Cut the pie into quarters.
an inch and a quarter
a quarter of a cup of sugar
He was three quarters of an hour early. Verb
The hunters quartered the deer.
We were quartered in log cabins at the camp. Adjective
a quarter acre of land
They live less than a quarter mile from us. See More
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Yum China reported below-expectations earnings for the latest quarter.—Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 29 Nov. 2023 Why? Futures for the precious metal have shot up 8% so far this quarter, with gold now fetching comfortably more than $2,000 a troy ounce.—Joe Wallace, WSJ, 29 Nov. 2023 The world’s largest retailer shipped one quarter of its U.S. imports from India between January and August this year, according to bill of lading figures shared with Reuters by data firm Import Yeti.—Reuters, NBC News, 29 Nov. 2023 Some estimates expect remote work to be embraced by nearly a quarter of workers by 2025, suggesting even less office space will be needed going forward.—Caleb Richter, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 The three adjacent lots that comprise the property together span almost a quarter of an acre and were acquired around 2000 for about $13 million.—Mark David, Robb Report, 29 Nov. 2023 The increase in deaths appears to have continued into 2023, with preliminary data for the first quarter showing that the death rate remained elevated.—Zoeann Murphy, Washington Post, 28 Nov. 2023 That was particularly true in Los Angeles County, home to roughly a quarter of the state’s total population.—Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 28 Nov. 2023 Despite YouTube’s dominant position, WIRED’s review found that YPP doesn’t let in creators from over a quarter of the world's 100 most populous countries, most of them in Africa.—Paresh Dave, WIRED, 28 Nov. 2023
Ingredients 1 small head green cabbage, cored, quartered, and finely shredded
1 oz.—Jonathan Miles, Field & Stream, 15 Nov. 2023 Images of the aircraft, which is being developed by Northrop Grumman, were posted to the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service website last week, showcasing the new bomber from both the front and from a quartering angle.—Michael Lee, Fox News, 17 Sep. 2023 They can successfully be defrosted and easily quartered to use in these pies as well.—Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 9 Sep. 2023 This process is preferred by backcountry hunters who quarter their deer in the field, slip the meat into game bags, and pack it back to camp or their trucks.—Natalie Krebs, Outdoor Life, 7 Sep. 2023 The Office of Vector Surveillance and Control is quartered on the 11th floor of the city’s Public Health Laboratory, a drab bastion of bureaucracy on First Avenue in Manhattan.—Andy Newman, New York Times, 29 Aug. 2023 That means broadside and quartering away shots only.—Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, 26 Aug. 2022 Killing a big bull at a steep quartering angle takes a very good cartridge, topped with a tough, deep-penetrating bullet.—Joseph Von Benedikt, Field & Stream, 3 Aug. 2023 Though there are some outliers, depending on the ingredient, the method is roughly the same: Halve or quarter the fruit.—Abra Berens, Bon Appétit, 24 July 2023
Last week, ProPublica published a comprehensive investigation detailing Clarence Thomas’s quarter-century friendship with Harlan Crow, a billionaire mega-donor for conservative causes and Republican candidates.—Matt Ford, The New Republic, 10 Apr. 2023 For larger fish, the 60- and 30-pound options weigh in half-ounce increments while the 15-pound will do quarter-ounce increments.—Max Inchausti, Field & Stream, 10 Apr. 2023 The festival will celebrate its quarter century of operation by programming a selection of films that have not previously played in Udine, but which are among titles that inspired Italian interest in Asian contemporary cinema.—Patrick Frater, Variety, 5 Apr. 2023 An annual robotics competition called the RoboCup was established more than a quarter-century ago.—Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 4 Apr. 2023 Every bit of dirt that comes out of that site is actually sent through a quarter-inch mesh screen.—Alexa Gagosz, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Apr. 2023 The ambitious program caps BMOP’s quarter-century celebration with three New York premieres commissioned, premiered and recorded by BMOP: the Grawemeyer Award-winning pieces Play by Andrew Norman and A Thousand Mountains, A Million Streams by Lei Liang and In medias res by Lisa Bielawa.—Roger Sands, Forbes, 1 Apr. 2023 With launch control engaged, the M3 Competition xDrive arrives at 60 mph in a blistering 2.8 seconds and the quarter-mile passes in 11.0 seconds at 124 mph.—Marc Urbano, Car and Driver, 31 Mar. 2023 If banks do pull back on lending in the coming months, that could slow the economy and possibly act as the equivalent of an additional quarter-point rate hike, Powell said.—Christopher Rugaber, ajc, 22 Mar. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin quartarius, from quartus fourth