refers to a quantity of alcohol measuring approximately 750 mL, referencing former times, when US units were used, called a two-six in the rest of Canada.

Notes and references

quart in German: Quart (Maßeinheit)
quart in French: Quart (unité)
quart in Korean: 쿼트
quart in Dutch: Quart (eenheid)
quart in Japanese: クォート
quart in Polish: Kwarta (jednostka objętości)
quart in Simple English: Quart
quart in Swedish: Quart
quart in Thai: ควอร์ต
quart in Ukrainian: Кварта (об'єм)
quart in Chinese: 夸脫

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