Dictionary Results for quarter


1. quarter - noun

· one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound"

Synonym(s): one-fourth, fourth, one-quarter, fourth_part, twenty-five_percent, quartern

Hypernym(s): common_fraction, simple_fraction




2. quarter - noun

· a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter"

Hypernym(s): city_district




3. quarter - noun

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

Hypernym(s): part, section, division




4. quarter - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): time_unit, unit_of_time




5. quarter - noun

· one of four periods into which the school year is divided; "the fall quarter ends at Christmas"

Hypernym(s): school_term, academic_term, academic_session, session




6. quarter - noun

· a fourth part of a year; three months; "unemployment fell during the last quarter"

Hypernym(s): time_period, period_of_time, period




7. quarter - noun

· one of the four major division of the compass; "the wind is coming from that quarter"

Hypernym(s): orientation




8. quarter - noun

· a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)

Hypernym(s): avoirdupois_unit




9. quarter - noun

· a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)

Hypernym(s): British_capacity_unit, Imperial_capacity_unit




10. quarter - noun

· a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar; "he fed four quarters into the slot machine"

Hypernym(s): coin




11. quarter - noun

· an unspecified person; "he dropped a word in the right quarter"

Hypernym(s): person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul




12. quarter - noun

· the rear part of a ship

Synonym(s): stern, after_part, poop, tail

Hypernym(s): rear, back




13. quarter - noun

· piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp

Hypernym(s): piece_of_leather




14. quarter - noun

· clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent; "he surrendered but asked for quarter"

Hypernym(s): clemency, mercifulness, mercy




15. quarter - verb

· provide housing for (military personnel)

Synonym(s): billet, canton

Hypernym(s): lodge, accommodate




16. quarter - verb

· 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(s): draw, draw_and_quarter

Hypernym(s): kill




17. quarter - verb

· divide into quarters; "quarter an apple"

Hypernym(s): segment, section




18. quarter - verb

· divide by four; divide into quarters

Hypernym(s): divide, fraction





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