Meaning of QUARTER in English

QUARTER

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(a) quarter of an hour (= fifteen minutes )

Mum was gone for about a quarter of an hour.

a quarter of seven (= 6.45 )

It’s a quarter of seven .

first/second etc quarter earnings (= the amount a company earns during one of the four periods of three months that make up a financial year )

The company’s fourth quarter earnings are excellent.

hind legs/feet/quarters/limbs

married quarters (= where soldiers live with their wives )

Can a soldier’s wife continue to live in married quarters if her husband leaves her?

quarter day

quarter note

quarter sessions

three quarters of an hour (= forty-five minutes )

The journey takes three quarters of an hour.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

close

Flights in close quarters can also lead to back pain, swollen ankles, leg cramps and psychological distress.

There tactics were strongly influenced by reliance on line formation and fire-power, as against attack at close quarters .

At close quarters a rifle is almost useless.

They do not want to be reminded of their own ageing by the evident blooming of youth at such close quarters .

His eyes searching hers from very close quarters , he chuckled when she hastily lowered her lashes.

The girl must have been, as Martha had said, stagestruck: she had wanted to see Désirée at close quarters .

He had observed Franklin Roosevelt at close quarters and absorbed many of his techniques.

final

There was improvement in all Commercial lines when compared with both the first and the final quarters of 1992.

The 49ers had a 35-21 lead with three seconds gone in the final quarter , and that was enough.

Not until the final quarter did the home side recover their composure, by which time it was way too late.

Invoice might be, for example, the cost of electricity used during the final quarter of the year.

Geest warned in the autumn that oversupply in the final quarter of 1995 would severely hamper its full-year bottom line.

Quarterback Terrence Bryant, who sat out the final quarter , completed 17 of 25 passes for 224 yards and two scores.

fiscal

Motorola made its prediction after announcing a 19 per cent fall in orders during its fourth fiscal quarter .

The chip maker said it expects to report disappointing results for its fiscal third quarter ending Dec. 31.

He sees turnover accelerating from the 15% growth recorded in the 1993 fiscal second quarter to March.

Silicon Graphics said its earnings for the fiscal second quarter ended Dec. 31 would fall short of expectations.

Santa Clara-based 3Com Corp. yesterday posted record profits and sales for the third fiscal quarter ended February 29.

The company earned $ 373 million, or 60 cents a share, in the fiscal second quarter a year earlier.

Microsoft said profit from operations rose 45 percent in its second fiscal quarter ending in December.

living

Hamilton had disappeared through the connecting passage which led to their living quarters .

The living quarters of servants undoubtedly improved.

Telegraph poles push up into the living quarters protecting folk from the fickle rising seas.

But the park's present elephants are eager to inspect their £250,000 living quarters before they move in.

Denise Johnson, who was in her 30s, was murdered in the living quarters of her city centre pub.

We visited the chapel and then headed for the living quarters .

There's a farm manager and his wife, who have their own cottage, with attached living quarters for two men.

Their offices faced right on to our living quarters and they were always staring at us.

■ NOUN

century

A lowering of standards is generally noted, however, in the last quarter century .

One sign of sluggish growth came during the holidays, as retailers reported the smallest sales gains in a quarter century .

Some remarkable men are now being freed after a quarter century in prison.

The estimated median age of marriage has continued to rise over the past quarter century .

The real point is that competition for the region has changed over the past quarter century from military to economic.

This was 1869, a quarter century before the great bicycle boom, a time before bicycles were bicycles at all.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

at close quarters

From our hiding place we were able to observe the animals at close quarters.

This was the first time I had seen such poverty at close quarters.

As the family kept vigil, the children saw at close quarters the stubborn determination of their stepmother.

At close quarters a rifle is almost useless.

Harry and I were tall and strong, not easy to attack at close quarters.

He wishes to inspect at close quarters all the actors in this drama.

I had seen it happen at close quarters because I am his caddie.

The battle continued at close quarters.

The girl must have been, as Martha had said, stagestruck: she had wanted to see Désirée at close quarters.

There tactics were strongly influenced by reliance on line formation and fire-power, as against attack at close quarters.

living quarters

But the park's present elephants are eager to inspect their £250,000 living quarters before they move in.

Hamilton had disappeared through the connecting passage which led to their living quarters.

I tend to be work-oriented and my living quarters seem to have shrunk, year by year, to this miniature state.

The living quarters of servants undoubtedly improved.

The teens, agitated by their restriction, were randomly leaving their living quarters and vehemently hurling obscenities and spitting at staff.

They were transferring it to living quarters attached to the hospital.

To those used to claustrophobic living quarters and the isolation of island living, a mini-Bio2 seems positively charming.

We visited the chapel and then headed for the living quarters.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Cut the sandwiches into quarters.

Houston was ahead by 15 points at the end of the first quarter .

She was back in Michigan in time to teach spring quarter .

The article is about two and a quarter pages long.

The company's profits rose in the first quarter of the year.

The Dahdah palace is in the old Jewish quarter of Damascus.

We rented a house in the Creole quarter of New Orleans.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Cut into quarters and arrange around brioche slices.

Group profits slumped by 40 percent to £16.9 million last year, of which houses contributed three-quarters and development, a quarter .

He sprinted 83 yards for the decisive touchdown in the fourth quarter .

It's valued at a quarter of a million pounds.

Maybe a couple hours of quarter slots.

The temple of Hera was built in the second quarter of the century, clearly under mainland influence.

The town was a cluster of different quarters, all living in fear of massacre.

There were 327 children on the list on April 1, an increase of just two on the previous quarter .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

million

Simsmetal had previously reported a 10. 1 percent gain to A $ 14. 6 million in first quarter profit.

The company lost $ 3. 4 million in the first quarter on sales of $ 7. 6 million.

percent

Revenue from continuing business rose 22 percent in the fourth quarter from a year ago.

The gross margin was 20. 7 percent in the fourth quarter .

Real final sales, which exclude the effects of inventory changes, rose 3. 5 percent in the third quarter .

For three consecutive quarters in 1999, sales were up more than 10 percent .

second

Gamble Co. and by Parker Hannifin Corp., which posted lower-than-expected fiscal second-quarter earnings.

The rise was led by Linear Technology Corp., which reported stronger-than-expected fiscal second-quarter earnings.

year

Sales rose 11 percent from the $ 2. 83 billion posted in the year-ago quarter .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

at close quarters

From our hiding place we were able to observe the animals at close quarters.

This was the first time I had seen such poverty at close quarters.

As the family kept vigil, the children saw at close quarters the stubborn determination of their stepmother.

At close quarters a rifle is almost useless.

Harry and I were tall and strong, not easy to attack at close quarters.

He wishes to inspect at close quarters all the actors in this drama.

I had seen it happen at close quarters because I am his caddie.

The battle continued at close quarters.

The girl must have been, as Martha had said, stagestruck: she had wanted to see Désirée at close quarters.

There tactics were strongly influenced by reliance on line formation and fire-power, as against attack at close quarters.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Quarter two large apples.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

In the last few years Janir had quartered my involvement in sports, music and writing.

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