Definitions for gallonˈgæl ən
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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
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
Origin: [OF galon, jalon, LL. galo, galona, fr. galum a liquid measure; cf. F. jale large bowl. Cf. Gill a 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 defined as 4.54609 litres, which is used in the United Kingdom, Canada, and some Caribbean nations; the US gallon defined as 231 cubic inches, which is used in the US and some Latin American and Caribbean countries; and the least-used US dry gallon defined as ¹⁄₈ US bushel.
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