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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ They had previously been kept in an 80 gallon tank where the owner had rarely seen them.
▪ Mr. Novak placed them in a 35 gallon tank containing three large Echinodorus Sword plants and a great deal of driftwood.
▪ A 15 gallon tank is large enough for a pair of Discus.
▪ Above: A Lunula Butterfly is just one of the many inhabitants in Paul's 250 gallon tank.
▪ If I build a trickle filter, holding approximately 10 gallons, will I be able to increase my stocking level?
▪ A Your tank will hold around 120 gallons nett, depending on the design.
▪ The fry tank My fry tank holds a gallon of mature water from the parents' tank.
▪ Your tank will hold about 26 gallons nett.
▪ The tank holds 18 gallons of unleaded and 0-to-60 is achieved in a little under 10 seconds.
▪ a gallon of water
▪ A 34 gallon fuel tank was placed below the cabin floor.
▪ A friend of hers, who also owns an Insight, reports getting 75 to 80 miles per gallon.
▪ Believe me, it gets far more productivity to the gallon!
▪ Last Friday, heating oil futures rose 2. 3 percent a gallon in New York to 60. 64 cents.
▪ The flow of metal-contaminated water is now four million gallons a day, of which 3.3 million gallons are treated.
▪ This model is the 1000 suitable for tanks to 80 gallons or 1000 gallons ponds.
▪ Unleaded gasoline for February delivery fell 1. 83 cents to 58. 65 cents a gallon.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Imperial \Im*pe"ri*al\, a. [OE. emperial, OF. emperial, F. imp['e]rial, fr. L. imperialis, fr. imperium command, sovereignty, empire. See Empire.]

  1. Of or pertaining to an empire, or to an emperor; as, an imperial government; imperial authority or edict.

    The last That wore the imperial diadem of Rome.

  2. Belonging to, or suitable to, supreme authority, or one who wields it; royal; sovereign; supreme. ``The imperial democracy of Athens.''

    Who, as Ulysses says, opinion crowns With an imperial voice.

    To tame the proud, the fetter'd slave to free, These are imperial arts, and worthy thee.

    He sounds his imperial clarion along the whole line of battle.
    --E. Everett.

  3. Of superior or unusual size or excellence; as, imperial paper; imperial tea, etc.

    Imperial bushel, gallon, etc. See Bushel, Gallon, etc.

    Imperial chamber, the, the sovereign court of the old German empire.

    Imperial city, under the first German empire, a city having no head but the emperor.

    Imperial diet, an assembly of all the states of the German empire.

    Imperial drill. (Manuf.) See under 8th Drill.

    Imperial eagle. (Zo["o]l.) See Eagle.

    Imperial green. See Paris green, under Green.

    Imperial guard, the royal guard instituted by Napoleon I.

    Imperial weights and measures, the standards legalized by the British Parliament.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

English measure of capacity (containing four quarts), usually for liquids, late 13c., from Old North French galon, corresponding to Old French jalon, name of a liquid measure roughly equivalent to a modern gallon," which is related to (perhaps augmentative of) jale "bowl," from Medieval Latin or Vulgar Latin diminutive form galleta "bucket, pail," also "a measure of wine," a word of unknown origin, perhaps from Gaulish galla "vessel."


n. 1 A unit of volume, equivalent to eight pints 2 (context British Canadian English) exactly 4.54609 liters; an imperial gallon 3 (context US English) 231 cubic inches or approximately 3.785 liters for liquids (a "U.S. liquid '''gallon'''") 4 (context US English) one-eighth of a U.S. bushel or approximately 4.405 liters for dry goods (a "U.S. dry '''gallon'''"). 5 (context in the plural informal English) A large quantity (of any liquid).

  1. n. United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters [syn: gal]

  2. a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters [syn: Imperial gallon, congius]

Gallon (disambiguation)

A gallon is unit of measurement for volume

Gallon may refer to:

  • Gallon (Scots), unit of measurement
  • Wine gallon, unit of measurement
  • Gallon (surname)
  • Gallon, aka Jon Talbain, a fictional character from the video game series Darkstalkers
Gallon (Scots)

The Scots gallon was a Scottish unit of measurement of liquids that was in use from at least 1661 (possibly 15th century) until the mid 19th century. It was approximately three times larger than the Imperial gallon that was adopted in 1824.

  • A gallon is made up of eight Jougs or Scots pints.
  • A gallon is made up of sixteen chopins.
  • A Scots gallon is equivalent to 13.568 litres
Gallon (surname)

Gallon is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Dennis P. Gallon, American academic
  • Gary Gallon (1945–2003), Canadian environmental activist
  • Johan Gallon (born 1978), French footballer
  • Thomas Gallon (1886–?), Canadian track and field athlete

The gallon is a unit of measurement for liquid capacity in both the US customary units and the British imperial systems of measurement. Three significantly different sizes are in current use: the imperial gallon defined as litres, which is used in the United Kingdom, Canada, and some Caribbean nations; the US gallon defined as , which is used in the US and some Latin American and Caribbean countries; and the least-used US dry gallon defined as .

While there is no official symbol for the gallon (as there are for SI units), gal is in common use.

Usage examples of "gallon".

He drank a gallon of hot black coffee while Toby cooked him up some boiled beefcakes and waffles, with blueberries on the side.

People whispered that he drank to excess, and folks liked to repeat the Paul Bunyanesque tale that he kept a Prussian orderly near him at all times, toting a gallon drum of whiskey so Colonel Evans could have a swig anytime he wanted.

An oiler would pump across the thousands of gallons of fuel for the ship and her aircraft while helicopters would sling-load hundreds of pallets of bombs and food and the myriad of other items that kept a floating city like the Shilo able to carryout her tasks.

The Bubble possessed a trio of water desalinization plants that turned out more than ten billion gallons of fresh water every twenty-four hours, barely enough to satisfy the ever-increasing needs of Mexico, the islands, and the eastern seaboard of the United States.

On the patio was a barbeque pit made from a fifty-five gallon drum slit endways with a torch and set in a welded iron frame.

One or two grains of the permanganate of potassium will render wholesome a gallon of water containing animal impurities.

We have material, and manpower, gallons of crew-brain-swarms, software, hardware, greenware, wetware, smallware, largeware, sumware, and noware, all waiting now to merge with you.

The arithmetic of kilometers and liters against miles and gallons was too much for him while concentrating on the road.

The other one must have a hundred gallons of salt water in it, and Nav is right.

The Gaff and Slasher to look up the stairs and see that fool of a boy pinned to the wall with his neck half-wrung, but all I wanted to deal with then was a gallon of my own red ale, and this was one plaguey annoyance too many.

Romeo let me have a small glass of the red wine he served from a gallon jug.

Visitors to my kitchen often ask about the gallon jar of them I keep among my soy sauces, rice wines, and Asian vinegars.

The collection was impressive, shelves filled with growing layers of gallon, quart, and pint tins, all with the newly upgraded Smithson Sugarhouse label on the front.

She dodged past fifty-five gallon drums of carbon tetrachloride and dimethyl sulfate and burst through the rear door of the shop into an alley.

Together, the three planes could douse nearly twelve acres of the surface with the Ulva solution, dropping more than twenty-one thousand gallons of the displaced seawater onto the site in less than a minute.