(a) quarter of (a given hour in time)

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(a) quarter of (a given hour in time)

A quarter of an hour (15 minutes) before the named hour in time (e.g., "quarter of six" would mean 5:45). Primarily heard in US. A: "What time does the movie start?" B: "Not until a quarter of eight, so we've got plenty of time!" I thought I'd be home already, but with this traffic, it'll be quarter of before I'm back.
See also: given, hour, of, quarter
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A quarter of 11 to 16-year-olds have had to cope with someone having an asthma attack and a third have dealt with a head injury.
More than a quarter of 11 to 18-year-olds have visited adult websites, while 11% of the same age group had been involved in explicit chats.
Carolina had led in the fourth quarter of 11 of their first 12 games, winning only six of them and clearly tired of throwing away more leads than Barbara Woodhouse, they haven't given themselves the worry for the last two.
A quarter of 11 to 16-year-olds have had their mobile stolen and a third have been bullied.
Internet Gold is expected to report earnings for the November 2006 quarter of 11 cents, up 450% from the same quarter in 2005.
A QUARTER of 11 year olds cannot read' is one of many inaccurate statements made about child literacy rates.
CAROLINA have led in the fourth quarter of 11 of their 12 games, but lost five of those matches
Nearly a quarter of 11 to 16-year-olds have part-time jobs earning an average pounds 27.