quar·​ter·​fi·​nal | \ ˌkwȯ(r)-tər-ˈfī-nᵊl How to pronounce quarterfinal (audio) \

Definition of quarterfinal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 quarterfinals plural : a quarterfinal round
2 : a quarterfinal match



Definition of quarterfinal (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : immediately preceding the semifinal in an elimination tournament
2 : of or participating in a quarterfinal

Other Words from quarterfinal


quarterfinalist \ ˌkwȯ(r)-​tər-​ˈfī-​nᵊl-​ist How to pronounce quarterfinal (audio) \ noun

Examples of quarterfinal in a Sentence

Noun He lost in the quarterfinal.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The same can be said about Maryland possibly playing Virginia in a quarterfinal if the Cavaliers first defeat Brown. Mike Preston, Baltimore Sun, 9 May 2022 The match ended with Kilbane taking his 1-0 lead to the quarterfinal. cleveland, 11 Mar. 2022 Djokovic, who will open play on Centre Court Monday against unseeded Kwon Soon-woo of South Korea, has not played an official match since his deflating, frankly mystifying loss to Nadal in a French Open quarterfinal. New York Times, 26 June 2022 That was a 4-3 loss to Edwardsville in the third-place game, which interestingly featured many of the players involved in a 2017 Illinois Elementary School Association state quarterfinal, which Edwardsville won 3-1. Matt Le Cren, Chicago Tribune, 15 June 2022 Soccer UEFA Champions League quarterfinal, Liverpool versus Benfica, noon CBS; CONCACAF Champions League semifinal, New York City FC versus Seattle Sounders FC, 6 p.m. Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2022 Sweden plays Canada in the other quarterfinal in Tampere. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 25 May 2022 In the other quarterfinal, Carmel finished with 10 hits and scored at least one run in all six innings at the plate. Tom Moor, The Indianapolis Star, 24 May 2022 In the other quarterfinal, Atlético Madrid was held to a 0-0 draw by Manchester City, which is through to the semis, thanks to its 1-0 win in the first leg at home. San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Kyrgios' deepest run previously at Wimbledon in singles was a quarterfinal appearance in 2014. Toyloy Brown Iii, USA TODAY, 10 July 2022 The Galaxy are chasing their third quarterfinal appearance in nine tournament tries. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2022 However, this season was vastly different with 12 county victories, a regional title and at least a state quarterfinal appearance. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 18 May 2022 Liberty Hill is making its fifth straight state quarterfinal appearance. David Hinojosa, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Dec. 2021 Michigan, meanwhile, will return to Ann Arbor looking to build on its second quarterfinal appearance in three seasons. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 26 Nov. 2021 On the one hand, Fredette and his team had an amazing season in 2010-11 — a season that culminated in a quarterfinal appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Nov. 2021 Halep won, 6-3, 6-1, to reach the third round for the first time since a quarterfinal appearance in 2016. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Sep. 2021 Loyola will be searching for its first NCAA quarterfinal appearance since 2015. baltimoresun.com, 14 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of quarterfinal


1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Jul 2022

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“Quarterfinal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quarterfinal. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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