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Definition of "gallon" []

  • A unit of volume in the U.S. Customary System, used in liquid measure, equal to 4 quarts (3.785 liters). (noun)
  • A unit of volume in the British Imperial System, used in liquid and dry measure, equal to 4 quarts (4.546 liters). See Table at measurement. (noun)
  • A container with a capacity of one gallon. (noun)
  • A unit of capacity equal to 277.42 cubic inches. 1 Brit gallon is equivalent to 1.20 US gallons or 4.55 litres (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A unit of capacity equal to 231 cubic inches. 1 US gallon is equivalent to 0.83 imperial gallon or 3.79 litres (noun)
  • Great quantities (noun)

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Use "gallon" in a sentence
  • "No. Only, "That no merchant, cooper or any other person whatever, shall, after the first day of the first month, sell any wine under one-quarter of a cask, neither by quart, gallon or any other measure, _but only such taverners as are licensed to sell by the gallon_.""
  • "“They were going on and on about how $4.00 dollars a gallon is a good thing, and won†™ t make a difference to our economy.” —"
  • "$2. 25USD per gallon is a relative issue and I personally wouldn't make a decision strictly based upon the fuel cost."