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Definition of "pint" []

  • A unit of volume or capacity in the U.S. Customary System, used in liquid measure, equal to 1/8 gallon or 16 ounces (0.473 liter). (noun)
  • A unit of volume or capacity in the U.S. Customary System, used in dry measure, equal to 1/16 peck or 1/2 quart (0.551 liter). (noun)
  • A unit of volume or capacity in the British Imperial System, used in dry and liquid measure, equal to 0.568 liter. See Table at measurement. (noun)
  • A container with a pint capacity. (noun)
  • The amount of a substance that can be held in such a container. (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.

Use "pint" in a sentence
  • "The prices are remarkably moderate in most of these places; the charge is no more than three-halfpence for half a pint of coffee, or _threepence for a whole pint_."
  • "I'll be the first to say that a "pint" is the best measure for any good draft of beer."
  • "I can also freeze liquids in pint or quart canning jars with the use of the special lid accessory, and then store them in the freezer as well."