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  1. quarter

    • IPA[ˈkwôrdər]

    美式

    • n.
      each of four equal or corresponding parts into which something is or can be divided;a period of three months regarded as one fourth of a year, used especially in reference to financial transactions such as the payment of bills or a company's earnings
    • v.
      divide into four equal or corresponding parts;cut (the body of an executed person) into four parts
    • verb: quarter, 3rd person present: quarters, gerund or present participle: quartering, past tense: quartered, past participle: quartered

    • noun: quarter, plural noun: quarters

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. each of four equal or corresponding parts into which something is or can be divided she cut each apple into quarters a page and a quarter
    • a period of three months regarded as one fourth of a year, used especially in reference to financial transactions such as the payment of bills or a company's earnings the payment for each quarter's electricity is made in the next quarter
    • a period of fifteen minutes or a point of time marking the transition from one fifteen-minute period to the next the baby was born at a quarter past nine
    • a coin representing 25 cents, one fourth of a US or Canadian dollar.
    • each of the four parts into which an animal's or bird's carcass may be divided, each including a leg or wing.
    • one fourth of a lunar month.
    • (in various sports) each of four equal periods into which a game is divided there were four scores in the opening quarter
    • US one of four terms into which a school or college year may be divided.
    • 2. one fourth of a pound (avoirdupois, equal to 4 ounces).
    • one fourth of a hundredweight (US 25 lb or British 28 lb).
    • British a grain measure equivalent to 8 bushels.
    • 3. the haunches or hindquarters of a horse they have strong, muscular quarters
    • 4. a part of a town or city having a specific character or use it is a beautiful port city with a fascinating medieval quarter 同義詞 district, area, region, part, side, ... 更多
    • 5. the direction of one of the points of the compass, especially as a direction from which the wind blows.
    • a particular but unspecified person, group of people, or area we have just had help from an unexpected quarter 同義詞 source, direction, place, point, spot, ... 更多
    • either side of a ship aft of the beam he trained his glasses over the starboard quarter
    • 6. rooms or lodgings, especially those allocated to people in military or domestic service the servants' quarters 同義詞 accommodation, lodgings, rooms, chambers, place of residence, ... 更多
    • 7. pity or mercy shown toward an enemy or opponent who is in one's power the riot squad gave no quarter 同義詞 mercy, leniency, clemency, lenity, compassion, ... 更多
    • 8. each of four or more roughly equal divisions of a shield separated by vertical and horizontal lines.
    • a square charge which covers the top left (dexter chief) quarter of the field.

    動詞

    • 1. divide into four equal or corresponding parts peel and quarter the bananas
    • historical cut (the body of an executed person) into four parts the plotters were hanged, drawn, and quartered
    • cut (a log) into quarters, and these into planks so as to show the grain well.
    • 2. be stationed or lodged in a specified place many were quartered in tents 同義詞 accommodate, house, board, lodge, give accommodation to, ... 更多
    • 3. range over or traverse (an area) in every direction we watched a pair of kingfishers quartering the river looking for minnows 同義詞 patrol, range over, tour, reconnoiter, traverse, ... 更多
    • move at an angle; go in a diagonal or zigzag direction his young dog quartered back and forth in quick turns
    • 4. display (different coats of arms) in quarters of a shield, especially to show arms inherited from heiresses who have married into the bearer's family Edward III quartered the French royal arms with his own
    • divide (a shield) into four or more parts by vertical and horizontal lines.