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).
- metric capacity unit
- cubic decimetre
- cubic decimeter
- λίτρα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word litre
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.