a fourth part of a whole
15 minutes before or after an hour
25 cents; fourth parts of a dollar
three months, especially used for making payments
accommodation, especially for soldiers
direction; district; part of a town
person or group of people
one fourth of a lunar month; position of the moon at the end of the first and third of these
mercy shown towards an enemy who has surrendered or to an opponent who is in one's power
cut or divide into four parts
provide lodgings for (especially soldiers)
"a quarter of a pound"
"the Latin Quarter"
"both teams scored in the first quarter"
"it's a quarter til 4"
"a quarter after 4 o'clock"
"the fall quarter ends at Christmas"
"unemployment fell during the last quarter"
"the wind is coming from that quarter"
"he fed four quarters into the slot machine"
"he dropped a word in the right quarter"
"he surrendered but asked for quarter"
"in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes"
"quarter an apple"
Garnish with a Seville orange cut in quarters.
出自： H. Glasse
He has a good quarter of it drunk..by this stage.
出自： M. Binchy
I think there's enough..If we just quarter the tomatoes.
出自： K. O
They were quartered throughout the war in Smith's hotel.
My wife's mother has decided to quarter herself upon us.
The troops were quartered on the inhabitants.
That night, together with a high officer,I was quartered on a peasant.
误 We must find a quarter before nightfall.
正 We must find quarters before nightfall.
误 They waited for a quarter, but no bus came in sight.
正 They waited for a quarter of an hour, but no bus came in sight.
析 当quarter表示时间“一刻”,不能只说a quarter,须接介词of,应该说a quarter of an hour。
误 The scheme met with criticisms from all quarter.
正 The scheme met with criticisms from all quarters.
析 quarter作“方面”解时是可数名词,表示“各方面”应说all quarters。
误 He refused to give quarters to his foe.
正 He refused to give quarter to his foe.