Definition of pint noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//paɪnt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//paɪnt//
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  1. 1  (abbreviation pt) a unit for measuring liquids and some dry goods. There are 8 pints in a gallon, equal to 0.568 of a litre in the UK and some other countries, and 0.473 of a litre in the US a pint of beer/milk We'd better get a couple of extra pints (= of milk) tomorrow. Add half a pint of cream.
  2. 2  (British English) a pint of beer (especially in a pub) Do you want to go for a pint later?
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French pinte, of unknown origin.Extra examples He could sink a pint faster than anyone else I knew. He stood me a pint in the pub after work. I got the barman to pull me another pint.
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