Meaning of quarter

Definition of quarter

(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"
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"
(verb) provide housing for (military personnel)
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

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