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/ˈkwôrtər/,
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quarters, plural;
  1. Divide into four equal or corresponding parts
    • - peel and quarter the bananas
  2. Cut (the body of an executed person) into four parts
    • - the plotters were hanged, drawn, and quartered
  3. Cut (a log) into quarters, and these into planks so as to show the grain well

  4. Be stationed or lodged in a specified place
    • - many were quartered in tents
  5. Range over or traverse (an area) in every direction
    • - we watched a pair of kingfishers quartering the river looking for minnows
  6. Move at an angle; go in a diagonal or zigzag direction
    • - his young dog quartered back and forth in quick turns
  7. Display (different coats of arms) in quarters of a shield, esp. to show arms inherited from heiresses who have married into the bearer's family
    • - Edward III quartered the French royal arms with his own
  8. Divide (a shield) into four or more parts by vertical and horizontal lines

Noun
  1. Each of four equal or corresponding parts into which something is or can be divided
    • - she cut each apple into quarters
    • - a page and a quarter
    • - a quarter of a mile
  2. A period of three months regarded as one fourth of a year, used esp. in reference to financial transactions such as the payment of bills or a company's earnings
    • - the payment for each quarter's electricity is made in the next quarter
  3. A period of fifteen minutes or a point of time marking the transition from one fifteen-minute period to the next
    • - the baby was born at a quarter past nine
  4. A coin representing 25 cents, one fourth of a US or Canadian dollar

  5. Each of the four parts into which an animal's or bird's carcass may be divided, each including a leg or wing

  6. The haunches or hindquarters of a horse

  7. One fourth of a lunar month

  8. (in various sports) Each of four equal periods into which a game is divided

  9. One of four terms into which a school or college year may be divided

  10. One fourth of a measure of weight, in particular

  11. One fourth of a pound (avoirdupois, equal to 4 ounces)

  12. One fourth of a hundredweight (US 25 lb or Brit. 28 lb)

  13. A grain measure equivalent to 8 bushels

  14. A part of a town or city having a specific character or use
    • - it is a beautiful port city with a fascinating medieval quarter
  15. The direction of one of the points of the compass, esp. as a direction from which the wind blows

  16. A particular but unspecified person, group of people, or area
    • - we have just had help from an unexpected quarter
  17. Either side of a ship aft of the beam
    • - he trained his glasses over the starboard quarter
  18. Rooms or lodgings, esp. those allocated to servicemen or to staff in domestic service
    • - the servants' quarters
  19. Pity or mercy shown toward an enemy or opponent who is in one's power
    • - the riot squad gave no quarter
  20. Each of four or more roughly equal divisions of a shield separated by vertical and horizontal lines

  21. A square charge which covers the top left (dexter chief) quarter of the field


  1. one-fourth: one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound"
  2. provide housing for (military personnel)
  3. a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter"
  4. draw: 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"
  5. divide into quarters; "quarter an apple"
  6. (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided; "both teams scored in the first quarter"
  7. An academic term is a division of an academic year, the time during which a school, college or university holds classes. These divisions may be called terms. The schedule adopted by institutions of learning or education systems vary widely.
  8. The quarter is a Canadian coin, valued at 25 cents or one-fourth of a Canadian dollar. It is a small, circular coin of silver colour. According to the Royal Canadian Mint, the official name for the coin is the 25-cent piece, but in practice the term quarter is nearly universal.
  9. A quarter is a section of an urban settlement.
  10. Quartering in heraldry is a method of joining several different coats of arms together in one shield by dividing the shield into equal parts and placing different coats of arms in each division.
  11. Mason is the stage name of the Dutch music producer duo Iason Chronis (born April 17, 1982) and Coen Berrier (born December 23, 1983). They had a number one on the UK Dance Chart in 2007 with their track Exceeder. ...
  12. A quarter dollar, commonly shortened to quarter, is a coin worth ¼ of a United States dollar, or 25 cents. The quarter has been produced since 1796. ...
  13. Any one of four equal parts into which something has been divided; A coin worth 25 cents; A period of three consecutive months; A section or area (of a town, etc. ...
  14. (quarters) (military) Housing, barracks or other habitation or living space. Compare cuarto; A commonly played university drinking game in North America; quarterfinals
  15. (QUARTERING) Running at an angle to the wind or waves; a technique for riding over waves at a slight angle to avoid burying the bow in a standing wave.
  16. (Quartering) The orderly method of questing for game, employing the dog's nose.
  17. (Quartering) (1) A method of obtaining a representative sample by dividing a circular pile of a large sample into four equal parts and discarding opposite quarters successively until the desired size of sample is obtained. (2) Process of using small timbers as studs in a framed partition. ...
  18. (Quartering) A to and fro or back and forth movement of the dog as it hunts in front of the handler so as to find more birds.  Example: Left to Right/windshield wiper movement.  A forward figure eight pattern.
  19. (Quartering) Square tesserae are often cut into quarters to produce smaller square pieces, often used to offset border designs and for closures.
  20. (Quartering) an object moving diagonally away. "The deer was quartering to the right just before I took a shot at him."
  21. (quartering) sailing nearly before the wind
  22. (Quarterly) A study guide for Sunday school classes which is issued every three months.
  23. (Quarterly) Average of 3 monthly values. A minimum of 2 monthly values are required to compute a quarterly average. 12 quarterly averages are computed for each year, one for each center month, which includes the previous month, the center month, and the next month in the average.
  24. (Quarterly) Estimated earnings for current quarter compared to last comparable period reported.
  25. (Quarterly) Meeting is the term applied to an association of monthly meetings within a local region. They gather for business meeting, shared worship, and other activities four times per year. [American term.]