quarter

quarter noun கால் பாகம்.

1 one of four equal parts of something; ¼:

  • a mile and a quarter
  • The film starts in three quarters of an hour.
2 three months:

  • You get a telephone bill every quarter.
3 a part of a town:

  • the Chinese quarter
(a) quarter past (British) 15 minutes after the hour:

  • It’s quarter past two.
  • I’ll meet you at a quarter past.

In American English you say a quarter after:

  • It’s a quarter after seven.
(a) quarter to (British) 15 minutes before the hour:

  • It’s quarter to nine.

In American English you say a quarter of:

  • It’s a quarter of four now.

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