adj : consisting of one of four equivalent parts; "a quarter pound
of butter" [syn: quarter(a)
n 1: one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound" [syn: one-fourth
, fourth part
, twenty-five percent
2: a district of a city having some distinguishing character;
"the Latin Quarter"
3: one of four periods of play into which some games are
divided; "both teams scored in the first quarter"
4: 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"
5: one of four periods into which the school year is divided;
"the fall quarter ends at Christmas"
6: a fourth part of a year; three months; "unemployment fell
during the last quarter"
7: one of the four major division of the compass; "the wind is
coming from that quarter"
8: a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
9: (British) a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
10: a US coin worth one fourth of a dollar; "he fed four
quarters into the slot machine"
11: an unspecified person; "he dropped a word in the right
12: the rear part of a ship [syn: stern
, after part
13: piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot
covering the heel and joining the vamp
v 1: provide housing for, of military personnel [syn: billet
2: 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" [syn:
, draw and quarter
3: divide into quarters; "quarter an apple"
4: divide by four; divide into quarters