|1.||[ noun ] (mathematics) one of four equal parts|
|Synonyms:||one-fourth twenty-five_percent fourth_part quartern fourth|
"a quarter of a pound"
|2.||[ noun ] (geography) a district of a city having some distinguishing character|
"the Latin Quarter"
|Related terms:||city_district ghetto medina barrio kasbah|
|3.||[ adjective ] consisting of one of four equivalent parts|
"a quarter pound of butter"
|4.||[ noun ] an unspecified person|
"he dropped a word in the right quarter"
|5.||[ noun ] a US coin worth one fourth of a dollar|
"he fed four quarters into the slot machine"
|6.||[ noun ] (nautical) the rear part of a ship|
|Synonyms:||stern tail poop after_part|
|Related terms:||rear ship skeg escutcheon|
|7.||[ verb ] kill by pulling the victim's body into pieces by having horses pull on each extremity|
"people were executed by being quartered"
|8.||[ noun ] one of the four major division of the compass|
"the wind is coming from that quarter"
|9.||[ noun ] a fourth part of a year; three months|
"unemployment fell during the last quarter"
|10.||[ noun ] (education) one of four periods into which the school year is divided|
"the fall quarter ends at Christmas"
|Related terms:||school_term school_year|
|11.||[ noun ] (sport) one of four periods of play into which some games are divided|
"both teams scored in the first quarter"
|12.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||time_unit hour|
|13.||[ verb ] (mathematics) divide by four; divide into quarters|
|Related terms:||divide arithmetic|
|14.||[ verb ] divide into quarters|
"quarter an apple"
|Related terms:||segment one-fourth|
|15.||[ noun ] a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)|
|Related terms:||avoirdupois_unit hundredweight pound stone|
|16.||[ verb ] (military,housing) provide housing for, of military personnel|
|Related terms:||lodge military living_quarters quartering|
|17.||[ noun ] (British) a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)|
|Related terms:||British_capacity_unit hundredweight bushel UK|
|18.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||kill one-fourth|
|19.||[ noun ] (clothing) piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp|
|Related terms:||piece_of_leather upper|