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quarter
[ˈkwɔːtə(r)]
noun
1. cuarto (m) (fraction, of orange, of moon)
  • he ate a quarter of the cake se comió una or la cuarta parte del pastel
  • a quarter of a century un cuarto de siglo
  • a quarter of an hour un cuarto de hora
  • a quarter (of a pound) un cuarto de libra
  • three quarters (= 113,5 g) tres cuartos
  • three quarters of all women las tres cuartas partes de las mujeres
  • three and a quarter (liters) tres (litros) y cuarto
  • the bottle was still a quarter full quedaba aún un cuarto de botella
2. (in telling time)
  • it's/at a quarter to six,
  • it's/at a quarter of six son/a las seis menos cuarto (británicoUS)
  • it's a quarter to son menos cuarto
  • it's/at a quarter past six,
  • it's/at (a) quarter after six son/a las seis y cuarto (británicoUS)
  • it's a quarter past,
  • it's (a) quarter after son y cuarto (británicoUS)
3. trimestre (m) (three-month period)
4. barrio (m) (area)
5. (group)
  • in some quarters en algunos círculos
  • help came from an unexpected quarter la ayuda llegó por el lado que menos se esperaba
6. (militar)
  • quarters alojamiento (m) (lodgings)
  • officer quarters residencia (f) de oficiales
7. (mercy)
  • to give no quarter no dar cuartel
8. cuarto (m) de dólar (coin) (Estados Unidos)
9. (Mus)
  • quarter note negra (f) (Estados Unidos)
transitive verb
10. dividir en cuatro partes (divide into four)
11. acantonar, alojar (militar) (troops)
quarter [ˈkwɔːtəʳ]
noun
1 (fourth part) [of kilo, kilometre, second] cuarto (m); [of price, population] cuarta parte (f)
a quarter of a mile un cuarto de milla; a quarter (of a pound) of tea un cuarto de libra de té; for a quarter of the price por la cuarta parte del precio
a quarter of a kilo of tea China has placed up to one quarter of its nuclear arsenal in Tibet about one quarter of all deaths in this country are the result of heart disease a mile and a quarter
to divide sth into quarters dividir algo en cuartos or en cuatro
the tank was only a quarter full el depósito solo estaba a un cuarto de su capacidad
it's a quarter gone already ya se ha gastado la cuarta parte
I'm a quarter Spanish tengo una cuarta parte de sangre española
it's only a quarter as long
2 (in time) cuarto (m)
a quarter of an hour/century un cuarto de hora/siglo; an hour and a quarter una hora y cuarto; three quarters of an hour tres cuartos de hora
the clock strikes the quarters
it's a quarter past or after seven (US) son las siete y cuarto
it's a quarter to or of seven (US) son las siete menos cuarto; es un cuarto para las siete; (LAm)
3 (specific fourth parts) (US) (Canada) (25 cents) (moneda f de) cuarto (m) de dólar
she gave him a quarter he left two quarters on the table I dropped a quarter into the slot of the payphone
[of year] trimestre (m)
profits are up on the previous quarter Boeing reported third-quarter earnings of dollars 378m profitability had been hit in the second quarter by the downturn in Britain and Spain the service charge is paid every quarter
to pay by the quarter pagar trimestralmente or al trimestre or cada tres meses
[of moon] cuarto (m)
when the moon is in its first/last quarter cuando la luna está en cuarto creciente/menguante
4 (part of town) barrio (m)
the business quarter el barrio comercial
the old quarter el casco viejo or antiguo
5 (direction, area)
protest is growing in some quarters las protestas aumentan en algunos círculos
from all quarters de todas partes
there are fears in some quarters that the republic would have little chance of surviving on its own you won't get any help from that quarter if I mention it in the right quarters...
at close quarters de cerca
he fired two shots at close quarters disparó dos tiros a quemarropa
I've never seen a lion at close quarters you can watch aircraft take off and land at close quarters
they are spread over the four quarters of the globe se extienden por todos los rincones or por todas partes del mundo
help came from an unexpected quarter la ayuda nos llegó de un lugar inesperado
6 (Náut) (Geog) [of compass] cuarta (f)
the port/starboard quarter [of ship] la aleta de babor/estribor
the wind was from the port quarter el viento soplaba de babor; the wind is in the right quarter el viento sopla en dirección favorable
7 (Heraldry) cuartel (m)
8 (mercy) clemencia (f)
they knew they could expect no quarter sabían que no podían esperar clemencia
to give (sb) no quarter no dar cuartel (a algn)
he asked for no quarter and I gave him none they had orders to bayonet every man they could find, and to give no quarter Iraq showed no signs of giving any quarter
9 quarters (accommodation) (for staff) (building, section) dependencias (f); (rooms) cuartos (m); habitaciones (f)
the servants' quarters las dependencias del servicio
the staff quarters of the hotel the student nurses' quarters at the hospital his mother was to be confined to her quarters and no longer permitted to visit the king in prison the house has attic accommodations and basement quarters including a room for billiards our private quarters the women's quarters the Captain remained in his cabin while the passengers came aboard and went down to their quarters most families lived in cramped quarters
they're living in very cramped quarters viven hacinados; the cramped quarters of the space capsule el reducido espacio de la cápsula espacial
the cramped quarters of the old City Hall to take up (one's) quarters he took me to the house of one of Gholston's cavalrymen, where I took up my quarters my father was ordered to take up quarters in the "Orion" as a guest of Admiral Phillimore
(Mil) (barracks) cuartel (m);(also sleeping quarters) barracones (m)
the crew's/officers' quarters (on ship) las dependencias de la tripulación/de los oficiales
McKinnon went down from deck to the officers' quarters
adjective
cuarto
he has a quarter share tiene una cuarta parte; a quarter pound/century un cuarto de libra/siglo
transitive verb
1 (divide into four) [+apple, potato] cortar en cuatro (trozos); [+carcass, body] descuartizar
one medium onion, quartered the doses I suggested for adults could be halved or quartered chop the mushrooms and quarter the tomatoes
2 (Mil) acuartelar; alojar
our soldiers are quartered in Ramsey nuestros soldados están acuartelados en Ramsey
the buildings were used as a grain store and to quarter PLA soldiers the crew were quartered on the lower deck I am wondering if Admiral Rodman couldn't arrange to quarter me and an aide on his flagship
3 (range over) [+person] recorrer
to quarter a town in search of sb he's only got to quarter the area long enough to find them
to quarter the ground [+dog] buscar olfateando; [+bird] escudriñar el terreno
the eagle quartered the ground below her, all reflexes ready to strike
modifier
quarter day (n) (gen) primer día del trimestre; (Economics) el día del vencimiento de un pago trimestral
go there at the quarter day, Lammas, the traditional start of harvest at the winter quarter day, at Martinmas
quarter light (n) (Britain) (Aut) ventanilla (f) direccional
quarter note (n) (US) (Mús) negra (f)
there's a quarter note rest in that bar there are four quarter notes in a semibreve
quarter tone (n) cuarto (m) de tono
quarter turn (n) cuarto (m) de vuelta
he executed a swift quarter turn she gave the screw a quarter turn turn slightly, like a quarter turn, toward the jury, and look at them give the screw a quarter turn
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