1 one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound" [syn: one-fourth, fourth, fourth part, twenty-five percent, quartern]
2 a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter"
3 one of four periods of play into which some games are divided; "both teams scored in the first quarter"
4 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"
5 one of four periods into which the school year is divided; "the fall quarter ends at Christmas"
6 a fourth part of a year; three months; "unemployment fell during the last quarter"
7 one of the four major division of the compass; "the wind is coming from that quarter"
8 a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
9 a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
10 a United States coin worth one fourth of a dollar; "he fed four quarters into the slot machine"
11 an unspecified person; "he dropped a word in the right quarter"
13 piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp
2 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" [syn: draw, draw and quarter]
3 divide into quarters; "quarter an apple"
4 divide by four; divide into quarters
EtymologyVia from quartus
- Rhymes: -ɔː(r)tə(r)
- Any one of four equal parts into which something has been divided.
- (United States and Canada) A coin worth 25 cents.
- A period of three consecutive months.
- A section or area (of a town, etc.).
- Accommodation granted to a defeated opponent
- "Sir, they have asked for quarter." "Have they? Well, we will give no quarter."
- An old English measure of corn, containing 8 bushels.
- 1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and
Prices in England, volume 4, p. 204.
- One of these is 1 Hen. V, cap. 10, defining the quarter of corn to be eight struck bushels, and putting fines on purveyors who take more.
- 1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, volume 4, p. 204.
- An old English measure of cloth, nine inches or four nails
one of four equal parts
- Albanian: çerek
- Catalan: quart
- Chinese: 四分之一 (sì fēn zhīyī)
- Croatian: četvrt
- Czech: čtvrt
- Danish: kvart
- Dutch: kwart
- Esperanto: kvarono
- Estonian: neljandik
- Finnish: neljännes, neljäsosa
- French: quart, quartier
- German: Viertel
- Greek: τέταρτο
- Hebrew: רבע
- Hungarian: negyed
- Icelandic: fjórðungur
- Indonesian: seperempat
- Interlingua: quarto, quarte parte
- Irish: ceathrú
- Italian: quarto
- Japanese: 四分の一 (よんぶんのいち, yombun-no-ichi), 四半 (shihan), 四半分 (shihanbun)
- Korean: 사본의 일 (sabunui il)
- Kurdish: چارهک
- Lithuanian: ketvirtadalis, ketvirtis
- Malayalam: കാല് (kaal)
- Persian: (charak)
- Polish: ćwierć
- Portuguese: quarto , quarta parte
- Romanian: sfert
- Russian: четверть (čétvért’)
- Spanish: cuarto
- Swedish: fjärdedel , kvart , kvarts
- Telugu: పావు భాగం (paavu bhaagaM), నాలుగో వంతు (naalugO vaMtu)
coin worth 25 cents
period of three months
- Czech: čtvrtletí, kvartál
- Danish: kvatal
- Dutch: kwartaal, trimester
- Finnish: neljännesvuosi
- French: trimestre
- German: Quartal
- Hebrew: רבעון
- Icelandic: fjórðungur
- Indonesian: kuartal
- Interlingua: trimestre
- Japanese: ４半期 / 四半期 (しはんき, shihanki)
- Lithuanian: ketvirtis
- Persian: (fasl)
- Polish: kwartał
- Portuguese: trimestre
- Russian: квартал (kvartál)
- Spanish: trimestre
- Swedish: kvartal
- Telugu: త్రైమాసికం (traimaasikaM)
section of a town
- To divide into quarters.
- To provide housing for military personnel or other equipment.
- Quarter the horses in the third stable.
Quarter may refer to:
- Quarter (academic), a division of an academic year lasting from 8 to 12 weeks
- Quarter (United States coin), valued at one-fourth of a U.S. dollar
- Quarter (Canadian coin), valued at one-fourth of a Canadian dollar
- Quarter day, in British and Irish tradition, one of four dates in each year on which rents, etc. were due
- Quartering (heraldry), joining several coats of arms on one shield partitioned in four
- "Quarters", a drinking game
- Academic Quarter, term used by nordic universities for the 15 minutes between the defined start time for a lecture and the actual time it will start
- Fiscal quarter, three months of a fiscal year
- One fourth, ¼, or 25%
- Quarter (country subdivision), a section or area, usually of a town
- Armenian Quarter, one of the four quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem
- Christian Quarter, one of the four quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem
- French Quarter, the oldest and most famous neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana
- Jewish Quarter, one of the four quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem
- Latin Quarter, in a number of cities
- Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria
- Muslim Quarter, one of the four quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem
- Quartier international de Montréal
- Quartier Latin, an area of Paris
- Quartier Militaire, in Mauritius
- Quartiere, a subdivision of certain Italian towns
- The Quarter at Tropicana, an entertainment and retail attraction in Atlantic City, New Jersey
In military and combat:
- 1st Battalion 4th Marines (1/4), a unit in the United States Marine Corps
- Barracks, living quarters for personnel on a military post.
- Close quarters battle
- General quarters
- No quarter occurs when a victor shows no clemency or mercy and refuses to spare the life of the vanquished when they surrender at discretion
quarter in German: Quarter
quarter in French: Quartier
quarter in Korean: 쿼터
quarter in Japanese: クオーター
quarter in Simple English: Quarter
quarter in Thai: ควอร์เตอร์
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