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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quartnoun

    a United States liquid unit equal to 32 fluid ounces; four quarts equal one gallon

  2. quartnoun

    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 pints or 1.136 liters

  3. quart, dry quartnoun

    a United States dry unit equal to 2 pints or 67.2 cubic inches


  1. quartnoun

    A unit of liquid capacity equal to two pints; one-fourth (quarter) of a gallon. Equivalent to 1.136 liters in the UK and 0.946 liter (liquid quart) or 1.101 liters (dry quart) in the U.S.

  2. quartnoun

    Four successive cards of the same suit.

  3. Etymology: From quart, from quartus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Quartnoun

    Etymology: quart, Fr.

    Albanact had all the northern part,
    Which of himself Albania he did call,
    And Camber did possess the the western quart. Fairy Queen.

    When I have been dry, and bravely marching, it hath served me instead of a quart pot to drink in. William Shakespeare.

    You have made an order, that ale should be sold at three halfpence a quart. Jonathan Swift, Miscellanies.

    You’d rail upon the hostess of the house,
    And say you would present her at the leet,
    Because she bought stone jugs and no seal’d quarts. William Shakespeare.


  1. Quart

    The quart (symbol: qt) is an English unit of volume equal to a quarter gallon. Three kinds of quarts are currently used: the liquid quart and dry quart of the US customary system and the imperial quart of the British imperial system. All are roughly equal to one liter. It is divided into two pints or (in the US) four cups. Historically, the exact size of the quart has varied with the different values of gallons over time and in reference to different commodities.


  1. quart

    A quart is a unit of liquid capacity in both the British Imperial and US customary system of measurements, equivalent to a quarter of a gallon or two pints. It is equal to approximately 1.136 liters in the British Imperial system and 0.946 liters in the US customary system. It can also refer to a quarter of other units such as a bushel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quartnoun

    the fourth part; a quarter; hence, a region of the earth

  2. Quartnoun

    a measure of capacity, both in dry and in liquid measure; the fourth part of a gallon; the eighth part of a peck; two pints

  3. Quartnoun

    a vessel or measure containing a quart

  4. Quartnoun

    in cards, four successive cards of the same suit. Cf. Tierce, 4

  5. Etymology: [See Quart a quarter.]


  1. Quart

    Quart is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-western Italy.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quart

    Quarte, kärt, n. a sequence of four cards: one of the eight thrusts and parries in fencing.—Quart and tierce, practice between fencers. [Fr. quarte.]

  2. Quart

    kwort, or kwawrt, n. the fourth part of a gallon, or two pints: a vessel containing two pints: (Spens.) a quarter: the peck or quarter of a bushel: (mus.) the interval of a fourth.—n. Quartā′tion, the parting of gold and silver by means of nitric acid.—Quart d'écu (Shak.), a cardecu. [Fr. quarte—L. quartus, fourth—quatuor, four.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quart in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quart in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of quart in a Sentence

  1. Kim Manlove:

    Two years after he died, I was drinking a quart of tequila a day and I was taking probably at least a couple weeks' worth of Xanax in two or three days, i could drink and use all the time, then try to pull myself together when everyone would come home.

  2. Andrew Schneider:

    Sometimes the mind, for reasons we don't necessarily understand, just decides to go to the store for a quart of milk.

  3. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it.

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