(a) quarter after

Definition of (a) quarter after

US
:15 minutes after (a stated hour)
  • The alarm went off at (a) quarter after six.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : 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

  2. : divide

  3. : to provide with lodging or shelter

  1. : consisting of or equal to a quarter

after play
  1. : following in time or place : afterward, behind, later

  1. : behind in place

  2. : subsequent to in time or order

  3. : subsequent to and in view of

  1. : subsequently to the time when

  1. : later in time

  2. : located toward the rear and especially toward the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft

  1. used with a present participle to indicate action completed and especially just completed

  1. : afternoon


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