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Webster 1913 Edition


Gallon

Gal′lon

,
Noun.
[OF
galon
,
jalon
, LL.
galo
,
galona
, fr.
galum
a liquid measure; cf. F.
jale
large bowl. Cf.
Gill
a measure.]
A measure of capacity, containing four quarts; – used, for the most part, in liquid measure, but sometimes in dry measure.
☞ The standart gallon of the Unites States contains 231 cubic inches, or 8.3389 pounds avoirdupois of distilled water at its maximum density, and with the barometer at 30 inches. This is almost exactly equivalent to a cylinder of seven inches in diameter and six inches in height, and is the same as the old English wine gallon. The beer gallon, now little used in the United States, contains 282 cubic inches. The English imperial gallon contains 10 pounds avoirdupois of distilled water at 62[GREEK] of Fahrenheit, and barometer at 30 inches, equal to 277.274 cubic inches.

Webster 1828 Edition


Gallon

GAL'LON

,
Noun.
[Law L. galona.] A measure of capacity for dry or liquid things, but usually for liquids, containing four quarts. But the gallon is not in all cases of uniform contents or dimensions. The gallon of wine contains 231 cubic inches, or eight pounds avordupois of pure water. The gallon of beer and ale contains 281 cubic inches, or ten pounds three ounces and a quarter avordupois of water; and the gallon of corn, meal, &c., 272 1/4 cubic inches, or nine pounds thirteen ounces of pure water.

Definition 2021


gallon

gallon

English

Noun

gallon (plural gallons)

  1. A unit of volume, equivalent to eight pints
  2. (Britain, Canada) exactly 4.54609 liters; an imperial gallon
  3. (US) 231 cubic inches or approximately 3.785 liters for liquids (a "U.S. liquid gallon")
  4. (US) one-eighth of a U.S. bushel or approximately 4.405 liters for dry goods (a "U.S. dry gallon").
  5. (in the plural, informal) A large quantity (of any liquid).
    The pipe burst and gallons of water flooded into the kitchen.

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Etymology

From Old Northern French galon, from Late Latin galum, galus (measure of wine), from Vulgar Latin *galla (vessel), possibly from Gaulish [Term?], ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kel- (goblet)..

Noun

gallon m (plural gallons)

  1. (Jersey) gallon

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Noun

gallon

  1. gallon (a unit of volume).
gallon benzin 3 dollarğa citsä = if gallon of gasoline reach 3 dollars .

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