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Meaning & Definition of Quarter in English

English

Quarter

/kwɔrtər/

noun

1. One of four equal parts

  • "A quarter of a pound"
    synonym:
  • one-fourth
  • ,
  • fourth
  • ,
  • one-quarter
  • ,
  • quarter
  • ,
  • fourth part
  • ,
  • twenty-five percent
  • ,
  • quartern

2. A district of a city having some distinguishing character

  • "The latin quarter"
    synonym:
  • quarter

3. (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided

  • "Both teams scored in the first quarter"
    synonym:
  • quarter

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • quarter

5. One of four periods into which the school year is divided

  • "The fall quarter ends at christmas"
    synonym:
  • quarter

6. A fourth part of a year

  • Three months
  • "Unemployment fell during the last quarter"
    synonym:
  • quarter

7. One of the four major division of the compass

  • "The wind is coming from that quarter"
    synonym:
  • quarter

8. A quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)

    synonym:
  • quarter

9. A quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)

    synonym:
  • quarter

10. A united states or canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar

  • "He fed four quarters into the slot machine"
    synonym:
  • quarter

11. An unspecified person

  • "He dropped a word in the right quarter"
    synonym:
  • quarter

12. The rear part of a ship

    synonym:
  • stern
  • ,
  • after part
  • ,
  • quarter
  • ,
  • poop
  • ,
  • tail

13. Piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp

    synonym:
  • quarter

14. Clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent

  • "He surrendered but asked for quarter"
    synonym:
  • quarter

verb

1. Provide housing for (military personnel)

    synonym:
  • quarter
  • ,
  • billet
  • ,
  • canton

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • draw
  • ,
  • quarter
  • ,
  • draw and quarter

3. Divide into quarters

  • "Quarter an apple"
    synonym:
  • quarter

4. Divide by four

  • Divide into quarters
    synonym:
  • quarter

Examples of using

She looked at her cell phone and noticed that it was already a quarter till two.
It's a quarter to two.
It's a quarter to three.