A measure of capacity in both liquid and dry measure equal to two pints. The U.S. liquid quart is the gallon of 231 cubic inches; The U.S. dry quart is 1/32 the bushel of 2,150.42 cubic inches, or 1/8 peck. The British quart, adopted in 1824, equals 2 pints or the imperial gallon, is used for both liquid and dry commodities and equals 1.0320 U.S. dry quarts or 1.2009 U.S. liquid quarts. Prior to 1824 various quarts were in use for different commodities. Also see Gallon [Imperial] and Gallon [U.S.].