- 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.
- a unit of liquid measure of capacity equal to one eighth of a gallon. 1 Brit pint is equal to 0.568 litre, 1 US pint to 0.473 litre
- a unit of dry measure of capacity equal to one half of a quart. 1 US dry pint is equal to one sixty-fourth of a US bushel or 0.5506 litre
- a measure having such a capacity
- British informal
- a pint of beer
- a drink of beerhe’s gone out for a pint
n.mid-14c., from Old French pinte “liquid measure, pint” (13c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *pincta (source of Old Provençal, Spanish, Italian pinta), altered from Latin picta “painted,” fem. past participle of pingere “to paint” (see paint (v.)), on notion of a painted mark on a vessel indicating this measure. Used elliptically for “pint of ale” (or beer) from 1742. Pint-sized “small” (especially in reference to children) is recorded from 1938. n.
- A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in liquid measure, equal to 16 fluid ounces, 28.875 cubic inches, or .473 liter.
- A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in dry measure, equal to 12 quart or 0.551liter.
- A unit of liquid volume or capacity in the US Customary System, equal to 16 fluid ounces or 28.88 cubic inches (about 0.47 liter).
- A unit of dry volume or capacity used in the US Customary System, equal to 12 of a quart or 34.6 cubic inches (about 0.55 liter). See Table at measurement.