Definitions for gallonˈgæl ən

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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

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  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.]


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