Adjective "quarte" definition and examples

(Quarte may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/kwɔːt/

Definitions and examples

noun

A unit of liquid capacity equal to a quarter of a gallon or two pints, equivalent in Britain to approximately 1.13 litres and in the US to approximately 0.94 litre.
  1. 'Surfactants are usually used at 1 / 4% by spray volume or 1 quart per 100 gallons of spray mixture.'
  2. 'Milk products are packaged 16 quarts or four gallons to a case and automatic stackers stack them six high.'
  3. 'The milk is available in gallons, half gallons, quarts and pints.'
  4. 'For a gallon mixture: three quarts of hot water, add one quart of bleach.'
  5. 'In the days of yore when beer in pubs was served only in pints or quarts, the serving wenches had to keep mental tabs on who drank pints and who drank quarts to get it right when collecting payment.'
  6. 'Before conception, women need 1,200 mg of calcium per day, or the equivalent of a quart of milk or fortified orange juice, or six servings of fortified bread or cereals.'
  7. 'In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts.'
  8. 'Young men tending camel herds during the rainy season may drink up to ten quarts of milk a day.'
  9. 'Offering fresh fruits and vegetables, neighborhood crafts, and a place to gather, a neighborhood store provides employment and eliminates the need to burn a quart of gasoline to pick up a quart of milk.'
  10. 'The total capacity of the storage tank, two quarts heated up to 190 degrees, halves the time required to boil four quarts of water for making pasta.'
  11. 'When I sell 50 quarts of pork fried rice at lunch, I have to put the cooked rice in a container close to the wok so that I can easily access it and cook it again to customer order.'
  12. 'Depending on the year, she makes anywhere from three to six batches, each batch requiring two quarts of berries to fill eight 8 oz. jars so that they gleam like rubies.'
  13. 'I used four quarts of purée, but there were still more than four gallons of pumpkin to go!'
The fourth of eight parrying positions.
  1. 'Giganti had seven guards, but only really employed two, corresponding to the modern quarte and tierce.'
  2. 'That is, how to lunge, parry quarte, feint, etc.'
(in piquet) a sequence of four cards of the same suit.
  1. 'As between sequences containing the same number of cards, the one headed by the highest card is good; thus, a quart to a queen is good against a quart to a knave.'

More definitions

1. the fourth of eight defensive positions.

More examples(as adjective)

"earningses can be quarte."

Origin

Middle English: from Old French quarte, from Latin quarta (pars) ‘fourth (part)’, from quartus ‘fourth’, from quattuor ‘four’.

Phrase

you can't get a quart into a pint pot