noun a unit of liquid or dry capacity equal to one eighth of a gallon, in Britain equal to 0.568 litre and in the US equal to 0.473 litre (for liquid measure) or 0.551 litre (for dry measure).
Brit. informal a pint of beer.
ME: from OFr. pinte, of unknown origin.

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  • Pint — 〈[ paınt] n.; s, od. s; Abk.: pt〉 engl. u. nordamerikan. Flüssigkeitsmaß, 0,5 l ● ein Pint Cider bestellen [→ Pinte] * * * 1Pint [pa̮int ], das; s, s [engl. pint < (a)frz. pinte < mlat. pin(c)ta, zu lat. pictum, 2. Part. von: pingere =… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • pint — S2 [paınt] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: pinte, from Medieval Latin pincta, from Latin, past participle of pingere to paint ; probably because a mark was painted on a bottle to show how much it contained] 1.) written abbreviation pt a …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Pint — Glas (Großbritannien) mit Bier. Die Pinte (bzw. das Pint, cf. französisch la pinte) ist ein altes Raummaß sowohl für Flüssigkeiten als auch – besonders im angelsächsischen Raum – für Trockenmaße. Sie entspricht in den alten Maßsystemen zumeist –… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pint — [pīnt] n. [ME pynte < MFr pinte < ML pinta, prob. < VL * pincta, for L picta, fem. pp. of pingere, to PAINT: orig. prob. a spot marking the level in a measure] 1. a) a unit of liquid measure, equal to 1/ 2 of a liquid quart or 16 fluid… …   English World dictionary

  • Pint — Pint, n. [OE. pinte, F. pinte, fr. Sp. pinta spot, mark, pint, fr. pintar to paint; a mark for a pint prob. having been made on or in a larger measure. See {Paint}.] A measure of capacity, equal to half a quart, or four gills, used in liquid and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pint — [ paınt ] noun count * 1. ) a unit for measuring liquid. In the U.K. a pint is equal to 0.57 liters and in the U.S. it is equal to 0.48 liters: two pints of milk 2. ) BRITISH INFORMAL a pint of beer pull pints to work in a bar serving drinks …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pint — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. pinte (13c.), from V.L. *pincta (Cf. O.Prov., Sp., It. pinta), perhaps ultimately from L. picta painted, fem. pp. of pingere (see PAINT (Cf. paint)), on notion of a painted mark on a vessel indicating this measure. Used …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pint — Pint, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The laughing gull. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pint — s. m. unitate anglo saxonă de măsură pentru capacităţi, egală cu 0,568 l în Marea Britanie şi 1,136 l în Canada. (< engl. pint) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Pint — [paint] das; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. pint, dies über (alt)fr. pinte aus mlat. pin(c)ta, dies wohl über das Vulgärlat. zu lat. pictum, Part. Perf. (Neutrum) von pingere »malen«, also eigtl. »gemalte Linie des Eichstriches«> engl. u.… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Pint — [Wichtig (Rating 3200 5600)] Bsp.: • Ein Pint Lager für mich, Ted …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

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