a unit of liquid measure of capacity, equal to one fourth of a gallon, or 57.749 cubic inches (0.946 liter) in the U.S. and 69.355 cubic inches (1.136 liters) in Great Britain.
a unit of dry measure of capacity, equal to one eighth of a peck, or 67.201 cubic inches (1.101 liters).
a container holding, or capable of holding, a quart.
Piquet. a sequence of four cards of the same suit, as an ace, king, queen, and jack (quart major) or king, queen, jack, and ten (quart minor)
Fencing Rare. .
a unit of liquid measure equal to a quarter of a gallon or two pints. 1 US quart (0.946 litre) is equal to 0.8326 UK quart. 1 UK quart (1.136 litres) is equal to 1.2009 US quarts
a unit of dry measure equal to 2 pints or one eighth of a peck
(piquet) (kɑːt). a sequence of four cards in the same suit
(fencing) (kart) a variant spelling of quarte
“one-fourth of a gallon,” early 14c., from Old French quarte “a fourth part” (13c.), from Latin quarta (pars), from fem. of quartus “the fourth,” related to quattuor “four,” from PIE root *kewtwor- (see four). Cf. Latin quartarius “fourth part,” also the name of a small liquid measure (the fourth part of a sextarius), which was about the same as an English pint.
Abbr. q., qt, qt.
[kwawr-tn] /ˈkwɔr tn/ adjective 1. (of a fever, ague, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur every fourth day, both days of consecutive occurrence being counted. noun 2. a quartan fever or ague. 3. quartan malaria. /ˈkwɔːtən/ adjective 1. (esp of a malarial fever) occurring every third day quartan quar·tan (kwôrt’n) adj. Recurring every fourth day, […]
- Quartan malaria
quartan malaria n. See malariae malaria.
[kahrt; French kart] /kɑrt; French kart/ noun, plural quartes [kahrts; French kart] /kɑrts; French kart/ (Show IPA). Fencing. 1. the fourth of eight defensive positions. /kart/ noun 1. the fourth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
[kwawr-ter] /ˈkwɔr tər/ noun 1. one of the four equal or equivalent parts into which anything is or may be divided: a quarter of an apple; a quarter of a book. 2. a fourth part, especially of one (¼). 3. one fourth of a U.S. or Canadian dollar, equivalent to 25 cents. 4. a coin […]