Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to, consisting of, or extending to three fourths of the usual full length.
  • adjective Depicting the subject turned slightly from a full frontal view.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Involving anything three fourths of its normal size or proportions; specifically, noting a size of portraiture measuring 30 inches by 25, or a portrait delineated to the hips only.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Paint.) Measuring thirty inches by twenty-five; -- said of portraitures.
  • adjective a portrait showing the figure to the hips only.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of three fourths of the usual dimension
  • adjective of a portrait with the subject turned slightly away from a frontal view
  • noun rugby A player positioned between the half-backs and the full-backs (properly a three-quarter back)

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Examples

  • We used to try to get into Anfield at three-quarter time and make sure you were back with the cars at the end of the match.

    David Fairclough | Small Talk

  • St. John's had a lot to do with how poorly Duke played, using a three-quarter court trap to force the Blue Devils into low percentage passes that almost all seemed to either be stolen by St. John's or just thrown away.

    No. 3 Duke Stunned

  • Collins, who is making rather a statement here with his luxurious fur-lined coat, is frequently shown in three-quarter profile, possibly to disguise the prominent bulge on the right side of his forehead.

    Carolyn Vega: Photographing the Granddaddy of Detective Fiction

  • When Suzanne Lenglen, the predictably glamorous French tennis star of the 1920s often dressed by Jean Patou, wore a knee-length dress with three-quarter sleeves to win Wimbledon in 1919, she opened the flood gates of "risqué" tennis fashion, which soon included Helen Jacobs in shorts at Forest Hills in 1933 and Gussy Moran in those much-photographed lace knickers beneath her tennis skirt at Wimbledon in 1949.

    Serving an Ace on the Courts

  • Collins, who is making rather a statement here with his luxurious fur-lined coat, is frequently shown in three-quarter profile, possibly to disguise the prominent bulge on the right side of his forehead.

    Carolyn Vega: Photographing the Granddaddy of Detective Fiction

  • Collins, who is making rather a statement here with his luxurious fur-lined coat, is frequently shown in three-quarter profile, possibly to disguise the prominent bulge on the right side of his forehead.

    Carolyn Vega: Photographing the Granddaddy of Detective Fiction

  • The man behind, shown full face and drinking from a lifted jar, has faded into darkness, while at left a boy, whose downcast, three-quarter glance is highlighted by a stream of light, hesitantly grasps the proffered goblet.

    The Compassionate Scoundrel

  • Ms. De Laurentiis likes her cooking blouses fitted so the fabric doesn't snag, and she favors three-quarter sleeves.

    Kitchen Couture When Cooking for Guests

  • Collins, who is making rather a statement here with his luxurious fur-lined coat, is frequently shown in three-quarter profile, possibly to disguise the prominent bulge on the right side of his forehead.

    Carolyn Vega: Photographing the Granddaddy of Detective Fiction

  • Collins, who is making rather a statement here with his luxurious fur-lined coat, is frequently shown in three-quarter profile, possibly to disguise the prominent bulge on the right side of his forehead.

    Carolyn Vega: Photographing the Granddaddy of Detective Fiction

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