Translation of "quarter" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈkwɔː.tər/ us /ˈkwɑː.t̬ɚ/

quarter noun (FOURTH PART)

A2 [ C ] one of four equal or almost equal parts of something; ¼

He cut the orange into quarters. 他把橙子切成了4块。
Under a quarter of people questioned said that they were happily married. 不到1/4的受访者称他们的婚姻很幸福。
My house is situated a mile and three-quarters from here. 我的房子距此1.75英里。
a quarter of an hour

15 minutes

I waited a quarter of an hour and then went home. 我等了一刻钟然后就回家了。
I was there three-quarters of an hour. 我在那里呆了3刻钟。
an hour and three-quarters 1小时45分钟
a quarter to two, three, etc. A1 also US a quarter of two, three, etc.

15 minutes before two, three, etc.

It was a quarter to six when I left. 我离开时差一刻到六点。
a quarter past two, three, etc. A1 also US a quarter after two, three, etc.

15 minutes after two, three, etc.

I'll meet you at a quarter past five. 我们五点一刻见。

[ C ] one of four periods of time into which a year is divided for financial calculations, such as for profits or taxes

There was a fall in unemployment in the second quarter of the year. 今年第二季度的失业率有所下降。
I get an electricity bill every quarter. 我每个季度收到一份电费账单。

[ C ] one of four periods in a game of American football and other ball sports


More examples

quarter noun (COIN)

B2 [ C ] in the US and Canada, a coin worth 25 cents


quarter noun (AREA)

C2 [ C ] an area of a town where a particular group of people live or work or where a particular activity happens

This is the bustling commercial quarter of the city. 这里是该城繁华的商业区。

quarter noun (PEOPLE)

[ C ] one or more people who provide help, information, or a particular reaction to something but who are not usually named

Help came from an unexpected quarter. 帮忙的是个没想到的人。
There is a feeling in certain/some quarters (= some people consider) that a change is needed. 有些人认为需要进行一次变革。

quarter noun (PLACE TO LIVE)

quarters [ plural ]

a room or house that has been provided, especially for servants or soldiers and their families, to live in

The army's married quarters are just outside the town. 已婚军人的营房就在城外不远。

quarter noun (FORGIVENESS)

[ U ] literary the fact of being kind towards or forgiving an enemy or opponent

We can expect no quarter from our enemies. 我们不能指望敌人会饶恕我们。
He gave no quarter to anyone that disappointed him.


uk /ˈkwɔː.tər/ us /ˈkwɑː.t̬ɚ/

quarter verb (CUT INTO FOUR)

[ T often passive ] to cut something into four parts


quarter verb (SOLDIER)

[ T usually passive, + adv/prep ] to send someone, especially soldiers, to live in a place

The soldiers were quartered with (= they lived with) local people during the war. 在战争期间,士兵们住在当地村民家里。

(Translation of “quarter” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)