quarter of an hour

quarter of an hour

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  • quarter of an hour — noun Fifteen minutes. Syn: quarter hour …   Wiktionary

  • quarter of an hour — period of 15 minutes, 1/4 of an hour …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hour — W1S1 [auə US aur] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(60 minutes)¦ 2¦(business/work etc)¦ 3 (work) long/regular etc hours 4¦(time of day)¦ 5¦(long time)¦ 6¦(o clock)¦ 7 1300/1530/1805 etc hours 8 by the hour/from hour to hour 9 lunch/din …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quarter — 1. Practice varies in the hyphenation of quarter in compounds, and the following forms are recommended: quarter day, quarterdeck, quarter final, quarter hour (but a quarter of an hour), quarter light, quartermaster, quarter sessions. 2. The BrE… …   Modern English usage

  • quarter-hour — ► NOUN 1) (also quarter of an hour) a period of fifteen minutes. 2) a point of time fifteen minutes before or after a full hour of the clock …   English terms dictionary

  • quarter-hour — [kwôrt′ər our′] n. 1. fifteen minutes 2. the point marking the first quarter or third quarter of an hour …   English World dictionary

  • hour — [ aur ] noun *** ▸ 1 60 minutes of time ▸ 2 a long time ▸ 3 time in which you do something ▸ 4 particular time of day ▸ 5 point in history/life ▸ 6 exact time ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count a period of time that consists of 60 minutes. 30 minutes is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Quarter bells — are the bells that the clock mechanism strikes on each passing quarter of the hour. Often, as in the case of Big Ben, a different tune is played for each quarter. This enables people to be able to tell the time, without actually having to be… …   Wikipedia

  • quarter — quar|ter1 W2S1 [ˈkwo:tə US ˈkwo:rtər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(amount)¦ 2¦(part of an hour)¦ 3¦(money)¦ 4¦(three months)¦ 5¦(sport)¦ 6¦(part of a city)¦ 7¦(home)¦ 8¦(college)¦ 9¦(moon)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quarter — I UK [ˈkwɔː(r)tə(r)] / US [ˈkwɔrtər] noun Word forms quarter : singular quarter plural quarters *** 1) [countable] maths one of four equal parts of something quarter of: Over a quarter of our income goes on food. Nearly three quarters of the… …   English dictionary

  • quarter — quar|ter1 [ kwɔrtər ] noun *** ▸ 1 one of four equal parts ▸ 2 coin worth 25 cents ▸ 3 part of town ▸ 4 particular person/group ▸ 5 kind behavior ▸ 6 unit of weight 1. ) count one of four equal parts of something: quarter of: Over a quarter of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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