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Quater vs. Quarter

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Quarteradjective

Pertaining to an aspect of a quarter.

Quarteradjective

(chiefly) Consisting of a fourth part, a quarter (1/4, 25%).

‘a quarter hour; a quarter century; a quarter note; a quarter pound’;

Quarteradjective

(chiefly) Related to a three-month term, a quarter of a year.

‘A quarter day is one terminating a quarter of the year.’; ‘A quarter session is one held quarterly at the end of a quarter.’;

Quarternoun

Any fourth of something, particularly:

Quarternoun

A quarter-dollar, divided into 25 cents; the coin of that value minted in the United States or Canada.

Quarternoun

A quarter of the year, 3 months; a season.

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Quarternoun

(historical) The quarter-ton or tun, divided into 8 bushels, the medieval English unit of volume and weight named by the Magna Carta as the basis for measures of wine, ale, and grain

Quarternoun

(historical) The quarter-yard, divided into 4 nails, an obsolete English unit of length long used in the cloth trade

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(historical) The watch: A quarter of the night, nominally 3 hours but varying over the year.

Quarternoun

(heraldry) A charge occupying a fourth of a coat of arms, larger than a canton and normally on the upper dexter side, formed by a perpendicular line from the top meeting a horizontal line from the side.

Quarternoun

(basketball) A period into which a game is divided. usually 8, 10 or 12 minutes according to the rules.

Quarternoun

quarterfinal

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Quarternoun

Any substantial fraction of something less than half, particularly:

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A division or section of a town or other area, whether or not it constituted a fourth of the whole.

Quarternoun

(usually plural) A living place, from which:

Quarternoun

The part on either side of a horse's hoof between the toe and heel, the side of its coffin.

Quarternoun

(nautical) The aftmost part of a vessel's side, roughly from the last mast to the stern.

Quarterverb

(transitive) To divide into quarters; to divide by four.

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Quarterverb

(transitive) To provide housing for military personnel or other equipment.

‘Quarter the horses in the third stable.’;

Quarterverb

(intransitive) To lodge; to have a temporary residence.

Quarterverb

(transitive) To quartersaw.

Quarterverb

(obsolete) To drive a carriage so as to prevent the wheels from going into the ruts, or so that a rut shall be between the wheels.

Quarternoun

One of four equal parts into which anything is divided, or is regarded as divided; a fourth part or portion; as, a quarter of a dollar, of a pound, of a yard, of an hour, etc.

‘Scouts each coast light-armed scour,Each quarter, to descry the distant foe.’;

Quarternoun

A division of a town, city, or county; a particular district; a locality; as, the Latin quarter in Paris.

Quarternoun

Proper station; specific place; assigned position; special location.

‘Swift to their several quarters hasted thenThe cumbrous elements.’; ‘The banter turned as to what quarters each would find.’;

Quarternoun

A station or encampment occupied by troops; a place of lodging for soldiers or officers; as, winter quarters.

‘He magnified his own clemency, now they were at his mercy, to offer them quarter for their lives.’; ‘Cocks and lambs . . . at the mercy of cats and wolves . . . must never expect better quarter.’;

Quarternoun

Friendship; amity; concord.

‘In quarter, and in terms like bride and groom.’; ‘I knew two that were competitors for the secretary's place, . . . and yet kept good quarter between themselves.’;

Quarterverb

To divide into four equal parts.

Quarterverb

To divide; to separate into parts or regions.

‘Then sailors quartered heaven.’;

Quarterverb

To furnish with shelter or entertainment; to supply with the means of living for a time; especially, to furnish shelter to; as, to quarter soldiers.

‘They mean this night in Sardis to be quartered.’;

Quarterverb

To furnish as a portion; to allot.

‘This isle . . . He quarters to his blue-haired deities.’;

Quarterverb

To arrange (different coats of arms) upon one escutcheon, as when a man inherits from both father and mother the right to bear arms.

Quarterverb

To lodge; to have a temporary residence.

Quarterverb

To drive a carriage so as to prevent the wheels from going into the ruts, or so that a rut shall be between the wheels.

‘Every creature that met us would rely on us for quartering.’;

Quarternoun

one of four equal parts;

‘a quarter of a pound’;

Quarternoun

a district of a city having some distinguishing character;

‘the Latin Quarter’;

Quarternoun

one of four periods of play into which some games are divided;

‘both teams scored in the first quarter’;

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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’;

Quarternoun

one of four periods into which the school year is divided;

‘the fall quarter ends at Christmas’;

Quarternoun

a fourth part of a year; three months;

‘unemployment fell during the last quarter’;

Quarternoun

one of the four major division of the compass;

‘the wind is coming from that quarter’;

Quarternoun

a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)

Quarternoun

a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)

Quarternoun

a United States coin worth one fourth of a dollar;

‘he fed four quarters into the slot machine’;

Quarternoun

an unspecified person;

‘he dropped a word in the right quarter’;

Quarternoun

the rear part of a ship

Quarternoun

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

Quarterverb

provide housing for (military personnel)

Quarterverb

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’;

Quarterverb

divide into quarters;

‘quarter an apple’;

Quarterverb

divide by four; divide into quarters

Quarternoun

each of four equal or corresponding parts into which something is or can be divided

‘a page and a quarter’; ‘a quarter of a mile’; ‘she cut each apple into quarters’;

Quarternoun

a period of three months regarded as one fourth of a year, used especially in reference to financial transactions such as the payment of bills or a company's earnings

‘the first quarter of the fiscal year’;

Quarternoun

a period of fifteen minutes or a point of time marking the transition from one fifteen-minute period to the next

‘he sat with his pint until a quarter past nine’;

Quarternoun

a coin representing 25 cents, a quarter of a US or Canadian dollar.

Quarternoun

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

Quarternoun

one fourth of a lunar month.

Quarternoun

(in basketball, American football, and Australian Rules) each of four equal periods into which a game is divided

‘there were four scores in the opening quarter’;

Quarternoun

one of four terms into which a school or university year may be divided.

Quarternoun

one fourth of a pound weight (avoirdupois, equal to 4 ounces).

Quarternoun

one fourth of a hundredweight (in the UK 28 lb or in the US 25lb).

Quarternoun

a grain measure equivalent to 8 bushels.

Quarternoun

the haunches or hindquarters of a horse

‘they have strong, muscular quarters’;

Quarternoun

a part of a town or city having a particular character or use

‘a beautiful port city with a fascinating medieval quarter’;

Quarternoun

the direction of one of the points of the compass, especially as a direction from which the wind blows.

Quarternoun

a particular but unspecified person, group of people, or area

‘we have just had help from an unexpected quarter’;

Quarternoun

either side of a ship aft of the beam

‘he trained his glasses over the starboard quarter’;

Quarternoun

rooms or lodgings, especially those allocated to people in military or domestic service

‘they lived in RAF married quarters’;

Quarternoun

pity or mercy shown towards an enemy or opponent who is in one's power

‘the riot squad gave no quarter’;

Quarternoun

each of four or more roughly equal divisions of a shield separated by vertical and horizontal lines.

Quarternoun

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

Quarterverb

divide into four equal or corresponding parts

‘peel and quarter the bananas’;

Quarterverb

cut (the body of an executed person) into four parts

‘the plotters were hanged, drawn, and quartered’;

Quarterverb

cut (a log) into quarters, and these into planks so as to show the grain well.

Quarterverb

be stationed or lodged in a specified place

‘many were quartered in tents’;

Quarterverb

impose someone on (another person) as a lodger

‘you would have had her quartered on you forever’;

Quarterverb

range over or traverse (an area) in every direction

‘we watched a pair of kingfishers quartering the river looking for minnows’;

Quarterverb

move at an angle; go in a diagonal or zigzag direction

‘his young dog quartered back and forth in quick turns’;

Quarterverb

display (different coats of arms) in quarters of a shield, especially to show arms inherited from heiresses who have married into the bearer's family

‘Edward III quartered the French royal arms with his own’;

Quarterverb

divide (a shield) into four or more parts by vertical and horizontal lines.

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