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Webster 1913 Edition


Quart

Quart

,
Noun.
[F.
quart
, n. masc., fr. L.
quartus
the fourth, akin to
quattuor
four. See
Four
, and cf. 2d
Carte
,
Quarto
.]
The fourth part; a quarter; hence, a region of the earth.
[Obs.]
Camber did possess the western
quart
.
Spenser.

Quart

,
Noun.
[F.
quarte
, n. fem., fr.
quart
fourth. See
Quart
a quarter.]
1.
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.
☞ In imperial measure, a quart is forty English fluid ounces; in wine measure, it is thirty-two American fluid ounces. The United States dry quart contains 67.20 cubic inches, the fluid quart 57.75. The English quart contains 69.32 cubic inches.
2.
A vessel or measure containing a quart.

Quart

,
Noun.
[See
Quart
a quarter.]
In cards, four successive cards of the same suit. Cf.
Tierce
, 4.
Hoyle.

Webster 1828 Edition


Quart

QUART

,
Noun.
quort. [L. quartus.]
1.
The fourth part; a quarter. [Not in use.]
2.
The fourth part of a gallon; two pints.
3.
A vessel containing the fourth of a gallon.
4.
A sequence of four cards in the game of picket.

Definition 2021


quart

quart

See also: Quart

English

Noun

quart (plural quarts)

  1. A unit of liquid capacity equal to two pints; one-fourth (quarter) of a gallon. Equivalent to 1.136 liters in the UK and 0.946 liter (liquid quart) or 1.101 liters (dry quart) in the U.S.
  2. (card games) Four successive cards of the same suit.
    • 1908, Cavendish, The laws of piquet adopted
      A tierce major is good against any other tierce; a quart minor is good against a tierce major.
  3. (obsolete) A fourth; a quarter; hence, a region of the earth.
    • Spenser
      Camber did possess the western quart.

Translations

See also


Catalan

Catalan ordinal numbers
 <  3r 4t   > 
    Cardinal : quatre
    Ordinal : quart
    Multiplier : quàdruple

Etymology

From Latin quartus (fourth)

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈkwaɾt/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈkwart/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈkwaɾt/

Adjective

quart m (feminine quarta, masculine plural quarts, feminine plural quartes)

  1. (ordinal) fourth

Usage notes

When quart is the ordinal number of a century or of a regnal name of a monarch or pope, it is written using Roman numerals following the noun. Thus Joan Quart is written Joan IV.

For most fractional numbers, the ordinal number is used to indicate the denominator of the fraction. Quart and its forms share the job of indicating fractional fourths with quarter and its forms. Exceptions to this rule include mig (half), terç (third), quarter (quarter), milionèsim (millionth), bilionèsim (billionth), ....

The feminine form of the ordinal is usually used as the collective noun for a set of like objects of that size. Instead of quart, qüern is used. Exceptions to the usual rule include parell (set of 2), qüern (set of 4), centenar (set of 100), grossa (set of 144), miler (set of 1000), and milenar (1000).

Synonyms

Derived terms

  • quart creixent (waxing quarter moon):
  • quart minvant (waning quarter moon):
  • quart de rodó (quarter round molding):

Noun

quart m (plural quarts)

  1. quarter hour
  2. A political subdivision of the parishes La Massana, Ordino, and Sant Julià de Lòria in Andorra.
  3. (obsolete) barrel; unit of liquid measure equal to one-quarter of a pipe
  4. (paper) quarto; paper size
  5. (printing) quarto; book size

French

Etymology

From Latin quartus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kaʁ/
  • Homophones: car, quarts
  • Rhymes: -aʁ

Noun

quart m (plural quarts)

  1. quarter (fraction)

Related terms


Middle French

Adjective

quart m (feminine singular quarte, masculine plural quarts, feminine plural quartes)

  1. fourth

Synonyms


Norman

Etymology 1

From Old French quart, from Latin quartus.

Noun

quart m (plural quarts)

  1. (Guernsey) quarter (fraction)

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

Noun

quart m (plural quarts)

  1. (Jersey) watch

Old French

Adjective

quart m (oblique and nominative feminine singular quarte)

  1. fourth
    le quart jour
    the fourth day

Noun

quart m (oblique plural quarz or quartz, nominative singular quarz or quartz, nominative plural quart)

  1. quarter (1/4)
  2. fourth (the ordinal position corresponding to four)