|1.||a unit of liquid measure of capacity equal to one eighth of a gallon. 1 Brit pint is equal to 0.568 litre, 1 US pint to 0.473 litre|
|2.||a unit of dry measure of capacity equal to one half of a quart. 1 US dry pint is equal to one sixty-fourth of a US bushel or 0.5506 litre|
|3.||a measure having such a capacity|
|a. a pint of beer|
|b. a drink of beer: he's gone out for a pint|
|[C14: from Old French pinte, of uncertain origin; perhaps from Medieval Latin pincta marks used in measuring liquids, ultimately from Latin pingere to paint; compare Middle Low German, Middle Dutch pinte]|
A unit of volume or capacity in the U.S. Customary System, used in liquid measure, equal to 16 fluid ounces, 28.875 cubic inches, or .473 liter.
A unit of volume or capacity in the U.S. Customary System, used in dry measure, equal to 1/2 quart or 0.551liter.
|pint (pīnt) Pronunciation Key
unit of capacity in the British Imperial and U.S. Customary systems of measurement. In the British system the units for dry measure and liquid measure are identical; the single British pint is equal to 34.68 cubic inches (568.26 cubic cm) or one-eighth gallon. In the United States the unit for dry measure is slightly different from that for liquid measure; a U.S. dry pint is 33.6 cubic inches (550.6 cubic cm), while a U.S. liquid pint is 28.9 cubic inches (473.2 cubic cm). In each system, two cups make a pint, and two pints equal a quart.
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