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



BrE BrE//kwɔːt//
; NAmE NAmE//kwɔːrt//
(abbreviation qt)
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  • a unit for measuring liquids, equal to 2 pints or about 1.14 litres in the UK and Canada, and 0.95 of a litre in the US
  • Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French quarte, from Latin quarta (pars) ‘fourth (part)’, from quartus ‘fourth’, from quattuor ‘four’.Idioms
    put a quart into a pint pot
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    (British English) to put something into a space that is too small for it Writing a history of the world in a single volume is like putting a quart into a pint pot.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quart

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