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Pronunciation: /ˈkwɔːrtər; ˈkwɔːtə(r)/

Translation of quarter in Spanish:


  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (fourth part) cuarta parte (feminine), cuarto (masculine) to divide sth into quarters dividir algo en cuatro partes a quarter of a mile/century un cuarto de milla/siglo a quarter of (a pound of) ham un cuarto de libra de jamón an inch and a quarter una pulgada y cuarta four and a o one quarter gallons cuatro galones y cuarto I'll do it in a quarter of the time lo haré en una or la cuarta parte del tiempo
    Example sentences
    • The simple drawing represents a stage divided into four quarters.
    • The Commonwealth Bank owns four and a quarter percent of Woodside, that's $385 million worth of shares.
    • The iliac crest is divided into four quarters, and the excursion or stage of maturity is designated as the amount of progression.
    1.2 (as adverb/como adverbio) it's a quarter full queda un cuarto I'm a quarter French tengo una cuarta parte de sangre francesa
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (US, Canadian coin) moneda (feminine) de 25 centavos 2.2 (of moon) cuarto (masculine) in its first/last quarter en cuarto creciente/menguante
    Example sentences
    • About a week after new moon, the moon reaches first quarter and appears high in the southern sky at sunset.
    • In the second quarter the gravitational pull is less, but the moonlight is strong, creating strong leaf growth.
    • The external stimulus provides the impetus to move forth from the inspirational quarter of the lunar cycle into the action quarter.
    Example sentences
    • He dropped sixty-one cents (two quarters, a dime, and a penny) into the cup by the one-legged Vietnam vet.
    • She began digging through her cracked plastic coin purse, slapping quarters and dimes on the counter.
    • Collect enough nickels and dimes and quarters and dollars, and you can make billions.
  • 3 countable/numerable 3.1 (in telling time) cuarto (masculine) a quarter of an hour un cuarto de hora an hour and a quarter una hora y cuarto it's a quarter of o (British English/inglés británico) to one es la una menos cuarto or (Latin America/América Latina) un cuarto para la una a quarter after o (British English/inglés británico) past one la una y cuarto at (a) quarter after o (British English/inglés británico) past a las y cuarto 3.2 (three months) trimestre (masculine) to pay by the quarter pagar trimestralmente or por trimestres
    Example sentences
    • Woolies reveals its sales figures later this month for the fourth quarter and the financial year and annual earnings on August 23.
    • Priest urged investors to keep in mind that the restatements will not have an adverse impact on earnings in the latest quarter or on future financial results.
    • It then restated its fourth quarter financial results in February, sparking a number of class action lawsuits.
    Example sentences
    • Around quarter to ten, fifteen minutes before the ball began and I was to make my grand entrance, the servants finally allowed me a glance in the mirror.
    • It's a quarter past ten AM, fifteen minutes after opening, when the two men rush through the door wearing ski masks.
    • You'd tell them, ‘Okay, we are on the bus at six tomorrow morning’, but we wouldn't be able to leave until a quarter to seven.
  • 4 countable/numerable 4.1 (district of town) barrio (masculine) 4.2 (area) parte (feminine) in all quarters of the earth/globe en todos los rincones de la tierra/del globo from every quarter de todas partes or todos lados as is believed in some quarters como se cree en ciertos ámbitos or círculos at close quarters de cerca he seemed much older at close quarters de cerca parecía mucho mayor
    Example sentences
    • The city has a medieval quarter, great pubs, and an annual opera festival of international importance.
    • A new bridge will provide a pedestrian and cycle link from the old town museum quarter and city centre shops.
    • Built on the River Tagus, the medieval quarters of the city are characterised by small houses and narrow streets.
  • 5 countable/numerable [Nautical/Náutica] 5.1 (direction of wind) dirección (feminine) 5.2 (of ship) aleta (feminine) on the port/starboard quarter por la aleta de babor/estribor
    Example sentences
    • Heinkel bombers from Crete flew to the merchant anchorages at the mouth of the Gulf of Suez and dropped a single bomb on her starboard quarter, ripping a huge vertical gash in her side.
    • We beat the Navy on that in the sense that we saw cruise missile flashes from a guided missile cruiser off to our starboard quarter in the distance at night.
    • True to his promise, the eagle rays are gently flapping and wheeling in the current off the starboard quarter, frustratingly staying just too far away to photograph.
    Example sentences
    • The weather was perfect, the course firm and the wind blowing from the quarter best suited to setting golfers the fiercest possible test on the inward nine holes.
    • It makes us think of things that happened when the sky was just so; when the wind blew from the same quarter and when the sun hit the side of the house just like now.
  • 6
    (quarters plural)
    (accommodation) the servants' quarters las dependencias de servicio, las habitaciones de la servidumbre winter quarters [Military/Militar] cuartel (masculine) de invierno married quarter [Military/Militar] viviendas (feminine plural) para familias
  • 7 uncountable/no numerable (mercy) [literary/literario] no quarter was asked and none given fue una guerra sin cuartel he showed o gave the defeated enemy no quarter no tuvo clemencia para con los vencidos
    Example sentences
    • They learned to take no prisoners in fighting a skilled and fanatical enemy who gave no quarter and expected none.
    • Aeron took no prisoners and gave no quarter - his enemies perished at his blade.
    • Paolo Di Canio, meanwhile, gave no quarter, tackling ferociously, harrying opponents and delivering a fierce long-range drive just over the bar.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

(often passive/frecuentemente en voz pasiva)
  • 1 (divide) [carcass/body] descuartizar*; [apple] dividir en cuatro partes to be hung, drawn and quartered ser* ahorcado, destripado y descuartizado


  • cuarto a quarter pound un cuarto de libra

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An estanco is an establishment selling tobacco, stamps, bus and subway passes and other products whose sale is restricted. Cigarettes etc are sold in bars and cafés but at higher prices. Estancos also sell stationery and sometimes newspapers.