Definitions for gallonˈgæl ən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a common unit of capacity in English-speaking countries, equal to four quarts, the U.S. standard gallon being equal to 231 cubic inches (3.7853 liters), and the British imperial gallon to 277.42 cubic inches (4.546 liters).
Category: Weights and Measures
Ref: Abbr.: gal. 3
Origin of gallon:
1250–1300; < ONF galon, der. from base of ML gallēta jug, bucket
United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters
gallon, Imperial gallon, congius(noun)
a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a unit for measuring liquid
a gallon of water/milk/gas; The tank holds 12 gallons.
A unit of volume, equivalent to eight pints
exactly 4.54609 liters; an imperial gallon
231 cubic inches or approximately 3.785 liters for liquids (a "U.S. liquid gallon")
one-eighth of a U.S. bushel or approximately 4.405 liters for dry goods (a "U.S. dry gallon").
A large quantity (of any liquid).
The pipe burst and gallons of water flooded into the kitchen.
Origin: From galon, galun, ultimately from galleta.
a measure of capacity, containing four quarts; -- used, for the most part, in liquid measure, but sometimes in dry measure
The gallon is a measure of liquid capacity in both the US customary units and the British imperial systems of measurement. Three significantly different sizes are in current use: the imperial gallon, which is used in the United Kingdom, Canada, and some Caribbean countries; the US gallon, which is used in the US and some Latin American and Caribbean countries; and the least-used US dry gallon.
Translations for gallon
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a measure for liquids, eight pints (in Britain, 4.546 litres; in the United States, 3.785 litres).
- galãoPortuguese (BR)
- die GalloneGerman
- गैलन लगभग ४.५ लीटरHindi
- หน่วยวัดปริมาตรของของเหลว; แกลลอนThai
- 加崙Chinese (Trad.)
- مائعات غلے وغیرہ کی مقدار کا پیمانہUrdu
- 加仑Chinese (Simp.)
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