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EtymologyEdit

From French quart, from Latin quartus (one-fourth). Cognate with Spanish cuarto (quarter; room, quarters).

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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.

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CatalanEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quartus (fourth).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. 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
  6. (castells) a casteller on the fourth level of a castell

Usage notesEdit

Particularly in Catalonia, it is common to tell time by counting quarters of the next hour. For example:

2:15 un quart de tres (= dos i quart)
2:30 dos quarts de tres (= dos i mitja)
2:45 tres quarts de tres (= tres menys quart = falta un quart per a les tres)

The equivalents given in parentheses are more common in Valencia and the Balearic Islands.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quārtus.

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French numbers (edit)
40
 ←  3 4 5  → 
    Cardinal: quatre
    Ordinal: quatrième
    Multiplier: quadruple
    Fractional: quart

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

  1. (dated) fourth

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NounEdit

French numbers (edit)
 ←  3 4
    Cardinal: quatre
    Ordinal: quatrième
    Multiplier: quadruple
    Fractional: quart

quart m (plural quarts)

  1. quarter (fraction)
  2. (Quebec) shift (period of work)

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Middle FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. fourth

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NormanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French quart, from Latin quartus.

NounEdit

quart m (plural quarts)

  1. (Guernsey) quarter (fraction)

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

quart m (plural quarts)

  1. (Jersey) watch

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AdjectiveEdit

quart m (oblique and nominative feminine singular quarte)

  1. fourth
    le quart jour
    the fourth day

NounEdit

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

  1. quarter (1/4)
  2. fourth (the ordinal position corresponding to four)