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    quarter - Dictionary definition and meaning for word quarter

    Definition
    (noun) one of four equal parts
    Example Sentence
    • a quarter of a pound
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    (noun) a district of a city having some distinguishing character
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    • the Latin Quarter
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    (noun) (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided
    Example Sentence
    • both teams scored in the first quarter
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    (noun) a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour
    Example Sentence
    • it's a quarter til 4
    • a quarter after 4 o'clock
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    (noun) one of four periods into which the school year is divided
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    • the fall quarter ends at Christmas
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    (noun) a fourth part of a year; three months
    Example Sentence
    • unemployment fell during the last quarter
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    (noun) one of the four major division of the compass
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    • the wind is coming from that quarter
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    (noun) a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds) Definition
    (noun) a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds) Definition
    (noun) a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar
    Example Sentence
    • he fed four quarters into the slot machine
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    (noun) an unspecified person
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    • he dropped a word in the right quarter
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    (noun) the rear part of a ship
    Synonyms : after part , poop , stern , tail
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    (noun) piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp Definition
    (noun) clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent
    Example Sentence
    • he surrendered but asked for quarter
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    (verb) provide housing for (military personnel)
    Synonyms : billet , canton
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    (verb) pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
    Synonyms : draw , draw and quarter
    Example Sentence
    • in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes
    Definition
    (verb) divide into quarters
    Example Sentence
    • quarter an apple
    Definition
    (verb) divide by four; divide into quarters
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