Translation of "quarter" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈkwɔː·tər/ us /ˈkwɔr·t̬ər/

A2 US also fourth one of four equal parts of something; 1/4

We only finished a quarter of the pie.
I waited a quarter of an hour for her.

A1 a period of 15 minutes before or after the hour

It’s quarter to three (= 2.45).
It’s a quarter to three (= 2:45).
We’re leaving at quarter past six (= 6.15).
We’re leaving at a quarter after six (= 6:15).

a coin with a value of 25 cents (= 25/100 of a dollar) in the US and Canada

moneda de veinticinco centavos
There are four quarters in a dollar.

one of four time periods that a year can be divided into

verb uk /ˈkwɔː·tər/ us /ˈkwɔr·t̬ər/

to cut something into four parts

dividir en cuatro partes

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


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.

veinticinco centavos

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

dirección, (de todas) partes
People were coming at me from all quarters.

(literary, old-fashioned) mercy shown to an enemy

They showed us no quarter.

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.

(American ) 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.

quarterback noun

(in American football) the player who directs the team’s attacking play.

mariscal de campo
quarter-deck noun

the part of the upper deck of a ship between the stern and the mast nearest it.

quarter-final noun

(often in plural) the third-last round in a competition

cuarto de final
Chelsea play Barcelona in the quarter-final.
quarter-finalist noun

quartermaster noun

an officer whose job is to provide soldiers with food, transport, a place to live etc.

oficial de intendencia
at close quarters

close to; close together

de cerca; cuerpo a cuerpo
The soldiers were fighting with the enemy at close quarters.

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