Definition Of Quarter

  • pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
  • one of four equal parts
  • the rear part of a ship
  • provide housing for (military personnel)
  • a district of a city having some distinguishing character
  • a fourth part of a year; three months
  • an unspecified person
  • a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
  • a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
  • a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar
  • a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour
  • clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent
  • divide by four; divide into quarters
  • divide into quarters
  • (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided
  • one of four periods into which the school year is divided
  • one of the four major division of the compass
  • piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp

Syllables : quar-ter

Pronunciation : 'kwɔrtər

Example Sentences

  • in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes. (verb)
  • a quarter of a pound. (noun)
  • unemployment fell during the last quarter. (noun)
  • he dropped a word in the right quarter. (noun)
  • he fed four quarters into the slot machine. (noun)
  • it's a quarter til 4. (noun)
  • a quarter after 4 o'clock. (noun)
  • he surrendered but asked for quarter. (noun)
  • quarter an apple. (verb)
  • both teams scored in the first quarter. (noun)
  • the fall quarter ends at Christmas. (noun)
  • the wind is coming from that quarter. (noun)