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pint

  

      n  
1    a unit of liquid measure of capacity equal to one eighth of a gallon. 1 Brit. pint is equal to 0.568 litre, 1 U.S. pint to 0.473 litre  
2    a unit of dry measure of capacity equal to one half of a quart. 1 U.S. dry pint is equal to one sixty-fourth of a U.S. bushel or 0.5506 litre  
3    a measure having such a capacity  
4      (Brit)  
informal  
a    a pint of beer  
b    a drink of beer  
he's gone out for a pint     
     (C14: from Old French pinte, of uncertain origin; perhaps from Medieval Latin pincta marks used in measuring liquids, ultimately from Latin pingere to paint; compare Middle Low German, Middle Dutch pinte)  


pint-size   , pint-sized  
      adj  
Informal   very small; tiny  
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pint

  
  
ale, beer, jar     (Brit. informal)   jug     (Brit. informal)  


pint-size     
diminutive, little, midget, miniature, pocket, pygmy or pigmy, small, teensy-weensy, teeny-weeny, tiny, wee  

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Pinta, pinto, pin, paint

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