Bedeutung von “quarter” im Essential American English Dictionary


noun us /ˈkwɔr·t̬ər/

A2 also fourth one of four equal parts of something; 1/4:

We only finished a quarter of the pie.
I waited a quarter of an hour for her.

A1 a period of 15 minutes before or after the hour:

It’s quarter to three (= 2.45).
It’s a quarter to three (= 2:45).
We’re leaving at quarter past six (= 6.15).
We’re leaving at a quarter after six (= 6:15).

a coin with a value of 25 cents (= 25/100 of a dollar):

There are four quarters in a dollar.

one of four time periods that a school or college year can be divided into. The summer quarter is not usually a necessary part of the school year.

(Definition von “quarter” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)