WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
kar•at or car•at /ˈkærət/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Jewelrya unit for measuring the amount of pure gold in a mixture of gold, pure gold being 24 karats:fourteen karats of gold.[singular before a noun]eighteen-karat gold.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
kar•at  (karət),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Jewelrya unit for measuring the fineness of gold, pure gold being 24 karats fine. Abbr.: k., kt.
Also,  carat. 
  • spelling, spelled variant of carat 1550–60


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

karat /ˈkærət/ n
  1. US Canadian a measure of the proportion of gold in an alloy, expressed as the number of parts of gold in 24 parts of the alloy
    Also spelt (in Britain and certain other countries): carat
Etymology: 16th Century: from Old French, from Medieval Latin carratus, from Arabic qīrāt weight of four grains, carat, from Greek keration a little horn, from keras horn



'karat' also found in these entries:
K, k - Kt - carat - kt
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