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li·tre

 (lē′tər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of liter.

litre

(ˈliːtə) or

liter

n
1. (Units) one cubic decimetre
2. (Units) (formerly) the volume occupied by 1 kilogram of pure water at 4°C and 760 millimetres of mercury. This is equivalent to 1.000028 cubic decimetres or about 1.76 pints
[C19: from French, from Medieval Latin litra, from Greek: a unit of weight]

li•ter

(ˈli tər)

n.
a unit of liquid capacity equal to the volume of one kilogram of distilled water at 4°C and equivalent to 1.0567 U.S. liquid quarts. Abbr.: l
[1800–10; < French litre, back formation from litron an old measure of capacity, derivative of Medieval Latin litra < Greek lítra pound]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.litre - a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditionslitre - a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)
metric capacity unit - a capacity unit defined in metric terms
deciliter, decilitre, dl - a metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a liter
dal, decaliter, decalitre, dekaliter, dekalitre, dkl - a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters
Translations
لِتْرلِتْرٌ
litr
liter
litro
litra
litra
liter
líter
リットル
리터
litras
litrs
liter
liter
liter
หน่วยวัดปริมาณ ๑ ลิตร
lít

litre

liter (US) [ˈliːtəʳ] Nlitro m

litre

[ˈliːtər] liter (US) nlitre m

litre

, (US) liter
nLiter m or nt

litre

[ˈliːtəʳ] nlitro

litre

(ˈliːtə(r)) (American) liter (ˈliːtə) noun
a measure of (usually liquid) capacity. a litre of wine.

litre

لِتْرٌ litr liter Liter λίτρο litro litra litre litra litro リットル 리터 liter liter litr litro литр liter หน่วยวัดปริมาณ ๑ ลิตร litre lít
References in classic literature ?
A litre of gunpowder weighs about two pounds; during combustion it produces 400 litres of gas.
In this way the shot will have more than 700 feet of bore to traverse under a force of 6,000,000,000 litres of gas before taking its flight toward the moon."
Third, that the charge should contain 400,000 pounds of gun-cotton, which, giving out six billions of litres of gas in rear of the projectile, would easily carry it toward the orb of night.
"Now, I add this small quantity of blood to a litre of water.
Also, 212.80 million litres of aviation turbine kerosene (ATK), and 162.37 million litres of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) were imported into the country during the same period.
The police unearthed the distillery he was running at home and recovered 10 litres of liquor from his possession.
PFA Director General Noorul Amin Mengal said the public was consuming thousands of litres of milk in Punjab on a daily basis.
The PFA wasted 10,000 litres in Rawalpindi, 730 litres in Jhang, 169 litres in Toba Take Singh, 3,010 litres in Gujranwala, 565 litres in Sialkot, 10,020 litres in Gujrat, 1,085 litres in Bahawalpur,