quart

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French quart, from Latin quartus (one-fourth). Cognate with Spanish cuarto (quarter; room, quarters).

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quart (plural quarts)

  1. A unit of liquid capacity equal to two pints; one-fourth (quarter) of a gallon. Equivalent to 1.136 liters in the UK and 0.946 liter (liquid quart) or 1.101 liters (dry quart) in the U.S.
  2. (card games) Four successive cards of the same suit.
    • 1908, Cavendish, The laws of piquet adopted:
      A tierce major is good against any other tierce; a quart minor is good against a tierce major.
  3. (obsolete) A fourth; a quarter; hence, a region of the earth.

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Catalan[edit]

Catalan numbers (edit)
40[a], [b]
 ←  3 4 5  → [a], [b], [c]
    Cardinal: quatre
    Ordinal: quart
    Ordinal abbreviation: 4t
    Multiplier: quàdruple
Catalan Wikipedia article on 4

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quartus (fourth).

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quart (feminine quarta, masculine plural quarts, feminine plural quartes)

  1. (ordinal number) fourth

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Noun[edit]

quart m (plural quarts)

  1. (fractional number) quarter hour
  2. A political subdivision of the parishes La Massana, Ordino, and Sant Julià de Lòria in Andorra.
  3. (obsolete) barrel; unit of liquid measure equal to one-quarter of a pipe
  4. (paper) quarto; paper size
  5. (printing) quarto; book size
  6. (castells) a casteller on the fourth level of a castell

Usage notes[edit]

Particularly in Catalonia, it is common to tell time by counting quarters of the next hour. For example:

2:15 un quart de tres (= dos i quart)
2:30 dos quarts de tres (= dos i mitja)
2:45 tres quarts de tres (= tres menys quart = falta un quart per a les tres)

The equivalents given in parentheses are more common in Valencia and the Balearic Islands.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quārtus.

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French numbers (edit)
40
 ←  3 4 5  → 
    Cardinal: quatre
    Ordinal: quatrième
    Ordinal abbreviation: 4e, (nonstandard) 4ème
    Multiplier: quadruple
    Fractional: quart
French Wikipedia article on 4

quart (feminine quarte, masculine plural quarts, feminine plural quartes)

  1. (dated) fourth

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French numbers (edit)
 ←  3 4
    Cardinal: quatre
    Ordinal: quatrième
    Ordinal abbreviation: 4e, (nonstandard) 4ème
    Multiplier: quadruple
    Fractional: quart
French Wikipedia article on 4

quart m (plural quarts)

  1. quarter (fraction)
  2. shift (period of work)

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Middle French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

quart m (feminine singular quarte, masculine plural quarts, feminine plural quartes)

  1. fourth

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Norman[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French quart, from Latin quartus.

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quart m (plural quarts)

  1. (Guernsey) quarter (fraction)

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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Noun[edit]

quart m (plural quarts)

  1. (Jersey) watch

Old French[edit]

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quart m (oblique and nominative feminine singular quarte)

  1. fourth
    le quart jour
    the fourth day

Noun[edit]

quart m (oblique plural quarz or quartz, nominative singular quarz or quartz, nominative plural quart)

  1. quarter (1/4)
  2. fourth (the ordinal position corresponding to four)