What does gallon mean?

Definitions for gallon
ˈgæl əngal·lon

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

    Etymology: From galon, galun, ultimately from galleta.

  2. gallon(Noun)

    exactly 4.54609 liters; an imperial gallon

    Etymology: From galon, galun, ultimately from galleta.

  3. gallon(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From galon, galun, ultimately from galleta.

  4. gallon(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From galon, galun, ultimately from galleta.

  5. gallon(Noun)

    A large quantity (of any liquid).

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

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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

Examples of gallon in a Sentence

  1. Shawn Gilfedder:

    Think of it as how much gas you have left in your tank, you don't want to be driving around town with only a gallon left.

  2. Abraham Lincoln:

    When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that 'a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause is really a good one.

  3. 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

  4. Robert X. Cringely, InfoWorld magazine:

    If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.

  5. Gulfport Police Department -RRB- Woodman:

    Inside the mini-bus, officers found a bin of mostly perishable food that had been left unrefrigerated. There was a five-gallon bucket near the front door that was designated as a makeshift toilet and a propane tank inside the passenger area. The children had no clothing other than what they were wearing.

Images & Illustrations of gallon

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