Category: Units of volume

Tun (unit)
The tun (Old English: tunne, Latin: tunellus, Medieval Latin: tunna) is an English unit of liquid volume (not weight), used for measuring wine, oil or honey. Typically a large vat or vessel, most ofte
Chopin (unit)
The chopin was a Scottish measurement of volume, usually for fluids, that was in use from at least 1661, though possibly 15th century, until the mid 19th century. The measurement was derived from the
The hoppus cubic foot (or ‘hoppus cube’ or ‘h cu ft’) was the standard volume measurement used for timber in the British Empire and countries in the British sphere of influence before the introduction
Cubic foot
The cubic foot (symbol ft3 or cu ft) is an imperial and US customary (non-metric) unit of volume, used in the United States and the United Kingdom. It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of
A toise (French pronunciation: ​[twaz]; symbol: T) is a unit of measure for length, area and volume originating in pre-revolutionary France. In North America, it was used in colonial French establishm
A tablespoon (tbsp. , Tbsp. , Tb. , or T.) is a large spoon. In many English-speaking regions, the term now refers to a large spoon used for serving; however, in some regions, it is the largest type o
Coomb (unit)
A coomb is a measure of volume. Its exact original details are not known. In 13th century England it was defined as 4 bushels (~140 L). It was in use in Norfolk as a dry measure: "Ben sold my Wheat to
Moio (unit)
Moio, older spelling moyo, also as mojo, from the Latin "modius", was a metrological term used for grain and liquid in Galicia, Portugal and its colonies. In ancient Rome, the moio ("modius") was a me
Cubic metre
The cubic metre (in Commonwealth English and international spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures) or cubic meter (in American English) is the unit of volume in the Inter
Measuring cup
A measuring cup is a kitchen utensil used primarily to measure the volume of liquid or bulk solid cooking ingredients such as flour and sugar, especially for volumes from about 50 mL (2 fl oz) upwards
Cord (unit)
The cord is a unit of measure of dry volume used to measure firewood and pulpwood in the United States and Canada. A cord is the amount of wood that, when "racked and well stowed" (arranged so pieces
A chungah is an obsolete unit of volume used in India, approximately equal to 1/6 of an imperial gallon (0.758 litres). After metrication in the mid-20th century the unit became obsolete.
Board foot
The board foot or board-foot is a unit of measurement for the volume of lumber in the United States and Canada. It equals the volume of a one-foot (305 mm) length of a board, one foot wide and one inc
Cup (unit)
The cup is a cooking measure of volume, commonly associated with cooking and serving sizes. In the US, it is traditionally equal to one-half US pint (236.6 ml). Because actual drinking cups may differ
Peg (unit)
A peg is a unit of volume, typically used to measure amounts of liquor in the Indian subcontinent. Informally, a peg is an undefined measure of any alcoholic drink poured in a glass. The terms "large
Stack (unit)
Stack was a US unit of volume for stacked firewood. Symbol for the unit was stk.
The gallon is a unit of volume in imperial units and United States customary units. Three different versions are in current use: * the imperial gallon (imp gal), defined as 4.54609 litres, which is o
Firkin (unit)
A firkin is a unit of volume or mass used in several situations. Its etymology is likely to be from the Middle English ferdekyn, probably from the Middle Dutch diminutive of vierde 'fourth' (a firkin
Dry measure
Dry measures are units of volume to measure bulk commodities that are not fluids and that were typically shipped and sold in standardized containers such as barrels. They have largely been replaced by
The litre (international spelling) or liter (American English spelling) (SI symbols L and l, other symbol used: ℓ) is a metric unit of volume. It is equal to 1 cubic decimetre (dm3), 1000 cubic centim
Omer (unit)
The omer (Hebrew: עֹ֫מֶר ‘ōmer) is an ancient Israelite unit of dry measure used in the era of the Temple in Jerusalem. It is used in the Bible as an ancient unit of volume for grains and dry commodit
Kubni hvat
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In classical antiquity, the cotyla or cotyle (from Ancient Greek κοτύλη (kotúlē) 'cup, bowl') was a measure of capacity among the Greeks and Romans: by the former it was also called hemina; by the lat
Standard drink
A standard drink is a measure of alcohol consumption representing a hypothetical beverage which contains a fixed amount of pure alcohol. A standard drink varies in volume depending on the alcohol conc
Amphora (unit)
An amphora (/ˈæmfərə/; Ancient Greek: ἀμφορεύς was the unit of measurement of volume in the Greco-Roman era. The term amphora comes from ancient Greece where people used a tall jar looking container w
Cubic centimetre
A cubic centimetre (or cubic centimeter in US English) (SI unit symbol: cm3; non-SI abbreviations: cc and ccm) is a commonly used unit of volume that corresponds to the volume of a cube that measures
Cubic ton
The cubic ton is a measure of volume. It is considered obsolete in the United Kingdom and is now used primarily in the United States.
Tierce (unit)
The tierce (also terse) is both an archaic volume unit of measure of goods and the name of the cask of that size. The most common definitions are either one-third of a pipe or forty-two gallons. In th
On Weights and Measures
On Weights and Measures is a historical, lexical, metrological, and geographical treatise compiled in 392 AD in Constantia by Epiphanius of Salamis (c. 315–403). The greater part of the work is devote
Akhmim wooden tablets
The Akhmim wooden tablets, also known as the Cairo wooden tablets (Cairo Cat. 25367 and 25368), are two wooden writing tablets from ancient Egypt, solving arithmetical problems. They each measure arou
Tmcft, (Tmc ft), (TMC), (tmc), is the abbreviation of thousand million cubic feet (1,000,000,000 = 109 = 1 billion), commonly used in India in reference to volume of water in a reservoir or river flow
Quarter (unit)
The quarter (lit. "one-fourth") was used as the name of several distinct English units based on ¼ sizes of some base unit. The "quarter of London" mentioned by Magna Carta as the national standard mea
Rehoboam (unit)
Rehoboam (French name: réhoboam) was a UK bottle size for wine and champagne. Also refer Wine bottle sizes.
The joug or scottish pint (Scottish Gaelic: pinnt) was a Scottish unit of liquid volume measurement that was in use from at least 1661 – possibly as early as the 15th century – until the early 19th ce
Scruple (unit)
The scruple (℈) is a small unit in the apothecaries' system, derived from the old Roman scrupulum (lit. 'small pebble') unit (scrupulus/scrupulum).
English brewery cask units
Capacities of brewery casks were formerly measured and standardised according to a specific system of English units. The system was originally based on the ale gallon of 282 cubic inches (4.62 L; 1.22
Patiala peg
The Patiala peg is a peg of whisky in which the amount is decided based on the height between the top of the index and base of the little fingers when held parallel to one another, against the side of
Puncheon (unit)
The puncheon was a British unit for beer, wines and spirits. It was also an American unit of capacity for wine.
Fifth (unit)
A fifth is a unit of volume formerly used for wine and distilled beverages in the United States, equal to one fifth of a US liquid gallon, or 25+3⁄5 U.S. fluid ounces (757 milliliters); it has been su
Ge (unit)
The ge is a traditional Chinese unit of volume equal to 1/10 sheng. Its Korean equivalent is the hob or hop and its Japanese equivalent is the gō.
Stauf (measuring unit)
The German word Stauf was used in the Middle Ages up to the beginning of the modern times to indicate a measure of capacity for liquids, which adhered to variable volumes in diverse regions and differ
Anker (unit)
An Anker (usually anglicized as Anchor) was a Dutch unit of capacity for wine or brandy equal to 10 US gallons that was used as a standard liquid measurement. It was most commonly used in Colonial tim
Wey (unit)
The wey or weight (Old English: ƿæᵹe, waege, lit. "weight") was an English unit of weight and dry volume by at least 900 AD, when it begins to be mentioned in surviving legal codes.
The fanega or Spanish bushel was an old measure of dry capacity in Spanish-speaking countries. It was generally used in an agricultural context to measure quantities of grain. The measure varied great
Drop (unit)
The drop is an approximated unit of measure of volume, the amount dispensed as one drop from a dropper or drip chamber. It is often used in giving quantities of liquid drugs to patients, and occasiona
Canada (unit)
The canada (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐˈnaðɐ]) was the unit of liquid volume of the ancient Portuguese measurement system. It was used in Portugal, Brazil and other parts of the Portuguese Empire un
The hekat or heqat (transcribed HqA.t) was an ancient Egyptian volume unit used to measure grain, bread, and beer. It equals 4.8 litres, or about 1.056 imperial gallons, in today's measurements.
Pau (unit)
A pau was a customary unit of capacity used in Brunei, Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak. A pau was 2 imperial gills (approximately 0.284 liters or 0.600 US pints).
A hogshead (abbreviated "hhd", plural "hhds") is a large cask of liquid (or, less often, of a food commodity). More specifically, it refers to a specified volume, measured in either imperial or US cus
Dry gallon
The dry gallon, also known as the corn gallon or grain gallon, is a historic British dry measure of volume that was used to measure grain and other dry commodities and whose earliest recorded official
Lambda (unit)
Lambda (written λ, in lowercase) is a non-SI unit of volume equal to 10−9 m3, 1 cubic millimetre (mm3) or 1 microlitre (μL). Introduced by the BIPM in 1880, the lambda has been used in chemistry and i
Butt (unit)
The butt is an obsolete English measure of liquid volume equalling two hogsheads, being between 450 and 1,060 litres (99 and 233 imp gal; 120 and 280 US gal) by various definitions.
Homer (unit)
A homer (Hebrew: חמר ḥămōr, plural חמרם ḥomārim; also כּר kōr) is a biblical unit of volume used for liquids and dry goods. One homer is equal to 10 baths, or what was also equivalent to 30 seahs; eac
A garce is an obsolete unit of measurement. In India, a garce was a unit of dry volume approximately equal to 5,244 litres (149 US bushels). In Sri Lanka, it was approximately 5,084.8 litres (144.2944
A forpet, lippie or lippy was a Scottish unit of dry measure equal to a quarter or fourth-part of a peck. A lippie was so called because a leap was a traditional name for a basket in Scotland.
The koku (石) is a Chinese-based Japanese unit of volume. 1 koku is equivalent to 10 (斗) or approximately 180 litres (40 imp gal; 48 US gal), or about 150 kilograms (330 lb). It converts, in turn, to 1
A puddee is an obsolete unit of dry volume used in Chennai (formerly Madras) in southern India. It was approximately equal to 2.89 imperial pints (1.591264 litres). Later it was standardised it to 100
Cavan (unit)
Cavan, sometimes spelled Caban or Kaban) is Filipino unit of mass and also a unit of volume or dry measure.
The pint (/ˈpaɪnt/, ; symbol pt, sometimes abbreviated as p) is a unit of volume or capacity in both the imperial and United States customary measurement systems. In both of those systems it is tradit
The acre-foot is a non-SI unit of volume equal to about 1,233 m3 commonly used in the United States in reference to large-scale water resources, such as reservoirs, aqueducts, canals, sewer flow capac
Minim (unit)
The minim (abbreviated min, ♏︎ or ♍︎) is a unit of volume in both the imperial and U.S. customary systems of measurement. Specifically it is 1⁄60 of a fluid drachm or 1⁄480 of a fluid ounce. The minim
Schilling (unit)
As well as being the name of a coin, the Schilling was an historical unit in three areas of measurement: numbers, volume and weight. It can be regarded as a European measure, because it was used in Bo
A peck is an imperial and United States customary unit of dry volume, equivalent to 2 dry gallons or 8 dry quarts or 16 dry pints. An imperial peck is equivalent to 9.09 liters and a US customary peck
A teaspoon (tsp.) is an item of cutlery. It is a small spoon that can be used to stir a cup of tea or coffee, or as a tool for measuring volume. The size of teaspoons ranges from about 2.5 to 7.3 mL (
Disambiguation: a "mutchkin" can also refer a close-fitting Scottish cap. The mutchkin (Scottish Gaelic: mùisgein) was a Scottish unit of liquid volume measurement that was in use from at least 1661 (
A metretes was an ancient Greek unit of liquid measurement, equivalent to 39.3 liters.
Dram (unit)
The dram (alternative British spelling drachm; apothecary symbol ʒ or ℨ; abbreviated dr) is a unit of mass in the avoirdupois system, and both a unit of mass and a unit of volume in the apothecaries'
Shipping ton
A shipping ton, freight ton, measurement ton or ocean ton is a measure of volume used for shipments of freight in large vehicles, trains or ships. In the USA, it is equivalent to 40 cubic feet (1.1 m3
Cubic fathom
A cubic fathom or intaken piled fathom (IPF) was a measure of volume used for the shipment of pit props. A fathom was six feet and so this was equivalent to 216 cubic feet.
The almude is an obsolete Portuguese unit of measurement of volume used in Portugal, Brazil and other parts of the Portuguese Empire. Etymologically, it derives from the Arabic al-mudd, and ultimately
Sa (Islamic measure)
The Sāʿ (Arabic: ص‍َاعًا and صَ‍ۡع in spelling, and sa'e in the Latin alphabet, literally: "one") is an ancient measurement of volume from the Islamic world, with cultural and religious significance.
Moy (salt)
A moy was a measure for salt, used in British colonial North America. It amounted to about 15 bushels. It likely derives from the Portuguese moio and the trade in salt between North America and the Az
Octave (unit)
Octave is a British unit of volume used for measuring whisky. It is approximately 16 gallons.
The firlot was a dry measure used in Scotland. For centuries it was the primary measure for all grains sold in the country. In the Scottish system a firlot was equal to 4 pecks, and the was equal to 4
Gallon (Scots)
The Scots gallon (Scottish Gaelic: galan) was a unit of liquid volume measurement that was in use in Scotland from at least 1661 – and possibly as early as the 15th century – until the late 19th centu
Keel (unit)
Keel was a unit used to measure coal in the northeast of England, being the quantity of coal carried by a keelboat on the Tyne and Wear rivers. In 1750 it was said to be equal to 8 Newcastle chaldrons
The almud is a unit of measurement of volume used in France, Spain and in parts of the Americas that were colonized by each country. The word comes from the Arabic al-múdd." The exact value of the alm
Cubic mile
A cubic mile (abbreviation: cu mi or mi3) is an imperial and US customary (non-SI non-metric) unit of volume, used in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. It is defined as the volume of a
Ser (unit)
A ser is an obsolete unit of dry volume in India. In 1871 it was defined as being exactly 1 litre. After metrication in the mid-20th century, the unit became obsolete. It was the unit in pre-modern In
Unit of volume
A unit of volume is a unit of measurement for measuring volume or capacity, the extent of an object or space in three dimensions. Units of capacity may be used to specify the volume of fluids or bulk
Aum (unit)
Aum was a UK unit for hock; it was between 30 and 32 gallons. It is analogous to the Dutch measure of the same name.
Finger tip unit
In medicine, a finger tip unit (FTU) is defined as the amount of ointment, cream or other semi-solid dosage form expressed from a tube with a 5 mm diameter nozzle, applied from the distal skin-crease
Cubic yard
A cubic yard (symbol yd3) is an Imperial / U.S. customary (non-SI non-metric) unit of volume, used in Canada and the United States. It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of 1 yard (3 feet,
The quart (symbol: qt) is an English unit of volume equal to a quarter gallon. Three kinds of quarts are currently used: the liquid quart and dry quart of the US customary system and the imperial quar
Kezayit, k'zayit, or kezayis (Hebrew: כְּזַיִת) is a Talmudic unit of volume approximately equal to the size of an average olive. The word itself literally means "like an olive." The rabbis differ on
Masu (measurement)
A masu (枡 ("square") or 升 ("measure")) was originally a square wooden box used to measure rice in Japan during the feudal period. In 1885 Japan signed the Convention du Mètre and in 1886 converted all
Wine gallon
A wine gallon is a unit of capacity that was used routinely in England as far back as the 14th century, and by statute under Queen Anne since 1707. Britain abandoned the wine gallon in 1826 when it ad
Pinch (unit)
A pinch is a small, indefinite amount of a substance, typically a powder like salt, sugar, spice, or snuff. It is the "amount that can be taken between the thumb and forefinger". Some manufacturers of
Bag (unit)
Bags have been used as standard measures for a variety of commodities which were actually supplied in bags or sacks. These include: * Cement is commonly sold in bags of 94 pounds weight, because this
Whey (unit)
Whey is a unit of weight for butter and cheese.
Standard (timber unit)
A standard or standard hundred was a measure of timber used in trade. The standard varied in number, size and composition from country to country so the term is usually proceeded by the region or port
Kile (unit)
The kile (Ottoman Turkish: كيله) was an Ottoman unit of volume similar to a bushel, like other dry measures also often defined as a specific weight of a particular commodity. Its value varied widely b
Deal (unit)
Deal was an archaic UK and US unit of volume used to measure wood. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, a deal originally referred to a wooden board between 12 and 14 feet long that was traded a
An adowlie (also adholee, adholy, adowly) is an obsolete unit of dry volume and mass formerly used in western India a standard measurement for grain and salt. * As a dry measure for salt, it equalled
Dessert spoon
A dessert spoon is a spoon designed specifically for eating dessert and sometimes used for soup or cereals. Similar in size to a soup spoon (intermediate between a teaspoon and a tablespoon) but with
Barrel (unit)
A barrel is one of several units of volume applied in various contexts; there are dry barrels, fluid barrels (such as the U.K. beer barrel and U.S. beer barrel), oil barrels, and so forth. For histori
Maß (pronounced [ˈmaːs]) or Mass (Swiss spelling, elsewhere used for dialectal [ˈmas]) is the German word describing the amount of beer in a regulation mug, in modern times exactly 1 litre (33.8 US fl
Ton is the name of any one of several units of measure. It has a long history and has acquired several meanings and uses. Mainly it describes units of weight. Confusion can arise because ton can mean
Measuring spoon
A measuring spoon is a spoon used to measure an amount of an ingredient, either liquid or dry, when cooking. Measuring spoons may be made of plastic, metal, and other materials. They are available in
The nipperkin is a unit of measurement of volume, equal to one-half of a quarter-gill, one-eighth of a gill, or one thirty-second of an English pint. In other estimations, one nip (an abbreviation tha
Şinik (unit)
Şinik was an Ottoman unit of volume. The origin of the term Şinik is obscure. It may be a corrupt word from Uigur Turkish şing (which was loaned from Chinese) or Kypchack Turkish şunik. During the 14t
Seam (unit)
A seam is an obsolete unit of volume or mass in the United Kingdom The Oxford English Dictionary includes definitions of a seam as: * 6–8 imperial pecks (55–73 L) of sand * 9 imperial pecks (82 L) o
Strike (unit)
A strike is an obsolete unit of volume once used for dry measure in the United Kingdom, with various meanings. According to the SOED, "in some districts" equivalent to a half-bushel, in others to two
The rundlet is an archaic unit-like size of wine casks once used in Britain. It was equivalent to about 68 litres. It used to be defined as 18 wine gallons—one of several gallons then in use—before th
The stere or stère (st) is a unit of volume in the original metric system equal to one cubic metre. The stere is typically used for measuring large quantities of firewood or other cut wood, while the
Tønne (unit)
A tønne (plural tønner) is an old Norwegian unit of volume equivalent to a barrel. There was a dry tønne and a liquid tønne. The volume of a tønne has varied over time in Norway, including many local
Log (unit)
A log (Hebrew: לוג, romanized: log) is a biblical and halakhic unit of liquid volume. The word log occurs in the Bible, in Lev. 14:10, 15, 21 which prescribes the korban (asham, "guilt-offering") of a
A bushel (abbreviation: bsh. or bu.) is an imperial and US customary unit of volume based upon an earlier measure of dry capacity. The old bushel is equal to 2 kennings (obsolete), 4 pecks, or 8 dry g
Seah (unit)
The se'ah or seah (Hebrew: סאה sə’āh), plural se'im, is a unit of dry measure of ancient origin found in the Bible and in Halakha (Jewish law), which equals one third of an ephah, or bath. In layman's
Alqueire is a traditional unit of measurement in Portuguese. The term has been documented in Portugal since the 12th century. It is derived from the Arabic word أَكْيَال (al-kayl), which roughly means
Oka (mass)
The oka, okka, or oke (Ottoman Turkish: اوقه) was an Ottoman measure of mass, equal to 400 dirhems (Ottoman drams). Its value varied, but it was standardized in the late empire as 1.2829 kilograms. 'O
Hobbit (unit)
The hobbit (also hobbett, hobbet, or hobed, from Welsh: hobaid) is a unit of volume or weight formerly used in Wales for trade in grain and other staples. It was equal to two and a half bushels, but w
Billion cubic metres of natural gas
Billion cubic meters of natural gas (abbreviated: bcm) or cubic kilometer of natural gas is a measure of natural gas production and trade. Some definitions cite volume, others energy content. Dependan
Cubic inch
The cubic inch (symbol in3) is a unit of volume in the Imperial units and United States customary units systems. It is the volume of a cube with each of its three dimensions (length, width, and height
In Ancient Roman measurement, congius (pl. congii, from Greek konkhion, diminutive of konkhē, konkhos, "shellful") was a liquid measure that was about 3.48 litres (0.92 U.S. gallons). It was equal to
Gill (unit)
The gill /ˈdʒɪl/ or teacup is a unit of measurement for volume equal to a quarter of a pint. It is no longer in common use, except in regard to the volume of alcoholic spirits measures. In imperial un
Romanian units of measurement
The measures of the old Romanian system varied greatly not only between the three Romanian states (Wallachia, Moldavia, Transylvania), but sometimes also inside the same country. The origin of some of
Acetabulum (unit)
In Ancient Roman measurement, the acetabulum was a measure of volume (fluid and dry) equivalent to the Greek ὀξύβαφον (oxybaphon). It was one-fourth of the hemina and therefore one-eighth of the sexta
Stuck (unit)
Stuck was a form occasionally found in English writing as a corruption of the German "Stück", itself an abbreviation of Stückfass (formerly written Stückfaß), referring to the volume of a wine cask of
Fluid ounce
A fluid ounce (abbreviated fl oz, fl. oz. or oz. fl., old forms ℥, fl ℥, f℥, ƒ ℥) is a unit of volume (also called capacity) typically used for measuring liquids. The British Imperial, the United Stat
Seer (unit)
A Seer (also sihr) is a traditional unit of mass and volume used in large parts of Asia prior to the middle of the 20th century. It remains in use only in a few countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, an
Face cord
A face cord is an informal measurement for stacked firewood, sometimes called a rick. Width and height is typically the same as a cord (3.6 m3), but the depth can vary. The front face is the same as a
Malay units of measurement
Units of measurement used in Malaysia and neighbouring countries include the kati, a unit of mass, and the gantang, a unit of volume.
The demiard is a traditional unit of volume originating in pre-revolutionary France. After the revolution, when the metric system was introduced in France, the demiard persisted in Louisiana, Quebec,
English wine cask units
Capacities of wine casks were formerly measured and standardised according to a specific system of English units. The various units were historically defined in terms of the wine gallon so varied acco
Minot (unit)
The minot (French pronunciation: ​[mino]) is an old unit of dry volume, used in France prior to metrication. The unit was equivalent to three French bushels (boisseaux), half a mine, and one quarter o
A medimnos (Greek: μέδιμνος, médimnos, plural μέδιμνοι, médimnoi) was an Ancient Greek unit of volume, which was generally used to measure dry food grain. In Attica, it was approximately equal to 51.8
A cullishigay is an obsolete unit of dry volume used on the Malabar coast of southern India approximately equal to 1.25 imperial bushels (44 litres). It was a third of a or , a larger unit of dry volu