Adjective "pint" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A unit of liquid or dry capacity equal to one eighth of a gallon, in Britain equal to 0.568 litre and in the US equal to 0.473 litre (for liquid measure) or 0.551 litre (for dry measure).
  1. 'I still talk about acres, yards, feet and inches; not forgetting gallons and pints and also hundredweights pounds and ounces.'
  2. 'The liter and its fractions have vanquished quarts, pints, and gallons, while the pound is still holding its own in things such as produce.'
  3. 'The milk is available in gallons, half gallons, quarts and pints.'
  4. 'He took all two gallons and five pints of it away.'
  5. 'Two rotary valve fillers produce plastic gallons, half gallons and pints.'
  6. 'The Paint Spot caters to both the professional and the hobbyist, selling paint in pints, quarts and gallons for you mural-painters.'
  7. 'Typically, a pint, or unit, of blood is drawn once a week to bring down iron levels, but in more advanced cases, it might be drawn more often.'
  8. 'Most metric recipes were based on a weight unit of 25 grams - slightly less than an ounce - and a liquid measure of half a litre, which was slightly less than a pint.'
  9. 'Before the CT scan you have to drink three pints of a liquid, a dye which will show up on the scan.'
  10. 'They were chatting about school when he reappeared with some pints of liquid.'
  11. 'Beer drinkers in York today raised a glass to the city's publicans, after it emerged they were getting some of the best-value pints in Britain.'
  12. 'The pint of Terrier I had was lovely but the fine liquid was spoiled by the fairly foul atmosphere.'
  13. 'For example, someone who drinks 20 pints a week, or three pints a day, will end up paying over 100 extra in a year.'
  14. 'Managed to snatch a quick pint with Kev yesterday tea-time. That's the first trip to a pub we've had for 4 weeks!'
  15. '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.'
  16. 'Basil proceeds to top up my pint of Guinness with his pint of VB.'
  17. 'I walk back upstairs with pints, quarts, a bag of crisps.'
  18. 'I have known Ted since the late seventies and during that time-shared many a laugh and an equal amount of pints.'
  19. 'Britain's Winston Churchill downs a pint before finishing a campaign speech in 1945.'
  20. 'Now the right to down a pint has been placed on an equal footing with human rights such as freedom of expression by a Scottish council.'
  21. 'two pints today, please'
  22. 'In Texas, shrimp on the hoof are sold in pints and quarts.'

More definitions

1. a liquid and also dry measure of capacity, equal to one half of a liquid and dry quart respectively, approximately 35 cubic inches (0.473 liter).Abbreviation:pt, pt.

More examples(as adjective)

"stocks can be pint."

"waters can be pint."

"innits can be pint."

"drivers can be pint."

"courts can be pint."

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Late Middle English: from Old French pinte, of unknown origin.