HyperDic: gallon

English > 2 senses of the word gallon:
NOUNquantitygallon, galUnited States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters
quantitygallon, Imperial gallon, congiusa British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
gallon > pronunciation
Soundsgae'lahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > gallon: 2 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningUnited States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters.
Synonymgal
Part ofbarrel, bblAny of various units of capacity
PartsquartA United States liquid unit equal to 32 fluid ounces
BroaderUnited States liquid unitA liquid unit officially adopted in the United States Customary System
Spanishgalón
Catalangaló
English > gallon: 2 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningA British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters.
SynonymsImperial gallon, congius
Part ofbarrel, bblAny of various units of capacity
bushelA British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks
firkinA British unit of capacity equal to 9 imperial gallons
PartsquartA British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 pints or 1.136 liters
BroaderBritish capacity unit, Imperial capacity unitA unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System
Spanishcongius, galón
Catalancongius, galó

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