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quarter

noun [C]  us   /ˈkwɔr·t̬ər/

quarter noun [C] (FOURTH PART)

one of four equal or almost equal parts of something: My house is one and three-quarter miles/a mile and three-quarters from here. A quarter of/to the hour means 15 minutes before the stated hour: It’s a quarter to three. A quarter past/after the hour means 15 minutes after the stated hour: I’ll meet you at a quarter past five. A quarter is one of four equal or nearly equal periods of time into which an activity is divided: Many universities divide the school year into quarters rather than two semesters.

quarter noun [C] (MONEY)

in the US and Canada, a coin worth 25 cents

quarter noun [C] (AREA)

an area of a city or place having a special history or character: We stayed in the French Quarter in New Orleans.

quarter

verb [T]  us   /ˈkwɔr·t̬ər/

quarter verb [T] (DIVIDE INTO FOUR)

to divide something into four pieces of approximately the same size: Peel and quarter the tomatoes and put them in the stew.
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