[ UK /kwˈɔːtɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈkwɔɹtɝ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
  2. 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
  3. one of the four major division of the compass
    the wind is coming from that quarter
  4. (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided
    both teams scored in the first quarter
  5. one of four periods into which the school year is divided
    the fall quarter ends at Christmas
  6. one of four equal parts
    a quarter of a pound
  7. a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar
    he fed four quarters into the slot machine
  8. a district of a city having some distinguishing character
    the Latin Quarter
  9. piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp
  10. clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent
    he surrendered but asked for quarter
  11. an unspecified person
    he dropped a word in the right quarter
  12. a fourth part of a year; three months
    unemployment fell during the last quarter
  13. a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
  14. the rear part of a ship
VERB
  1. divide into quarters
    quarter an apple
  2. provide housing for (military personnel)
  3. 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
  4. divide by four; divide into quarters
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How To Use quarter In A Sentence

  • Ask for an aged standing rib roast from the forequarter, trimmed and chined; bring to room temperature before roasting.
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  • Urban guerrillas detonated a car bomb in front of the company's headquarters.
  • The defensive line is a strength, but the team would like more quarterback sacks from the left side.
  • The Bedroom In The Sky is three-quarters windowed and the last window blocked off with a hardboard offcut insulated, floored, plasterboarded, plumbed and wired. April 1st, 2007
  • LONDON, February 4/PRNewswire-FirstCall/-- The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ( "RDS") today announced an interim dividend in respect of the fourth quarter of 2009 of US$0. 42 per A and B ordinary share, an increase of 5% over the US dollar dividend for the same quarter last year. The Earth Times Online Newspaper
  • The third-quarter results reflect continued improvements in productivity.
  • These new forces have synchronized with the conscious policy of a certain sector of Canadian opinion which has persistently sought to detach us from that quarter of the world's orbit and the world's people comprised in the British federacy. Whither Canada
  • an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters
  • The RV maker last month posted its third-straight quarterly profit, topping Wall Street forecasts, as motor home deliveries rose.
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