gallon

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From Old Northern French galun, galon (liquid measure) (compare Old French jalon), from Late Latin galum, galus (measure of wine), from Vulgar Latin *galla (vessel), possibly from Gaulish, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kel-, *kol- (goblet). Cognate with Ancient Greek κύλιξ (kúliks, cup), Sanskrit कलश (kalaśa, jar, pitcher; measure of liquid). Related to Old French gille (wine measure) (from Medieval Latin gillo (earthenware jar)), Old French jale (bowl), Old French jaloie (measure of capacity).

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gallon (plural gallons)

  1. A unit of volume, equivalent to eight pints
  2. (UK, Canada) exactly 4.54609 liters; an imperial gallon
  3. (US) 231 cubic inches or approximately 3.785 liters for liquids (a "U.S. liquid gallon")
  4. (US) one-eighth of a U.S. bushel or approximately 4.405 liters for dry goods (a "U.S. dry gallon").
  5. (in the plural, informal) A large quantity (of any liquid).
    The pipe burst and gallons of water flooded into the kitchen.

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From Old Northern French galon, ultimately from Medieval Latin galleta.

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gallon m (plural gallons)

  1. gallon

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gallon

  1. gallon (a unit of volume).
gallon benzin 3 dollarğa citsä = if gallon of gasoline reach 3 dollars [1].

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