1. litre

noun. a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints).


  • decilitre
  • dl
  • dkl
  • deciliter
  • metric capacity unit
  • l
  • cubic decimetre
  • dekalitre
  • liter
  • cubic decimeter
  • dal
  • decaliter
  • decalitre


  • λίτρα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Sentences with litre

1. Adjective
It has become Chevrolet's best selling full-sized sedan with a 3.8 litre V-6 engine.

2. Noun, singular or mass
If you're unsure whether a particular scent will smell good in a hot tub, place about a litre of water from the hot tub into a plastic container and add a drop or two of essential oil.