1. [ noun ] (mathematics) one of four equal parts
Synonyms: one-fourth twenty-five_percent fourth_part quartern fourth

"a quarter of a pound"

Related terms: common_fraction
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"

Related terms: fractional
4. [ noun ] an unspecified person

"he dropped a word in the right quarter"

Related terms: person
5. [ noun ] a US coin worth one fourth of a dollar

"he fed four quarters into the slot machine"

Related terms: coin
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
Synonyms: draw_and_quarter

"people were executed by being quartered"

Related terms: dismember
8. [ noun ] one of the four major division of the compass

"the wind is coming from that quarter"

Related terms: orientation
9. [ noun ] a fourth part of a year; three months

"unemployment fell during the last quarter"

Related terms: time_period
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"

Related terms: playing_period
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
Synonyms: canton billet
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
Synonyms: draw_and_quarter draw

"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
Similar spelling:   quarters