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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gallon  \Gal"lon\,  n.  [OF  galon,  jalon,  LL  galo,  galona,  fr 
  galum  a  liquid  measure;  cf  F.  jale  large  bowl.  Cf  {Gill}  a 
  measure.] 
  A  measure  of  capacity,  containing  four  quarts;  --  used  for 
  the  most  part  in  liquid  measure,  but  sometimes  in  dry 
  measure. 
 
  Note:  The  standart  gallon  of  the  Unites  States  contains  231 
  cubic  inches,  or  8.3389  pounds  avoirdupois  of  distilled 
  water  at  its  maximum  density,  and  with  the  barometer  at 
  30  inches.  This  is  almost  exactly  equivalent  to  a 
  cylinder  of  seven  inches  in  diameter  and  six  inches  in 
  height,  and  is  the  same  as  the  old  English  wine  gallon. 
  The  beer  gallon,  now  little  used  in  the  United  States, 
  contains  282  cubic  inches.  The  English  imperial  gallon 
  contains  10  pounds  avoirdupois  of  distilled  water  at 
  62?  of  Fahrenheit,  and  barometer  at  30  inches,  equal  to 
  277.274  cubic  inches. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Belonging  to  or  suitable  to  supreme  authority,  or  one 
  who  wields  it  royal;  sovereign;  supreme.  ``The  imperial 
  democracy  of  Athens.''  --Mitford. 
 
  Who  as  Ulysses  says,  opinion  crowns  With  an 
  imperial  voice.  --Shak. 
 
  To  tame  the  proud,  the  fetter'd  slave  to  free  These 
  are  imperial  arts,  and  worthy  thee.  --Dryden. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gallon 
  n  1:  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}] 




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