Translation of "quarter" - English-French dictionary


noun /ˈkwoːtə/

one of four equal parts of something which together form the whole (amount) of the thing

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

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.


the leg of a usually large animal, or a joint of meat which includes a leg

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.


one of four equal periods of play in some games

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.

quarterly adjective

happening, published etc once every three months

a quarterly journal
quarterly payments.
quarters noun plural

a place to stay especially for soldiers.

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.

(Translation of “quarter” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)