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Introduction to Pint

A pint is a unit of volume or capacity in both the imperial and United States customary measurement systems. The symbol 'pt' is used to represent a pint. In both systems, a pint is traditionally about ⅛ of a gallon. The British Pint is about ⅕ larger than American Pint as both the systems are defined differently.

In the British system, the units for the dry and liquid measure are similar, the single British pint is equivalent to 34.68 cubic inches (568.26 cubic cm) or one- eight gallon. In the United States, the unit for dry systems is slightly different from liquid measures. A U.S. dry pint is 33.46 cubic inches (550.6 cubic cm), while a liquid pint is 20.9 cubic inches (473.2 cubic cm). In each system, two cups (unit of volume in the British Imperial and United States Customary systems of measurement) makes a pint, and two pints equals a quart (a unit of capacity in the United States Customary systems of measurement and the British Imperial).

What is an Example of 1 Pint?

A pint is equivalent to 2 cups (for example, a large glass of milk).

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The value of 1 Pint = 2 Cups = 16 Fluid Ounces.

A unit quart (qt) is used in place of a pint for measuring many cups of liquid together.

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The value of 1 quart (qt) is similar to 4 cups or 2 pints.

The Value of 1 Quart = 2 Pint = 4 Cups = 32 Fluid Ounces

If we still need to measure more liquid, then we can use the unit gallon in place of quat(qt).

1 Gallon =  8 Pints = 16 Cups = 4 Quarts

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Gallon is the largest measurement of liquid.

Note: A Quart is a Quarter of a Gallon.

Pint of Water

The value of 1 US fluid pint of water weighs about a pound (16 ounces). This gives rise to a renowned statement, A pints, a pound, the world around. The measure of US pint of water is approximately around 1.04318 pounds, and this statement does not hold throughout the world.

It is due to the imperial pint which was also the standard measure in New Zealand, Australia, Malaya, India, and other British colonies weighs 1.2528 pounds, which gives rise to a popular statement for the imperial pint “ a pint of water that is pure weighs a quarter and a pound).

What is Half Pint?

Half-pint or half a pint is equivalent to 8 fluid ounces (1 cup) or 16 tablespoons (0.2 litres).

A 375 ml of pint in the US and the Canadian maritime provinces is sometimes referred to as a pint, and a  200 ml bottle is known as half a pint, looking back to the days when liquor came in US pints, fifths, quartz,  and gallon.

A standard 250 ml of beer in France is known as un demi (" a half"), originally meaning half a pint.

Imperial Pint

The value of an imperial pint is equivalent to one - eight imperial gallons.

The Value of 1 Imperial Pint equals to

= ⅛ Imperial Gallon

= ½ Imperial Quart

= 4 Imperial Gills

= 20 Imperial Fluid Ounces

= 568.26125 millilitres exactly

≈ 34.677429099 cubic inches

≈ 1.0320567435 US dry pint

≈ 1.2009499255 US liquid pint

≈ 19.215198881 US fluid ounces

≈ The volume of 20 oz (567 g) of water at 62.F (16.7 C).

US Liquid Pint

1 US Liquid Pint is equals to

= ⅛ US liquid Gallon

= ½ US liquid quart

= 2 US cups

= 4 US fluid gills

= 16 US fluid ounces

= 128 US fluid drams

= 28.875 cubic inches (exactly)

= 473.176473 milliliters ( exactly)

≈ 0.83267418463 imperial pints

≈ 0.85936700738 US dry pints

≈16.65348369 imperial fluid ounces

≈The volume of 1.041 lb (472 g) of water at 62° F ( 16.7° C)

US Dry Pint

In the US, the dry pint is equal to a sixty-fourth of a bushel

1 US dry Pint is equals to

= 0.015625 US bushels 

= 0.125 US Pack

= 0.5 US Dry gallon

= 33.6003125 US dry quarts

≈ 550.6104713575

≈ 0.96893897192092

≈ 1.1636471861472 US pints

Facts to Remember

  • One pint is equivalent to one-eighth of a gallon and half of a quart.

  • One Pint is equal to 2 cups or 16 ounces.

  • 2 Pint is equal to 1 Quart.

  • 8 Pint is equal to 1 gallon.


1. Convert 20 pt (US) to cups (US).


The value of 1 pt (US) = 2 cup (US)

The value of 1 cup (US) = 0.5 PT (US)


20 pt (US) = 20 × 2 cup (US) = 40 cup (US).

2. Convert 20 pt (US) to Gallons (US).


The value of 1 pt (US) = 0.125 gal (US)

The value of 1gal (US) = 8 pt (US)


20 pt (US) = 20 0.125 gal (US) = 1.875 gal (US).

FAQs on Pint

1. How Much is One Pint?

Ans: In the US, one pint is equal to 16 fluid ounces or 473 ml.

In the UK, one pint is equal to 20 fluid ounces or 573 ml.

2. How Many Cups Make One Pint?

Ans: A Cup is a unit of measurement of volume in the British Imperial and United States customary system of measurement.

If we remember, 

1 cup = 8 ounces

2 cup = 16 ounces or one pint

Generally, 2 cups make one pint. However, depending on the ingredient it may change. For example, 1 pint of blueberries = 12 ounces ( dry) or 2 cups, whereas one pint of sour cream or 1 pint of ice cream is equivalent to 2 cups.

3. How to Convert Litre Measurement into Pint Measurement?

Ans: To convert litre measurement into pint measurement, multiply the volume by the conversion ratio. The value of one litre is equivalent to 2.113376. Hence, the simple formula given below can be used to convert litres into the measurement.

Pint = Liter × 2.113376