"quarter" in the noun sense
1. one-fourth, fourth, one-quarter, quarter, fourth part, twenty-five percent, quartern
one of four equal parts
"a quarter of a pound"
a district of a city having some distinguishing character
"the Latin Quarter"
football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided
"both teams scored in the first quarter"
a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour
"it's a quarter til 4"
"a quarter after 4 o'clock"
one of four periods into which the school year is divided
"the fall quarter ends at Christmas"
a fourth part of a year three months
"unemployment fell during the last quarter"
one of the four major division of the compass
"the wind is coming from that quarter"
a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar
"he fed four quarters into the slot machine"
an unspecified person
"he dropped a word in the right quarter"
12. stern, after part, quarter, poop, tail
the rear part of a ship
piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp
clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent
"he surrendered but asked for quarter"
"quarter" in the verb sense
1. quarter, billet, canton
provide housing for (military personnel)
2. draw, quarter, draw and quarter
pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
"in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes"
divide into quarters
"quarter an apple"
divide by four divide into quarters
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