Definitions of quarter:
  • noun:   piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp
  • noun:   a district of a city having some distinguishing character
    Example: "The Latin Quarter"
  • noun:   an unspecified person
    Example: "He dropped a word in the right quarter"
  • noun:   a United States coin worth one fourth of a dollar
    Example: "He fed four quarters into the slot machine"
  • noun:   a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
  • noun:   a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
  • noun:   one of the four major division of the compass
    Example: "The wind is coming from that quarter"
  • noun:   a fourth part of a year; three months
    Example: "Unemployment fell during the last quarter"
  • noun:   one of four periods into which the school year is divided
    Example: "The fall quarter ends at Christmas"
  • noun:   a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour
    Example: "It's a quarter til 4"
  • noun:   one of four periods of play into which some games are divided
    Example: "Both teams scored in the first quarter"
  • noun:   the rear part of a ship
  • noun:   one of four equal parts
    Example: "A quarter of a pound"
  • verb:   provide housing for (military personnel)
  • verb:   divide by four; divide into quarters
  • verb:   divide into quarters
    Example: "Quarter an apple"
  • verb:   pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
    Example: "In the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes"

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