(a) quarter after

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

  1. used as the first part of a compound to indicate an event or entity that follows or results from the thing denoted by the second part of the compound

  2. used as the first part of a compound to indicate an event or entity of the same nature as the thing denoted by the second part of the compound but which follows that event or entity and is less intense or significant

  3. the rear or lower part


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