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When you buy a gallon of gas, over 60 percent of the energy you pay for goes out the radiator in the form of waste heat? That's why you have a radiator in your car in the first place.
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Meaning of "gallon" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GALLON

From Old Northern French galon (Old French jalon), perhaps of Celtic origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GALLON

gallon  [ˈɡælən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GALLON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gallon is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GALLON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gallon

Gallon

The gallon is a measure of liquid capacity in both the US customary units and the British imperial systems of measurement. Three significantly different sizes are in current use: the imperial gallon which is used in the United Kingdom, Canada, and some Caribbean countries; the US gallon, which is used in the US and some Latin American and Caribbean countries; and the least-used US dry gallon.

Definition of gallon in the English dictionary

The first definition of gallon in the dictionary is Also called: imperial gallon a unit of capacity equal to 277.42 cubic inches. 1 Brit gallon is equivalent to 1.20 US gallons or 4.55 litres. Other definition of gallon is a unit of capacity equal to 231 cubic inches. 1 US gallon is equivalent to 0.83 imperial gallon or 3.79 litres. Gallon is also great quantities.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GALLON


Alan
ˈælən
Allen
ˈælən
Babylon
ˈbæbɪlən
ballan
ˈbælən
balun
ˈbælən
callan
ˈkælən
colon
ˈkəʊlən
Dylan
ˈdɪlən
fallen
ˈfɔːlən
Lallan
ˈlælən
melon
ˈmɛlən
Nolan
ˈnəʊlən
pantalon
pænˈtælən
shallon
ˈʃælən
stolen
ˈstəʊlən
swollen
ˈswəʊlən
talon
ˈtælən
Venezuelan
ˌvɛnɪˈzweɪlən
villain
ˈvɪlən
Westfalen
vɛstˈfaːlən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GALLON

gallock
galloglass
gallonage
galloon
gallooned
galloot
gallop
gallopade
galloper
galloping
galloping inflation
gallous
Gallovidian
gallow
gallow tree
Galloway
gallowglass
gallows
gallows bird
gallows humour

WORDS THAT END LIKE GALLON

ballon
billon
bouillon
carillon
Chillon
cotillon
court-bouillon
Godefroy de Bouillon
imperial gallon
Languedoc-Roussillon
moellon
paillon
papillon
pavillon
quillon
Roussillon
tourbillon
vellon
Villon
wine gallon

Synonyms and antonyms of gallon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gallon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GALLON

Find out the translation of gallon to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gallon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gallon» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

加仑 >
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

galón
570 millions of speakers

English

gallon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गैलन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غالون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

галлон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

galão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পয়সের পাঁচ সের
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gallon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Galon
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gallone
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ガロン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

갤런
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Galon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gallon
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கேலன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गॅलन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

galon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gallone
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

galon
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

галон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

galon
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γαλόνι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

liter
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gallon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gallon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gallon

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GALLON»

The term «gallon» is very widely used and occupies the 12.887 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GALLON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gallon

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10 QUOTES WITH «GALLON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gallon.
1
Lamar Alexander
I need to know the price of a gallon of milk and a dozen eggs. I need to know right now.
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Dorothy Allison
I think it's wonderful that people in pickup trucks are buying two flats of dog food and a copy of 'Bastard.' I want my view of the world to be right up there next to gallon boxes of Tide.
3
Michael Andretti
Believe me, you lose more than a gallon of fluids during a race. You could lose between six and 10 pounds during a race, depending on hot it is.
4
Lois Capps
Drilling in the refuge will not solve America's energy problem. The Energy Department's own figures show that drilling would not change gas prices by more than a penny a gallon, and this would be 20 years from now.
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Paul Gillmor
Following the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, $3 per gallon gasoline became common and our nation has come under considerable strain.
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Wilson Greatbatch
When you buy a gallon of gas, over 60 percent of the energy you pay for goes out the radiator in the form of waste heat? That's why you have a radiator in your car in the first place.
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Marshall Herskovitz
In my personal belief, the big problem with climate change is getting people to understand the magnitude and scale that we're dealing with. If you buy a vehicle that gets 35 miles to the gallon, that means nothing; it's not enough. We need to make changes across society and in every piece of the energy pie.
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Billie Holiday
They think they can make fuel from horse manure - now, I don't know if your car will be able to get 30 miles to the gallon, but it's sure gonna put a stop to siphoning.
9
Jam Master Jay
The technology is just so far gone. It's just like back in the day you needed a suitcase just to have a cell phone. The battery was so heavy, it was like carrying a gallon of soda around with you all day.
10
Ron Klein
It's not just a hurricane. It's the demand for gas in China... We're paying $3 a gallon, and the oil companies are making historic profits every quarter.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GALLON»

Discover the use of gallon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gallon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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$20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of ...
And this is just the beginning of a huge and overwhelming domino effect that our way of life will undergo in the years to come.
Christopher Steiner, 2009
2
Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction
In Lives Per Gallon, Tamminen takes a hard look at these and other health, environmental, and national security costs hidden in every barrel of oil.
Terry Tamminen, 2012
3
Educating with Love and Without Compromise
Faced with challenges ranging from children forgotten by society and neglected at home, to teachers and bureaucrats who question the investment of time and resources in certain schools and communities, Educating with Love and Without ...
Ed. D. Gallon Iii, Steve D. Gallon, III, 2010
4
Ten-Gallon Bart Beats the Heat
Ten-Gallon Bart is like a fish out of water when he heads north
Susan Stevens Crummel, 2010
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Ten-Gallon War: The NFL's Cowboys, the AFL's Texans, and the ...
Traces the birth of professional football in 1960s Texas, assessing the contributions of fans, promoters, and rising star Tom Landry while chronicling the rivalry between two oil tycoons through which two professional football franchises ...
John Eisenberg, 2012
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$20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of ...
Discusses the inevitable rise of gasoline prices and how it will affect everyday life, focusing on the positive aspects including less air pollution, fewer outsourced jobs, and an increase in local foods and produce.
Christopher Steiner, 2009
7
2 Cents a Gallon
This short but intriguing book takes a look at the way engines suck from an overly obsessive kids' perpective.
L. Samuel, 2012
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What in the World Is a Gallon?
Introduces young readers to the concept of measuring with gallons.
Mary Elizabeth Salzmann, 2010
9
Ten-Gallon Bart
Ten-Gallon Bart faces Billy the Kid in the first book in this series.
Susan Stevens Crummel, 2010
10
Feasibility of a 5,000,000 Gallon Per Year Biodiesel ...
Findings and Conclusions.
Joshua Wayne Parks, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GALLON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gallon is used in the context of the following news items.
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California to see $4 a gallon gas
(KRON) — While gas prices nationwide are on a downward trend, California is experiencing a spike that could see prices top $4 a gallon ... «KRON4.com, Jul 15»
2
AAA: Md. drivers paying $2.75 per gallon
AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Maryland was $2.75, the same as a week ... «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
3
Average price of gallon self-serve regular gas rises 15.2 cents Sunday
SAN DIEGO - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose 15.2 cents today to $3.902 after increasing ... «10News, Jul 15»
4
How to Get 81 Miles Per Gallon and See 48 States for $300
As if to prove that hybrids and electric cars are not the only way to get around efficiently within environmentally conscientious parameters, ... «The Cheat Sheet, Jul 15»
5
Drivers Upset as Gas Prices Jump a Dollar a Gallon
The pump prices we pay for gas have gone up, in some areas, three times this week with a total increase after the weekend expected to be ... «KEYT, Jul 15»
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Then and Now: Remember when milk cost $1 per gallon?
Some consumers thought paying more than $1 per gallon was expensive, and it was for the time. Richard Nixon was president, Elvis posed for ... «Shelby Star, Jul 15»
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Larsen co-sponsors bill calling for 15-cents-per-gallon gas tax …
Representative Rick Larsen (D-Washington) has cosponsored H.R. 680, the UPDATE Act, which would raise the gas tax by 15 cents per gallon ... «Aggregates Manager, Jul 15»
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Port of Siuslaw soaks up 20-gallon diesel spill
Friday morning, the Port of Siuslaw and other teams responded to a 20-gallon diesel leak from a boat docked at the port. U.S. Coast Guard ... «Siuslaw News, Jul 15»
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Several Roads Around Airport Closed
Guam - A 55 gallon drum of unknown hazardous materials have spilled on the road that leads to the airport. Just minutes before news time ... «Pacific News Center, Jul 15»
10
Gasoline prices in Arizona at $2.71 per gallon
Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $2.71 a gallon. That's down by less ... «Houston Chronicle, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Gallon [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gallon>. Aug 2019 ».
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