What does gallon mean?

Definitions for gallonˈgæl ən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gallon.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gallon, gal(noun)

    United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters

  2. gallon, Imperial gallon, congius(noun)

    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters

Wiktionary

  1. gallon(Noun)

    A unit of volume, equivalent to eight pints

  2. gallon(Noun)

    exactly 4.54609 liters; an imperial gallon

  3. gallon(Noun)

    231 cubic inches or approximately 3.785 liters for liquids (a "U.S. liquid gallon")

  4. gallon(Noun)

    one-eighth of a U.S. bushel or approximately 4.405 liters for dry goods (a "U.S. dry gallon").

  5. gallon(Noun)

    A large quantity (of any liquid).

    The pipe burst and gallons of water flooded into the kitchen.

  6. Origin: From galon, galun, ultimately from galleta.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gallon(noun)

    a measure of capacity, containing four quarts; -- used, for the most part, in liquid measure, but sometimes in dry measure

  2. Origin: [OF galon, jalon, LL. galo, galona, fr. galum a liquid measure; cf. F. jale large bowl. Cf. Gill a measure.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gallon

    gal′un, n. the standard measure of capacity=4 quarts. [O. Fr. galun, galon, jalon; app. cog. with Fr. jale, a bowl.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gallon in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gallon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Smith Patton, Jr.:

    A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.

  2. Ron Davis ':

    He takes it in five-gallon containers, so it's a lot less bottling.

  3. Assad Volcy:

    We are asking for gasoline prices to be reduced to 100 gourdes ($2) a gallon.

  4. Lamar Alexander:

    I need to know the price of a gallon of milk and a dozen eggs. I need to know right now.

  5. Dr. Paul MacCready, Jr.:

    Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible - or even sinful - that you burned up a gallon of gasoline to fetch a pack of cigarettes

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