Definition of Three-quarter

1. Adjective. of three fourths of the usual dimension ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a portrait) with the subject turned slightly away from a frontal view ¹

3. Noun. (rugby) A player positioned between the half-backs and the full-backs (properly a three-quarter back) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Three-quarter

three-piece suit
three-point landing
three-point line
three-point lines
three-point shot
three-point switch
three-point turn
three-quarter (current term)
three-quarter back
three-quarter backs
three-quarter bathroom
three-quarter bathrooms
three-quarter binding
three-quarter brother
three-quarter brothers
three-quarter sibling
three-quarter siblings
three-quarter sister
three-quarter sisters
three-seeded mercury

Literary usage of Three-quarter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett, David Jardine by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett, David Jardine (1816)
"Tell whom you lived with three quarter« of a year.—1 cannot rightly tell. Mr. Just. Clive. How long together?— Headland. It might be a quarter of a year ..."

2. Sporting Magazine (1793)
"... a half — _ — 10 3 g Two inches and three quarters — — 10 5 • 4' Two inches, three quarter», and half a quarter — ю 6 z Three inches and half a quarter . ..."

3. Book Auction Records by Frank Karslake (1904)
"When at the Charterhouse, portraits of him were usually made only in three quarter or full-face, and in the present case the drawing was made without his ..."

4. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and by John Smith (1831)
"Portrait of Sir Thomas Hanmer, cf Hanmer, in Flintshire, cup-bearer to Charles I.; a gentleman about thirty years of age, represented in a three-quarter ..."

5. The Bookman (1895)
"4 vols., 8vo, cloth label title, gilt top, $6.00 ; in three-quarter calf, gilt top, $12.00 ; in three-quarter levant, gilt top, $15.00. ..."

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