Chinese (Simplified) translation of “quarter”
quarter noun (FOURTH PART)
› [C] one of four equal or almost equal parts of something; ¼
He cut the orange into quarters.
Under a quarter of people questioned said that they were happily married.
My house is situated a mile and three-quarters from here.
Fractions a quarter of an hour › 15 minutes
I waited a quarter of an hour and then went home.
I was there three-quarters of an hour.
an hour and three-quarters
Specific periods of time a quarter to two/three/four etc. (also US a quarter of two/three/four, etc.) › 15 minutes before two/three/four,
It was a quarter to six when I left.
Days and times of day a quarter past two/three/four etc. (also US a quarter after two/three/four, etc.) › 15 minutes after two/three/four,
I'll meet you at a quarter past five.
Days and times of day › [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.
I get an electricity bill every quarter.
Specific periods of time › [C] one of four periods in a game of American football and other ball sports
American footballGeneral terms used in ball sportsParts and stages of competitions