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  1. quarter

    • IPA[ˈk(w)ɔːtə]

    英式

    • 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
    • 相關詞

    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 first quarter of the fiscal year
    • a period of fifteen minutes or a point of time marking the transition from one fifteen-minute period to the next he sat with his pint until a quarter past nine
    • a coin representing 25 cents, a quarter 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 basketball, American football, and Australian Rules) 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 university year may be divided.
    • 2. one fourth of a pound weight (avoirdupois, equal to 4 ounces).
    • one fourth of a hundredweight (in the UK 28 lb or in the US 25 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 particular character or use 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 they lived in RAF married quarters 同義詞 accommodation, lodgings, rooms, chambers, place of residence, ... 更多
    • 7. pity or mercy shown towards 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
    • impose someone on (another person) as a lodger you would have had her quartered on you forever
    • 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, reconnoitre, 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.
    • adj.
      consisting of three quarters of something in terms of size, length, time, etc.: a three-quarter length cashmere coat
    • n.
      each of four players in a team positioned across the field behind the half backs: he was playing three-quarter for Blackheath
    • adv.
      to a size or extent of three quarters: three-quarter-grown rabbits

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a period of fifteen minutes.

    Oxford Dictionary

    • v.
      saw (a log) radially into quarters and then into boards: we quarter-saw the logs at our own mill quarter-sawn timber from the stand of white ash

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a photographic plate measuring 31/4 × 41/4 inches (c. 8.3 × 10.8 cm).

    Oxford Dictionary

    • v.
      saw (a log) radially into quarters and then into boards: a piece of quarter-sawn oak

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a period of fifteen minutes.

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • plural
      three of the four equal parts into which something may be divided: three quarters of an hour
    • adv.
      to the extent of three quarters: Vermont is more than three quarters woodland

    Oxford Dictionary

    • adj.
      consisting of three quarters of something (used especially with reference to size or length): a three-quarter length cashmere coat

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    美式

    • n.
      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
    • v.
      divide into four equal or corresponding parts: peel and quarter the bananas

    Oxford American Dictionary