# Food and Drink Preparation - Cooking Weights and Measures

Here you will learn some English words related to cooking weights and measures such as "cup", "pinch", and "dash".

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weight

the heaviness of something or someone, which can be measured

[noun]
volume

the amount of space that a substance or object takes or the amount of space inside an object

[noun]
metric system

a standard of measurement that is based on the kilogram, the meter, and the liter

[noun]
liter

a unit for measuring an amount of liquid or gas that equals 2.11 pints

[noun]
milliliter

a unit for measuring the quantity of a liquid or gas that equals one thousandth of a liter

[noun]
gram

a unit of measuring weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram

[noun]
kilogram

a unit of measuring weight equal to 2.20 pounds or 1000 grams

[noun]
degree Celsius

a temperature scale where 0°C represents the freezing point and 100°C represents the boiling point of water at standard atmospheric pressure

[noun]
fluid ounce

a unit of volume used in the United States to measure liquids, equal to approximately 29.5735 milliliters

[noun]
cup

a standardized volume measurement used in cooking in the United States, equivalent to approximately 8 fluid ounces

[noun]
pint

a measure equal to 16 fluid ounces, often used for measuring liquids such as beer or milk

[noun]
quart

a unit of volume measurement the United States for liquids, equal to 32 fluid ounces or approximately 946 milliliters

[noun]
gallon

a unit used to measure liquids in the United States, equivalent to approximately 3.785 liters

[noun]
density

(physics) the degree to which a substance is compacted, measured by dividing its mass by its volume

[noun]
measuring cup

a container with numbers on it for measuring the quantity of something when cooking, used mainly in the US

[noun]
drop

a small amount of liquid or solid that falls or is released in a rounded shape

[noun]
smidgen

a very small and imprecise amount of something, typically a powdered or granular substance, such as salt, sugar, or spices

[noun]
pinch

a slight amount of something one can hold between the index finger and thumb

[noun]
dash

a small amount of liquid ingredient that is typically added to a drink in a quick, single pour from a bottle

[noun]
fluid dram

a unit used to measure liquids in the United States, equal to about 3.696 milliliters or 1/8 of a US fluid ounce

[noun]
gill

a unit of volume measurement the United States equal to a quarter of a US liquid pint, approximately 4 fluid ounces

[noun]
minim

a unit of volume measurement in the United States, equivalent to approximately 0.0616 milliliters

[noun]
salt spoon

a small spoon specifically used for serving salt, typically used at the dining table

[noun]
British Imperial System

a system of measurement used in the United Kingdom, featuring units such as inches, feet, pounds, and gallons

[noun]
ounce

a unit for measuring weight equal to approximately 28.34 grams

[noun]