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(a) quarter past

Definition of (a) quarter past

  1. :  15 minutes after (a stated hour) <The alarm went off at (a) quarter past six.>



Word by Word Definitions

quarterplay
  1. :  one of four equal parts into which something is divisible :  a fourth part

    :  any of various units of capacity or weight equal to or derived from one fourth of some larger unit

    :  any of various units of length or area equal to one fourth of some larger unit

  1. :  to cut or divide into four equal or nearly equal parts

    :  divide

    :  to provide with lodging or shelter

  1. :  consisting of or equal to a quarter

pastplay
  1. :  ago

    :  just gone or elapsed

    :  having existed or taken place in a period before the present :  bygone

  1. :  beyond the age for or of

    :  after

    :  at the farther side of :  beyond

  1. :  time gone by

    :  something that happened or was done in the past

    :  the past tense of a language

  1. :  so as to reach and go beyond a point near at hand


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