• WordNet 3.6
    • n quart a United States liquid unit equal to 32 fluid ounces; four quarts equal one gallon
    • n quart a United States dry unit equal to 2 pints or 67.2 cubic inches
    • n quart a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 pints or 1.136 liters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of snot
    • Quart A measure of capacity, both in dry and in liquid measure; the fourth part of a gallon; the eighth part of a peck; two pints.
    • Quart A vessel or measure containing a quart.
    • n Quart In cards, four successive cards of the same suit. Cf. Tierce, 4.
    • n Quart The fourth part; a quarter; hence, a region of the earth. "Camber did possess the western quart ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Over the course of his lifetime, the average man will ejaculate approximately 18 quarts of semen, containing about a half trillion sperm.
    • n quart A fourth part or division; a quarter.
    • n quart A unit of measure, the fourth part of a gallon; also, a vessel of that capacity. Every gallon of liquid measure has a quart, and in the United States there is a quart of dry measure, although the use of the gallon of that measure is confined to Great Britain. In England the peck, or fourth part of a bushel, is sometimes called a quart.
    • n quart In music, the interval of a fourth: prefixed to the name of an instrument, it denotes one pitched a fourth lower or a fourth higher than the ordinary instrument.
    • n quart In Gloucestershire and Leicestershire, England, three pounds of butter; in the Isle of Man, seven pounds—that is, the fourth part of a quarter.
    • n quart A Welsh measure of length or surface; a pole of 3½ to 4½ yards.
    • n quart In card-playing, a sequence of four cards. A quart major is a sequence of the highest four cards in any suit.
    • n quart One of the eight thrusts and parries in fencing. A thrust in quart is a thrust, with the nails upward, at the upper breast, which is given direct from the ordinary position taken by two fencers when they engage, the left of their foils touching. A parry in quart guards this blow. It is produced by carrying the hand a few inches to the left without lowering hand or point.
    • quart Safe; sound; in good health.
    • n quart Safety; health.
    • n quart A quarter of the horizon.
    • quart In fencing, to make a pass while holding the sword hand with the nails turned upward.
    • quart An abbreviation of quarter;
    • quart of quarterly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Put fish skin or isinglass size of a nine-pence in pot when put on to boil or else the white and shell of half an egg to a couple of quarts of coffee."
    • n Quart kärt a sequence of four cards: one of the eight thrusts and parries in fencing
    • n Quart kwort or kwawrt the fourth part of a gallon, or two pints: a vessel containing two pints: :
    • n Quart kwort or kwawrt (Spens.) a quarter: the peck or quarter of a bushel
    • n Quart kwort or kwawrt (mus.) the interval of a fourth
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  • W. C. Fields
    “The cost of living has gone up another dollar a quart.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Life, Lady Stutfield, is simply a mauvais quart d'heure made up of exquisite moments.”
  • Margaret Deland
    Margaret Deland
    “A pint can't hold a quart -- if it holds a pint it is doing all that can be expected of it.”


Quart into a pint pot - (UK) If you try to put or get a quart into a pint pot, you try to put too much in a small space. (1 quart = 2 pints)


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. quart, n. masc., fr. L. quartus, the fourth, akin to quattuor, four. See Four, and cf. 2d Carte Quarto
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. quarte—L. quartus, fourth—quatuor, four.


In literature:

A quart o' sack for Master Turnip.
"A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales" by Amelie Rives
One anxiety is that they will weaken the bowels by the use of a pint or a quart of water once a month, or once or twice a week.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
Bruise all, and simmer slowly for two hours in two quarts of boiling water.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
To every quart of this solution add 1 quart rum, 1 of brandy, 1 of champagne.
"The Cookery Blue Book" by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California
Add water until you have 2 quarts of broth.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
They had gathered three quarts of field strawberries that afternoon and had saved a quart for us.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
A man was taken up dead in the streets of London, soon after having drank a quart of gin, on a wager.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
He has drunk two quart jugs of beer and wants a third.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
It was open at one end, and formed a vessel that would hold rather more than a quart.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Try to afford at least a quart of good milk every day.
"Twenty-Five Cent Dinners for Families of Six" by Juliet Corson

In poetry:

Their farewell quart, beneath a
That droop'd its branches from above,
Awak'd the pure felicity
That waits upon PARENTAL LOVE.
"Richard and Kate: A suffolk Ballad" by Robert Bloomfield
Me nurse, wot was a strict t.t.
Aimed my young soul to bilk,
An' every day she flooded me
Wiv quarts an' quarts of milk.
Oh, 'ow the stuff coursed thro' each vein
An' set on fire me tiny brain.
"The Demon Milk" by C J Dennis
The villagers might call them mad;
An endless holiday they had,
Of pleasure in a serious work:
They taught by leaps where perils lurk,
And with the lambkins practised sports
For 'scaping Satan's pounds and quarts.
"Jump-To-Glory Jane" by George Meredith
Six eggs he brought, and milk a quart,
Enough for wretches of my sort
Whose life is fated to be short.
At night I laid me on the round,
In robe of buffalo wrapped round . . .
'Twas strange that I should sleep so sound.
"My Cancer Cure" by Robert W Service
Sure the Imperor of Bohay
Would be proud to dthrink the tay
That Misthress Biddy Rooney for O'Brine did pour;
And, since the days of Strongbow,
There never was such Congo—
Mitchil dthrank six quarts of it—by Shannon shore.
"The Battle Of Limerick" by William Makepeace Thackeray
There were no costly habits—with which this king was curst,
Except (and where's the harm on't?)—a somewhat lively thirst;
But people must pay taxes,—and kings must have their sport,
So out of every gallon—His Grace he took a quart.
"The King Of Brentford" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Made in the U.S.A.~Four- Quart Glass Roaster.
Lightly butter and flour a 2 quart soufflé or casserole.
Place in 2 quart dish add 1/4 cup water to bottom of dish.
6 quarts chicken stock 6 oz.
Sunbeam 4-Quart Ice Cream Maker.
Items Tagged with 'quart surfacing '.
Use a large, about 6-quart, slow cooker for this recipe.
Miguel Zenón Quarte At The Litchfield Jazz Festival 2012.
Makes 1 quart or 2 pints.
2 quarts vegetables stock carrots broccoli 8 oz.
A year when the quart-size plastic bag became the ultimate travel accessory would seem to spell hard times for purveyors of travel goods.
The price of milk has advanced to 7 cents a quart.
Two quarts of oil for deep-frying.
Vanilla 1½ quart milk 2 cups heavy cream 1 tsp.
1 quart mayonnaise ½ cup + 2 Tbsp.

In science:

Kalton, Coarse and uniform embeddings into reflexive spaces, Quart. J.
The non-linear geometry of Banach spaces after Nigel Kalton
Battaglia, Order theoretic type decomposition of JBW*-triples, Quart. J.
Open partial isometries and positivity in operator spaces
Peralta, A Saito-TomitaLusin theorem for JB*-triples and applications, Quart. J.
Open partial isometries and positivity in operator spaces
Gaynor, ”Eddy structure in the convective boundary layer - new measurements and new concepts,” Quart. J.
Large-scale instabilities in a non-rotating turbulent convection
Hu, The initial-value problem for a stretched string, Quart.
Dispersion and asymptotic profiles for Kirchhoff equations