Definition of QUARTER

noun : QUARTER

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter" ;

  • 3. (

    ) (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions 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 or Canadian 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 ;

  • 14. (

    ) clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent; "he surrendered but asked for quarter" ;

verb : QUARTER

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) divide into quarters; "quarter an apple" ;

  • 4. (

    ) divide by four; divide into quarters ;


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