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weight
/ˈweɪt/
noun
the heaviness of something or someone; how heavy something or someone is, which can be measured
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volume
/ˈvɑɫjum/
noun
the amount of space that a substance or object takes up; the amount of space contained inside an object
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metric system
/mˈɛtɹɪk sˈɪstəm/
noun
a standard of measurement that is based on the kilogram, the meter, and the liter
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liter
/ˈɫitɝ/
noun
a unit for measuring an amount of liquid or gas that equals 2.11 pints
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milliliter
/ˈmɪɫəˌɫitɝ/
noun
a unit for measuring the quantity of a liquid or gas that equals one thousandth of a liter
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gram
/ɡræm/
noun
a unit of measuring weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
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kilogram
/ˈkɪɫəˌɡɹæm/
noun
a unit of measuring weight equal to 2.20 pounds or 1000 grams
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degree celsius
/dɪɡɹˈiː sˈɛlsɪəs/
noun
a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature
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fluid ounce
/flˈuːɪd ˈaʊns/
noun
a unit to measure liquids which is equal to 0.028 liters in the measurement used in the UK and some other countries, and 0.03 liters in that of the US
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cup
/kʌp/
noun
a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces
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pint
/ˈpaɪnt/
noun
a unit to measure liquids and some dry goods, there are 8 pints in a gallon, and it is equal to 0.568 of a liter in the United Kingdom and some other countries, and 0.473 of a liter in the United States
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quart
/ˈkwɔɹt/
noun
a unit for measuring an amount of liquid that equals 0.95 liter in the US and approximately 1.14 liters in Canada and the UK
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gallon
/ˈɡæɫən/
noun
a unit, in the US, to measure the amount of a liquid equal to 3.79 liters
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density
/ˈdɛnsəti/, /ˈdɛnsɪti/
noun
(physics) the degree to which a substance is compacted, measured by dividing its mass by its volume
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measuring cup
/mˈɛʒɚɹɪŋ kˈʌp/
noun
a container with numbers on it for measuring the quantity of something when cooking, used mainly in the US
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drop
/ˈdɹɑp/, /ˈdɹɔp/
noun
a small amount of liquid or solid that falls or is released in a rounded shape
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smidgen
/ˈsmɪdʒən/
noun
a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
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pinch
/ˈpɪntʃ/
noun
a slight amount of something one can hold between the index finger and thumb
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dash
/ˈdæʃ/
noun
a small amount of liquid ingredient that is typically added to a drink in a quick, single pour from a bottle
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scruple
/ˈskɹupəɫ/
noun
a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
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fluid dram
/flˈuːɪd dɹˈæm/
noun
a unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce
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gill
/ˈɡɪɫ/
noun
a United States liquid unit equal to 4 fluid ounces
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minim
/mˈɪnɪm/
noun
a United States liquid unit equal to 1/60 fluidram
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salt spoon
/sɑːlt spuːn/
noun
a small spoon specifically used for serving salt, typically used at the dining table
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british imperial system
/bɹˈɪɾɪʃ ɪmpˈiəɹɪəl sˈɪstəm/
noun
a system of weights and measures based on the foot and pound and second and pint
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cubic inch
/kjˈuːbɪk ˈɪntʃ/
noun
the volume equal to a cube one inch on each side
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ounce
/ˈaʊns/
noun
a unit for measuring weight equal to approximately 28.34 grams or 0.06 of a pound
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