Spanish translation of “quarter”
quarter 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.
› 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
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.