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French translation of “quarter”

quarter

noun /ˈkwoːtə/
one of four equal parts of something which together form the whole (amount) of the thing
quart
There are four of us, so we’ll cut the cake into quarters It’s (a) quarter past / (American) after four In the first quarter of the year his firm made a profit The shop is about a quarter of a mile away an hour and a quarter two and a quarter hours.
in the United States and Canada, (a coin worth) twenty-five cents, the fourth part of a dollar.
vingt-cinq cents
a district or part of a town especially where a particular group of people live
quartier
He lives in the Polish quarter of the town.
a direction
de toutes parts
People were coming at me from all quarters.
mercy shown to an enemy.
grâce
the leg of a usually large animal, or a joint of meat which includes a leg
quartier
a quarter of beef a bull’s hindquarters.
the shape of the moon at the end of the first and third weeks of its cycle; the first or fourth week of the cycle itself.
quartier
one of four equal periods of play in some games
quart
In the second quarter of the game the Bears quarterback was intercepted.
a period of study at a college etc usually 10 to 12 weeks in length.
trimestre
quarterly adjective happening, published etc once every three months
trimestriel
a quarterly journal quarterly payments.
quarters noun plural a place to stay especially for soldiers.
quartiers
quarter-deck noun the part of the upper deck of a ship between the stern and the mast nearest it.
gaillard d’arrière
quarter-final noun (often in plural) the third-last round in a competition
quart de finale
Chelsea play Barcelona in the quarter-final.
quarter-finalist noun
quart de finaliste
quartermaster noun an officer whose job is to provide soldiers with food, transport, a place to live etc.
intendant militaire
at close quarters close to; close together
au corps-à-corps
The soldiers were fighting with the enemy at close quarters.
(Definition of quarter from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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