Three-quarter
Three-quarter Three"-quar`ter, a. (Paint.) Measuring thirty inches by twenty-five; -- said of portraitures. [1913 Webster]

{Three-quarter length}, a portrait showing the figure to the hips only. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • three-quarter — three quarter, three quarters The noun expressing a fraction is three quarters (with hyphen). The adjectival form is three quarter (e.g. a three quarter length coat), and this is also the form for the players in a rugby team …   Modern English usage

  • three-quarter — adj [only before noun] three quarters of the full size, length etc of something ▪ a three quarter violin ▪ a three quarter length coat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • three-quarter — /three kwawr teuhr/, adj. 1. consisting of or involving three quarters of a whole or of the usual length: a blouse with a three quarter sleeve. 2. (of a portrait) showing the face as seen from in front and somewhat to the side: a three quarter… …   Universalium

  • three-quarter — three′ quar′ter adj. 1) consisting of or involving three quarters of a whole or of the usual length: a three quarter sleeve[/ex] 2) showing the face or an object as seen from in front and somewhat to the side: a three quarter view[/ex] •… …   From formal English to slang

  • three-quarter — adjective used for describing something that is three quarters of the normal length or size of something: a three quarter length sleeve …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • three-quarter — [thrē′kwôrt′ər] adj. 1. of or involving three fourths 2. showing the face intermediate between profile and full face [a three quarter portrait] …   English World dictionary

  • three-quarter — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ consisting of three quarters of something in terms of length, angle, time, etc. ► NOUN Rugby ▪ each of four players in a team positioned across the field behind the halfbacks …   English terms dictionary

  • three-quarter — also three quarter ADJ: ADJ n You can use three quarter to describe something which is three fourths of the usual size or three fourths of a standard measurement. Choose short or three quarter sleeves for summer. ...a session which lasted one and …   English dictionary

  • three-quarter — I. adjective or three quarters ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ 1. a. : of, relating to, or being a painted portrait measuring 30 by 25 inches or one showing the figure down to the hips only b. : of, relating to, or being a photographic portrait …   Useful english dictionary

  • three-quarter — /θri ˈkwɔtə / (say three kwawtuh) adjective 1. consisting of or involving three quarters of a whole. 2. Rugby Football of or relating to a three quarter. –noun 3. Rugby Football one of the four players in the three quarter line …   Australian English dictionary

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