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  • quarter — 1. Practice varies in the hyphenation of quarter in compounds, and the following forms are recommended: quarter day, quarterdeck, quarter final, quarter hour (but a quarter of an hour), quarter light, quartermaster, quarter sessions. 2. The BrE… …   Modern English usage

  • quarter — I UK [ˈkwɔː(r)tə(r)] / US [ˈkwɔrtər] noun Word forms quarter : singular quarter plural quarters *** 1) [countable] maths one of four equal parts of something quarter of: Over a quarter of our income goes on food. Nearly three quarters of the… …   English dictionary

  • quarter — I n. mercy 1) to give, show quarter (the mercenaries gave no quarter) 2) to ask for; receive quarter one fourth 3) (in telling time) (a) quarter of (AE), to (the hour) (it was a quarter to five) 4) (a) quarter after (AE), past (the hour) (it is a …   Combinatory dictionary

  • quarter — [[t]kwɔ͟ː(r)tə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ quarters, quartering, quartered 1) FRACTION A quarter is one of four equal parts of something. A quarter of the residents are over 55 years old... I ve got to go and collect my son in about a quarter of an hour... Prices …   English dictionary

  • quarter — quar|ter1 W2S1 [ˈkwo:tə US ˈkwo:rtər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(amount)¦ 2¦(part of an hour)¦ 3¦(money)¦ 4¦(three months)¦ 5¦(sport)¦ 6¦(part of a city)¦ 7¦(home)¦ 8¦(college)¦ 9¦(moon)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quarter — 1 noun 1 AMOUNT (C) one of four equal or almost equal parts into which something can be divided: Cut it into quarters. (+ of): a quarter of a mile | in the last quarter of the 19th century | They re firing almost a quarter of the workforce. | It… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • quarter*/*/*/ — [ˈkwɔːtə] noun [C] 1) one of four equal parts of something Over a quarter of our income goes on food.[/ex] 2) one of four periods of 15 minutes that an hour is divided into when you are telling the time 3) one of four periods of three months that …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • quarter — quar|ter1 [ kwɔrtər ] noun *** ▸ 1 one of four equal parts ▸ 2 coin worth 25 cents ▸ 3 part of town ▸ 4 particular person/group ▸ 5 kind behavior ▸ 6 unit of weight 1. ) count one of four equal parts of something: quarter of: Over a quarter of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • past — past1 [ pæst ] function word *** Past can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): It s past your bedtime. I walked past the post office. as an adverb (without a following noun): A policeman walked past. Months went… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Quarter-inch cartridge — tape (abbreviated QIC, commonly pronounced quick ) is a magnetic tape data storage format introduced by 3M in 1972, with derivatives still in use as of 2009. QIC comes in a rugged enclosed package of aluminum and plastic that holds two tape reels …   Wikipedia

  • quarter sessions — quarter .sessions n [plural] an English law court that was held in the past once every three months …   Dictionary of contemporary English