Quarter meaning

kwôrtər
Quarter means one fourth of something.

An example of a quarter is one piece of a brownie cut into four equal pieces.

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A coin equal to one fourth of the dollar of the United States and Canada.
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One fourth of an hour; 15 minutes.
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One fourth of a pound; four ounces.
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One fourth of a mile; two furlongs.
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(heraldry) Any of four equal divisions of a shield.
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One leg of an animal's carcass, usually including the adjoining parts.
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A proper or assigned station or place, as for officers and crew on a warship.
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One fourth of a ton; 500 pounds. Used as a measure of grain.
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To traverse (an area of ground) laterally back and forth while slowly advancing forward.
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(sports) One of four equal periods of playing time into which some games, such as football and basketball, are divided.
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One fourth of a yard; nine inches.
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(chiefly british) A measure of grain equal to approximately eight bushels.
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Either side of a horse's hoof.
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The part of the side of a shoe between the heel and the vamp.
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A place of residence, especially the buildings or barracks used to house military personnel or their dependents.
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A specific district or section, as of a city.

The French Quarter.

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An unspecified person or group.

Information from the highest quarters.

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Mercy or clemency, especially when displayed or given to an enemy.
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Being one of four equal or equivalent parts.
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Being one fourth of a standard or usual value.
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To divide or separate into a number of parts.
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To dismember (a human body) into four parts.
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(heraldry) To divide (a shield) into four equal areas with vertical and horizontal lines.
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To furnish with housing.

Quartered the troops in an old factory building.

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To take up or be assigned lodgings.
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To cover an area of ground by ranging over it from side to side.
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Any of the four equal parts of something; fourth.
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One fourth of a hundredweight: 25 pounds in the U.S., 28 pounds in Great Britain.
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One fourth of a yard, or 9 inches; span.
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One fourth of a pound.
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One fourth of a mile; two furlongs.
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Any leg of a four-legged animal, with the adjoining parts.
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A particular district or section in a city.

The Latin quarter.

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Lodgings; place of abode.
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Mercy granted to a surrendering foe.
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A particular person, group, place, etc., esp. one serving as a source or origin.

News from the highest quarters.

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The part forming the side of a shoe from the heel to the vamp.
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(football, basketball, etc.) Any of the four periods into which a game is divided.
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To divide into four equal parts.
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(loosely) To separate into any number of parts.
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To defile (the body of a person put to death) by dismembering it or cutting it into quarters.
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To provide lodgings for; specif., to assign (soldiers) to lodgings.
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To cover (an area) by passing back and forth over it in many directions like hounds in hunting; search intensively.
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(mech.) To set (a crank, etc.) at right angles to the connecting part.
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To be lodged or stationed (at or with)
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To range over an area like hounds in hunting.
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To swim, sail, etc. at an angle because of the wind, current, etc.
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Constituting a quarter; equal to a quarter.
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Either side of a horse's hoof.
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(chiefly) Consisting of a fourth part, a quarter (1/4, 25%).
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(chiefly) Related to a three-month term, a quarter of a year.
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Any one of four equal parts into which something has been divided.
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(US, Canada) A coin worth 25 cents (1/4 of a dollar).
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A period of three consecutive months (1/4 of a year).
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A section or area (of a town, etc.).
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(uncountable) Accommodation granted to a defeated opponent.
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An old English measure of corn, containing 8 bushels.
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An old English measure of cloth, nine inches or four nails.
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(historical) Each of the four divisions or watches of a twelve-hour night.
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That part on either side of a horse's hoof between the toe and heel, being the side of the coffin.
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(nautical) The aftmost part of a vessel's side, roughly from the last mast to the stern.
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To divide into quarters.
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To provide housing for military personnel or other equipment.

Quarter the horses in the third stable.

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(intransitive) To lodge; to have a temporary residence.
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(obsolete) 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.

Every creature that met us would rely on us for quartering "” De Quincey.

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A prefix for something related to a quarter, mostly used to denote a fourth part, or a three-month term.
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One of four equal parts.
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Pertaining to an aspect of a quarter.
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The definition of a quarter is twenty five cents or a U.S. coin equal to twenty five cents.

An example of a quarter is the US coin with George Washington's face on it.

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at close quarters
  • at close range; close together
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cry quarter
  • to beg for mercy
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

at close quarters
cry quarter

Origin of quarter

  • Middle English from Old French quartier from Latin quārtārius from quārtus fourth kwetwer- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Via French quartier, from Latin quartarius, from quartus.

    From Wiktionary

  • French cartayer

    From Wiktionary