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American English: /ˈkwɔrdər/
British English: /ˈk(w)ɔːtə/

Translation of quarter in Spanish:


  • 1 countable 1.1 (fourth part)
    cuarta parte (feminine)
    to divide something 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) it's a quarter full
    queda un cuarto
    I'm a quarter French
    tengo una cuarta parte de sangre francesa
  • 2 countable 2.1 (US, Canadian coin)
    moneda (feminine) de 25 centavos
    2.2 (of moon) 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 3.1 (in telling time) a quarter of an hour an hour and a quarter
    una hora y cuarto
    it's a quarter of o (British English) to one
    es la una menos cuarto or (Latin America) un cuarto para la una
    a quarter after o (British English) past one at (a) quarter after o (British English) past
    a las y cuarto
    3.2 (three months) 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 4.1 (district of town) 4.2 (area) 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 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 (Nautical) 5.1 (direction of wind) 5.2 (of ship) 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
    also: quarters plural
    (accommodation) See examples: the servants' quarters
    las dependencias de servicio
    las habitaciones de la servidumbre
    winter quarters (Military)
    cuartel (masculine) de invierno
    married quarter (Military)
    viviendas (feminine plural) para familias
  • 7 uncountable (mercy) [literary]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 (often passive)

  • 1 (divide)
    dividir en cuatro partes
    to be hung, drawn and quartered
    ser ahorcado, destripado y descuartizado
    Example sentences
    • I crept into the kitchen where I buttered a slice of bread, peeled and quartered a pear, and cut a wedge of decadent Irish cheese.
    • Place 2 peeled quartered onions in 1 tbsp oil with 1 tsp butter, 1 tbsp small sage leaves and 1 tsp lemon zest.
    • In bottom of a deep roasting pan, place two quartered onions, four celery stalks, the carrots, bay leaves and white wine.
  • 2 (lodge) (Military)
    Example sentences
    • I was further shocked to find nine other boys quartered there.
    • Two companies of auxiliaries were stationed in the capital: F Company was quartered in Dublin Castle; and the Division's Depot Company was at Beggars Bush Barracks, in Ballybough.
    • In the relief camp, the women were quartered separately.


  • a quarter pound
    un cuarto de libra

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