What does gallon mean?

Definitions for gallon
ˈgæl əngal·lon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gallon, galnoun

    United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters

  2. gallon, Imperial gallon, congiusnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. gallonnoun

    A unit of volume, equivalent to eight pints

    Etymology: From galon, galun, ultimately from galleta.

  2. gallonnoun

    exactly 4.54609 liters; an imperial gallon

    Etymology: From galon, galun, ultimately from galleta.

  3. gallonnoun

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

    Etymology: From galon, galun, ultimately from galleta.

  4. gallonnoun

    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. gallonnoun

    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. Gallonnoun

    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. Robert X Cringely:

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

  2. Trish Oliphant:

    We encourage people to really bury the hatchet, so to speak, so they can move forward to a brighter and better future, it’s better than sitting home and eating a gallon of ice cream.

  3. Kim Schrier:

    People were already suffering at the gas pump before this, we saw an increase of over a dollar per gallon over the last year and a half or so. That can be blamed realistically on the pandemic.

  4. Assad Volcy:

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

  5. John Meyer:

    We all used to carry this stuff. I called it skunk oil, we poured it in a 2-gallon can, poured it out, and threw a match in it, and it'd start a fire along all the rails. We're talking in the mid -'70s. Nowadays you'd get in big trouble doing that.

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