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quart

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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From French quart, from Latin quartus (one-fourth).

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NounEdit

quart (plural quarts)

  1. A unit of liquid capacity equal to two pints; one-fourth (quarter) of a gallon. Equivalent to 1.136 liters in the UK and 0.946 liter (liquid quart) or 1.101 liters (dry quart) in the U.S.
  2. (card games) Four successive cards of the same suit.
    • 1908, Cavendish, The laws of piquet adopted
      A tierce major is good against any other tierce; a quart minor is good against a tierce major.
  3. (obsolete) A fourth; a quarter; hence, a region of the earth.
    • Spenser
      Camber did possess the western quart.

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CatalanEdit

Catalan ordinal numbers
 <  3r 4t 5è  > 
    Ordinal : quart
    Cardinal : quatre
    Multiplier : quàdruple

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quartus (fourth)

AdjectiveEdit

quart m (feminine quarta, masculine plural quarts, feminine plural quartes)

  1. (ordinal) fourth

Usage notesEdit

When quart is the ordinal number of a century or of a regnal name of a monarch or pope, it is written using Roman numerals following the noun. Thus Joan Quart is written Joan IV.

For most fractional numbers, the ordinal number is used to indicate the denominator of the fraction. Quart and its forms share the job of indicating fractional fourths with quarter and its forms. Exceptions to this rule include mig (half), terç (third), quarter (quarter), milionèsim (millionth), bilionèsim (billionth), ....

The feminine form of the ordinal is usually used as the collective noun for a set of like objects of that size. Instead of quart, qüern is used. Exceptions to the usual rule include parell (set of 2), qüern (set of 4), centenar (set of 100), grossa (set of 144), miler (set of 1000), and milenar (1000).

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NounEdit

quart m (plural quarts)

  1. quarter hour
  2. A political subdivision of the parishes La Massana, Ordino, and Sant Julià de Lòria in Andorra.
  3. (obsolete) barrel; unit of liquid measure equal to one-quarter of a pipe
  4. (paper) quarto; paper size
  5. (printing) quarto; book size

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quartus.

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NounEdit

quart m (plural quarts)

  1. quarter (fraction)

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GuernésiaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quartus.

NounEdit

quart m (plural quarts)

  1. quarter (fraction)

JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

quart m (plural quarts)

  1. watch

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AdjectiveEdit

quart m (feminine singular quarte, masculine plural quarts, feminine plural quartes)

  1. fourth

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Old FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

quart

  1. fourth

NounEdit

quart m (oblique plural quarz or quartz, nominative singular quarz or quartz, nominative plural quart)

  1. quarter (1/4)