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quarter

noun (n)

  • one of four equal parts (noun.quantity)
    Example:
    A quarter of a pound.
    source: wordnet30
  • a district of a city having some distinguishing character (noun.location)
    Example:
    The Latin Quarter.
    source: wordnet30
  • (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided (noun.time)
    Example:
    Both teams scored in the first quarter.
    source: wordnet30
  • a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour (noun.time)
    Example:
    It's a quarter til 4.
    A quarter after 4 o'clock.
    source: wordnet30
  • one of four periods into which the school year is divided (noun.time)
    Example:
    The fall quarter ends at Christmas.
    source: wordnet30
  • a fourth part of a year; three months (noun.time)
    Example:
    Unemployment fell during the last quarter.
    source: wordnet30
  • one of the four major division of the compass (noun.linkdef)
    Example:
    The wind is coming from that quarter.
    source: wordnet30
  • a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds) (noun.quantity)
    source: wordnet30
  • a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds) (noun.quantity)
    source: wordnet30
  • a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar (noun.possession)
    Example:
    He fed four quarters into the slot machine.
    source: wordnet30
  • an unspecified person (noun.person)
    Example:
    He dropped a word in the right quarter.
    source: wordnet30
  • the rear part of a ship (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: after part, poop, stern, tail
    source: wordnet30
  • piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent (noun.act)
    Example:
    He surrendered but asked for quarter.
    source: wordnet30
  • One of four equal parts into which anything is divided, or is regarded as divided; a fourth part or portion; as, a quarter of a dollar, of a pound, of a yard, of an hour, etc. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • provide housing for (military personnel) (verb.stative)
    Synonym: billet, canton
    source: wordnet30
  • pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him (verb.social)
    Example:
    In the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes.
    source: wordnet30
  • divide into quarters (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Quarter an apple.
    source: wordnet30
  • divide by four; divide into quarters (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • To divide into four equal parts. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To lodge; to have a temporary residence. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To drive a carriage so as to prevent the wheels from going into the ruts, or so that a rut shall be between the wheels. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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