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Dictionary definition for: Quarter

1. (v) provide housing for (military personnel)

2. (n) one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound"

3. (n) a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter"

4. (v) 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. (v) divide into quarters; "quarter an apple"

6. (n) one of four periods of play into which some games are divided; "both teams scored in the first quarter"

7. (v) divide by four; divide into quarters

8. (n) 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"

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

10. (n) a fourth part of a year; three months; "unemployment fell during the last quarter"

11. (n) one of the four major division of the compass; "the wind is coming from that quarter"

12. (n) a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)

13. (n) a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)

14. (n) a United States coin worth one fourth of a dollar; "he fed four quarters into the slot machine"

15. (n) an unspecified person; "he dropped a word in the right quarter"

16. (n) the rear part of a ship

17. (n) piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp

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