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Quarter meaning

quarter - 29 dictionary results

  1. 1. a quarter of a hundredweight ( 28 pounds)
  2. 2. a fourth part of a year; three months; " unemployment fell during the last quarter"
  3. 3. 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"
  4. 4. divide by four; divide into quarters
  5. 5. divide into quarters; " quarter an apple"
  6. 6. provide housing for ( military personnel)
  7. 7. One of four equal parts into which anything is divided, or is regarded as divided; a fourth part or portion; as, a quarter of a dollar, of a pound, of a yard, of an hour, etc.
  8. 8. The fourth of a hundred- weight, being 25 or 28 pounds, according as the hundredweight is reckoned at 100 or 112 pounds.
  9. 9. The fourth of a ton in weight, or eight bushels of grain; as, a quarter of wheat; also, the fourth part of a chaldron of coal.
  10. 10. One limb of a quadruped with the adjacent parts; one fourth part of the carcass of a slaughtered animal, including a leg; as, the fore quarters; the hind quarters.
  11. 11. That part of a boot or shoe which forms the side, from the heel to the vamp.
  12. 12. That part on either side of a horse's hoof between the toe and heel, being the side of the coffin.
  13. 13. A term of study in a seminary, college, etc, etc.; properly, a fourth part of the year, but often longer or shorter.
  14. 14. The encampment on one of the principal passages round a place besieged, to prevent relief and intercept convoys.
  15. 15. The after- part of a vessel's side, generally corresponding in extent with the quarter- deck; also, the part of the yardarm outside of the slings.
  16. 16. One of the divisions of an escutcheon when it is divided into four portions by a horizontal and a perpendicular line meeting in the fess point.
  17. 17. A division of a town, city, or county; a particular district; a locality; as, the Latin quarter in Paris.
  18. 18. Proper station; specific place; assigned position; special location.
  19. 19. A station or encampment occupied by troops; a place of lodging for soldiers or officers; as, winter quarters.
  20. 20. Treatment shown by an enemy; mercy; especially, the act of sparing the life a conquered enemy; a refraining from pushing one's advantage to extremes.
  21. 21. Friendship; amity; concord.
  22. 22. To lodge; to have a temporary residence.
  23. 23. 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.
  24. 24. A small upright timber post, used in partitions; - in the United States more commonly called stud.
  25. 25. The fourth part of the distance from one point of the compass to another, being the fourth part of 11¡ 15', that is, about 2¡ 49'; - called also quarter point.
  26. 26. A station at which officers and men are posted in battle; - usually in the plural.
  27. 27. Place of lodging or temporary residence; shelter; entertainment; - usually in the plural.
  28. 28. Fourth part of anything; 28 or 25 lbs.; 8 bus.; 25 cts.; 3 months; region; mercy shown a conquered antagonist.
  29. 29. To divide into quarters; lodge.

quarter - examples of usage

  1. Of this I received one quarter. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. He turned, quickly, and looked over the quarter. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. And what quarter are we in? - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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