Definitions for gallonˈgæl ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gal•lonˈgæl ən(n.)

  1. 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

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gallon(noun)ˈgæl ən

    a unit for measuring liquid

    a gallon of water/milk/gas; The tank holds 12 gallons.

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

Freebase

  1. Gallon (US)

    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

gallon(noun)

a measure for liquids, eight pints (in Britain, 4.546 litres; in the United States, 3.785 litres).

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