What does litre mean?

Definitions for litre
ˈli tərlitre

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. liter, litre, l, cubic decimeter, cubic decimetrenoun

    a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)


  1. litrenoun

    The metric unit of fluid measure, equal to one cubic decimetre. Symbols: l, L, u2113

    You should be able to fill four cups with one litre of water.

    Etymology: From λίτρα. Related to Latin libra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Litrenoun

    a measure of capacity in the metric system, being a cubic decimeter, equal to 61.022 cubic inches, or 2.113 American pints, or 1.76 English pints

    Etymology: [F.]

  2. Litrenoun

    same as Liter

    Etymology: [F.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Litre

    lē′tėr, n. (her.) a hatchment consisting of a black belt, charged with the arms of the deceased. [Fr.; prob. orig. listre=liste, border.]

  2. Litre

    lē′tr, n. the unit of the French measures of capacity, both dry and liquid. It is the volume of a cubic decimètre, and contains a kilogramme of water at 4° C. in a vacuum, equal to .2200967 British imperial gallon, therefore less than a quart—4½ litres being roughly equal to a gallon.

Editors Contribution

  1. litre

    A unit of capacity or volume with a known and standard value.

    Water, liquids and dry volume and measured in a litre.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 15, 2016  

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  1. liter

  2. relit

  3. tiler

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of litre in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of litre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of litre in a Sentence

  1. German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt:

    It's now clear that vehicles in Germany are affected by these manipulations. Based on our current knowledge they are vehicles with 2.0 litre and 1.6 litre diesel engines.

  2. Erik Jonnaert:

    Per tonne transported, this has resulted in fuel consumption of as little as nearly one litre of diesel per 100 tonne-km, delivering a significant reduction of CO2 emissions.

  3. German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt:

    We have been informed that also in Europe, vehicles with 1.6 and 2.0 litre diesel engines are affected by the manipulations that are being talked about, dEFEAT DEVICES.

  4. Craig James:

    Over the last six weeks, petrol prices have fallen by 21 cents a litre - the biggest fall for an equivalent period in six years.

  5. Sofjan Djalil:

    We're going to have another policy on oil price introduced before the end of the year, we're going to introduce fixed subsidy (per litre).

Images & Illustrations of litre

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