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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋkwɒrtZ 〕


〔 ˊkwɒːtә 〕

Overview of noun quarter

The noun quarter has 14 senses

  • one-fourth, fourth, one-quarter, quarter, fourth part, twenty-five percent, quartern -- (one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound")

  • quarter -- (a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter")

  • quarter -- ((football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided; "both teams scored in the first quarter")

  • quarter -- (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")

  • quarter -- (one of four periods into which the school year is divided; "the fall quarter ends at Christmas")

  • quarter -- (a fourth part of a year; three months; "unemployment fell during the last quarter")

  • quarter -- (one of the four major division of the compass; "the wind is coming from that quarter")

  • quarter -- (a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds))

  • quarter -- (a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds))

  • quarter -- (a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar; "he fed four quarters into the slot machine")

  • quarter -- (an unspecified person; "he dropped a word in the right quarter")

  • stern, after part, quarter, poop, tail -- (the rear part of a ship)

  • quarter -- (piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp)

  • quarter -- (clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent; "he surrendered but asked for quarter")

Overview of verb quarter

The verb quarter has 4 senses

  • quarter, billet, canton -- (provide housing for (military personnel))

  • draw, quarter, draw and quarter -- (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")

  • quarter -- (divide into quarters; "quarter an apple")

  • quarter -- (divide by four; divide into quarters)