one-fourth, fourth, one-quarter, quarter, fourth part, twenty-five percent, quartern(noun)
one of four equal parts
"a quarter of a pound"
a district of a city having some distinguishing character
"the Latin Quarter"
(football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided
"both teams scored in the first quarter"
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"
one of four periods into which the school year is divided
"the fall quarter ends at Christmas"
a fourth part of a year; three months
"unemployment fell during the last quarter"
one of the four major division of the compass
"the wind is coming from that quarter"
a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar
"he fed four quarters into the slot machine"
an unspecified person
"he dropped a word in the right quarter"
stern, after part, quarter, poop, tail(noun)
the rear part of a ship
piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp
clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent
"he surrendered but asked for quarter"
quarter, billet, canton(verb)
provide housing for (military personnel)
draw, quarter, draw and quarter(verb)
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"
divide into quarters
"quarter an apple"
divide by four; divide into quarters
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
the fourth of a hundred-weight, being 25 or 28 pounds, according as the hundredweight is reckoned at 100 or 112 pounds
the fourth of a ton in weight, or eight bushels of grain; as, a quarter of wheat; also, the fourth part of a chaldron of coal
the fourth part of the moon's period, or monthly revolution; as, the first quarter after the change or full
one limb of a quadruped with the adjacent parts; one fourth part of the carcass of a slaughtered animal, including a leg; as, the fore quarters; the hind quarters
that part of a boot or shoe which forms the side, from the heel to the vamp
that part on either side of a horse's hoof between the toe and heel, being the side of the coffin
a term of study in a seminary, college, etc, etc.; properly, a fourth part of the year, but often longer or shorter
the encampment on one of the principal passages round a place besieged, to prevent relief and intercept convoys
the after-part of a vessel's side, generally corresponding in extent with the quarter-deck; also, the part of the yardarm outside of the slings
one of the divisions of an escutcheon when it is divided into four portions by a horizontal and a perpendicular line meeting in the fess point
a division of a town, city, or county; a particular district; a locality; as, the Latin quarter in Paris
a small upright timber post, used in partitions; -- in the United States more commonly called stud
the fourth part of the distance from one point of the compass to another, being the fourth part of 11¡ 15', that is, about 2¡ 49'; -- called also quarter point.
proper station; specific place; assigned position; special location
a station at which officers and men are posted in battle; -- usually in the plural
place of lodging or temporary residence; shelter; entertainment; -- usually in the plural
a station or encampment occupied by troops; a place of lodging for soldiers or officers; as, winter quarters
treatment shown by an enemy; mercy; especially, the act of sparing the life a conquered enemy; a refraining from pushing one's advantage to extremes
friendship; amity; concord
to lodge; to have a temporary residence
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
Origin: [F. quartier, L. quartarius a fourth part, fr. quartus the fourth. See Quart.]
A quarter is a section of an urban settlement. Its borders can be administratively chosen, and it may have its own administrative structure. Such a division is particularly common in countries like Poland, Serbia, Croatia, Germany, Italy, France, or Cambodia. Quarter can also refer to a non-administrative but distinct neighbourhood with its own character: for example, a slum quarter. It is often used for a district connected with a particular group of people: for instance, some cities are said to have Jewish quarters, diplomatic quarters or Bohemian quarters. Most Roman cities were divided to four parts, called Quarters, by their two main avenues: the Cardo and the Decumanus Maximus. The Old City of Jerusalem currently has four quarters: the Muslim Quarter, Christian Quarter, Jewish Quarter and Armenian Quarter. A Christian quarter exists also in Damascus.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwor′tėr, n. a fourth part: the fourth part of a cwt.=28 lb. avoirdupois (abbrev. qr.): 8 bushels, as a measure of capacity, for grain, &c.: the fourth part of an hour—of the year—of the moon's period—of a carcass (including a limb)—of the horizon, &c.: a cardinal point: (her.) one of the four parts into which a shield is divided by quartering (dexter chief, sinister chief, dexter base, sinister base), an ordinary occupying one-fourth of the field: a region of a hemisphere: a division of a town, &c.: place of lodging, as for soldiers, esp. in pl.: mercy granted to a disabled antagonist, prob. from the idea of the captor sending the prisoner to his quarters: (Shak.) peace, concord: (naut.) the part of a ship's side between the mainmast and the stern.—v.t. to divide into four equal parts: to divide into parts or compartments: to furnish with quarters: to lodge: to allot or share: to furnish with entertainment: (her.) to bear as an appendage to the hereditary arms: to beat the ground for game.—v.i. to be stationed: to shift or change position: to range for game: to drive across a road from side to side.—ns. Quar′terāge, a quarterly payment: quarters, lodging: a name applied to a particular tax; Quar′ter-back, a certain player or position in football (see Back); Quar′ter-bend, a bend in a pipe or rod altering its direction 90°; Quar′ter-bill, a list of the stations for men on board a man-of-war during action; Quar′ter-blank′et, a horse-blanket for the hind quarters.—n.pl. Quar′ter-blocks, blocks fitted under the quarters of a yard, on each side the slings, for the topsail-sheets, &c., to reeve through.—ns. Quar′ter-board, topgallant bulwarks; Quar′ter-boat, any boat hung to davits over the ship's quarter; Quar′ter-boot, a leather boot to protect an overreaching horse's fore feet from being struck by the hind feet.—adj. Quar′ter-bound, having leather or cloth on the back only.—n.pl. Quar′ter-boys, automata which strike the quarter-hours in certain belfries.—adjs. Quar′ter-bred, having only one-fourth pure blood, as horses, cattle, &c.; Quar′ter-cast, cut in the quarter of the hoof.—ns. Quar′ter-day, the first or last day of a quarter, on which rent or interest is paid; Quar′ter-deck, the part of the deck of a ship abaft the mainmast; Quar′ter-deck′er (coll.), a stickler for small points of etiquette on board ship.—adj. Quar′tered, divided into four equal parts: lodged, stationed for lodging: having hind quarters of a particular kind, as a short-quartered horse: sawed into quarters: (her.) having a square piece cut out of the centre.—ns. Quar′ter-ē′vil, -ill, symptomatic anthrax, an infectious and frequently fatal disease of cattle, marked by hemorrhage into the subcutaneous areolar tissue of the limbs—also Black-leg, Quarter, or Spaul, &c.; Quar′terfoil (archit.), an ornamental carving disposed in four segments of circles like an expanded flower;
The New Hacker's Dictionary
Two bits. This in turn comes from the ‘pieces of eight’ famed in pirate movies — Spanish silver crowns that could be broken into eight pie-slice-shaped ‘bits’ to make change. Early in American history the Spanish coin was considered equal to a dollar, so each of these ‘bits’ was considered worth 12.5 cents. Syn. tayste, crumb, quad. Usage: rare. General discussion of such terms is under nybble.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'quarter' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1583
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'quarter' in Written Corpus Frequency: #740
Rank popularity for the word 'quarter' in Nouns Frequency: #493
The numerical value of quarter in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of quarter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Faith he must make his stories shorter Or change his comrades once a quarter.
Historically, the third quarter tends to be a difficult quarter and the fourth quarter tends to be the best quarter of the year.
J. Jonah Jameson Hoffman, run down to the patent office and market the name Green Goblin. I want a quarter every time someone says it.
Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.
This will not impact the market in the second quarter, but might give impact in the third quarter and the fourth quarter, but mainly in 2016 the market will become bigger.
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Translations for quarter
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- quarter, quartCatalan, Valencian
- čtvrťák, čtvrť, čtvrtletí, kvartál, čtvrtit, rozčtvrtitCzech
- fjerdedel, kvarter, kvartal, kvartDanish
- Quartal, Viertel, Vierteldollar, Stadtteil, Vierteljahr, Kwartier, vierteln, quartieren, einquartieren, unterbringenGerman
- τριμηνία, τετράγωνο, τέταρτο, τρίμηνο, τεταρτημόριο, διαιρώ, φιλοξενώ, τεταρτιάζωGreek
- cuartel, trimestre, cuarto, cora, cuartearSpanish
- neljandik, kvartal, veerandEstonian
- چارک, سهماهه, فصل, بیست و پنج سنتی, محلهPersian
- neljännes, neljännesvuosi, kaupunginosa, neljäsosa, vuosineljännes, neljännesdollariFinnish
- ársfjórðingur, fjórðingurFaroese
- trimestre, quartier, quartFrench
- ràith, ceathramh, cairtealScottish Gaelic
- רובע, רבעון, רבעHebrew
- քառորդ, թաղամասArmenian
- quarto, trimestre, quarte parteInterlingua
- perempat, kuartal, triwulanIndonesian
- fjórðungur, hverfiIcelandic
- quartiere, quarto, trimestreItalian
- 四半, 四半期, 四半分, ４半期, 四分の一Japanese
- 사분의 일, 분기Korean
- چارهک, بیستوپێنج سهنت, çarêkKurdish
- ketvirtis, ketvirtadalis, kvartalasLithuanian
- ڤرامڤت, perempatMalay
- fjerdedel, firedelNorwegian
- wijk, kwart, stadsdeel, kwartje, vierdeel, kwartaal, trimester, kwartier, vierde, kwartieren, vierdelen, inkwartieren, onderbrengen, vierendelenDutch
- firedel, fjerdedelNorwegian Nynorsk
- naaki yáálNavajo, Navaho
- dzielnica, kwartał, ćwierć, ćwierćdolarówka, jedna czwartaPolish
- trimestre, [[moeda]] [[de]] [[vinte e cinci]] [[centavos]], quarto, [[quarta]] [[parte]], quarteirãoPortuguese
- pătrime, pătrar, trimestru, sfertRomanian
- квартал, четвертак, четвертьRussian
- kvarts, fjärdedel, kvartal, kvartSwedish
- பேட்டை, கால், பகுதிTamil
- నాలుగో వంతు, త్రైమాసికం, పావు భాగంTelugu
- çeyrek, semt, civar, mahalleTurkish
- harat, luharat, foldil, pöfanaharat, tedaharat, plödaharatVolapük
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