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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English pinte, from Old French pinte, assumed from Vulgar Latin *pincta (a mark used to indicate a level of quantity against a larger measure), from Latin picta (painted), from Latin pingō (paint, verb).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /paɪnt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪnt

NounEdit

pint (plural pints)

  1. A unit of volume, equivalent to:
    1. ⅛ of a gallon
    2. (Britain, Commonwealth of Nations) approximately 568 millilitres (an imperial pint)
    3. (US) approximately
      1. 16 US fluid ounces [473 millilitres] for liquids (a US liquid pint) or
      2. 18.62 fluid ounces [551 millilitres] for dry goods (a US dry pint).
    4. (Hungary) 1.696 liters
    5. (medicine) 12 ounces
  2. (Britain, metonymically) A pint of milk.
    Please leave three pints tomorrow, milkman.
  3. (metonymically) A glass of beer, served by the pint.
    • 1998, Kirk Jones, Waking Ned, Tomboy films
      Finn: You must have a terrible thirst on you tonight. I've never seen a man drink two pints at the same time.

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pint

  1. past participle of pine

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pint f (plural pinten, diminutive pintje n)

  1. (Belgium) A glass of beer (usually 25 cl or 33cl, not an imperial pint).

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pint

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of pinnen
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of pinnen

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pint m (plural pints)

  1. pint (unit of volume for liquids)

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