What does gallon mean?

Definitions for gallon
ˈgæl əngal·lon

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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

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. Michael Green:

    We expect to see higher prices in the next few days ... and they could reach $3 a gallon by next week.

  2. Lamar Alexander:

    I need to know the price of a gallon of milk and a dozen eggs. I need to know right now.

  3. Jim Teague:

    We used to get 14 to 15 cents per gallon. We enjoyed a duopoly. I'm not going to tell you we're going to have the same kind of margins, but we're going to make it up in volume.

  4. Parks Department boss Del Barton:

    We’ve had incidents in the past where, for some unknown reason, people decide to put post seeds in the downtown—we have these large 100-gallon flower pots—and for some reason people like to put weed seeds in the flower pots.

  5. Mick Henderson:

    I have a 50-million-gallon-a-year plant for fuel ethanol, if I get 10% of that for hand sanitizer, that would be a lot.

Images & Illustrations of gallon

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