Definition of 'quarter'
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This was the weakest quarter for four years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Peel the potatoes and cut into quarters. The Sun (2017)It has found that just a quarter claiming to have disabled access pass their true accessibility test. The Sun (2016)That is the most in a quarter of a century. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Specialist services turn away a quarter of young people referred to them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She will spend an hour and a quarter in there each day to hone her look. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The agreement and its aftermath take up less than one quarter of this rather short volume. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The broker has pencilled in a 500 million charge in the fourth quarter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)GDP data for the last quarter will be released this month but early indicators suggest that growth has been robust. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Despite this more than a quarter of council areas do not have a single rapid charger, rising to half in London. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The average pair of jeans carries three quarters of a pound of chemicals. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Its old quarter remains authentically full of life. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The index has lost just under a quarter of its value since the beginning of the year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Nearly a quarter of people drinking more than eight units a day would like to drink less. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Nearly a quarter say numbers should stay the same. The Sun (2015)This is the pattern for one quarter of the cloth. Collins Complete Books of Soft Furnishings (1993)Four in ten of all wage deals in the second quarter were freezes. The Sun (2009) Cut aubergine into quarters and then in half. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We can afford the rent for only another quarter but have three years left on the lease. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The headline results are also expected to be little changed from the previous quarter. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Three-quarters of the measures will come from spending cuts and a quarter from tax rises. The Sun (2010)Yet only a quarter of this group were willing to pay for the installation themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2007)About three quarters of target areas have such teams in place. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They took him away at about quarter past four in the morning. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Data for the third quarter are due out today. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Apparently, the execution did in fact encourage the quarter deck. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They rounded up another five thousand from the city 's Armenian quarters. The Crossing-Place (1993)First quarter Moon close above on the 3rd. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'quarter'
British English: quarter /ˈkwɔːtə/ NOUN
A quarter is one of four equal parts of something.
My sister ate a quarter of the chocolate cake.
- American English: quarter
- Arabic: رُبْع
- Brazilian Portuguese: quarta parte
- Chinese: 四分之一
- Croatian: četvrtina
- Czech: čtvrtina
- Danish: kvarter
- Dutch: kwart
- European Spanish: cuarto
- Finnish: neljännes
- French: quart
- German: Viertel
- Greek: τέταρτο
- Italian: trimestre
- Japanese: 4分の1
- Korean: 4분의 1
- Norwegian: fjerdedel
- Polish: ćwierć
- European Portuguese: quarta parte
- Romanian: sfert
- Russian: четверть
- Spanish: cuarto
- Swedish: kvart
- Thai: เศษหนึ่งส่วนสี่
- Turkish: çeyrek
- Ukrainian: чверть
- Vietnamese: một phần tư
British English: quarter VERB
If you quarter something such as a fruit or a vegetable, you cut it into four roughly equal parts.
Chop the mushrooms and quarter the tomatoes.
Definition of quarter from the Collins English Dictionary
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