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quarter

quarter - Dictionary definition and meaning for word quarter

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(noun) one of four equal parts
Example Sentence
  • a quarter of a pound

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(noun) a district of a city having some distinguishing character
Example Sentence
  • the Latin Quarter

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(noun) (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided
Example Sentence
  • both teams scored in the first quarter

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(noun) a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour
Example Sentence
  • it's a quarter til 4
  • a quarter after 4 o'clock

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(noun) one of four periods into which the school year is divided
Example Sentence
  • the fall quarter ends at Christmas

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(noun) a fourth part of a year; three months
Example Sentence
  • unemployment fell during the last quarter

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(noun) one of the four major division of the compass
Example Sentence
  • the wind is coming from that quarter

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(noun) a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
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(noun) a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
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(noun) a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar
Example Sentence
  • he fed four quarters into the slot machine

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(noun) an unspecified person
Example Sentence
  • he dropped a word in the right quarter

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(noun) the rear part of a ship
Synonyms : after part , poop , stern , tail

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(noun) piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp
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(noun) clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent
Example Sentence
  • he surrendered but asked for quarter

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(verb) provide housing for (military personnel)
Synonyms : billet , canton

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(verb) pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
Synonyms : draw , draw and quarter
Example Sentence
  • in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes

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(verb) divide into quarters
Example Sentence
  • quarter an apple

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(verb) divide by four; divide into quarters

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