HyperDic: quarter

English > 18 senses of the word quarter:
NOUNquantityquarter, one-fourth, fourth, one-quarter, fourth part, twenty-five percent, quarternone of four equal parts
locationquartera district of a city having some distinguishing character
timequarter(football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games / games are divided
timequartera unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour
timequarterone of four periods into which the school year is divided
timequartera fourth part of a year
relationquarterone of the four major division of the compass
quantityquartera quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
quantityquartera quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
possessionquartera United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar
person quarteran unspecified person
artifactquarter, stern, after part, poop, tailthe rear part of a ship
artifactquarterpiece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp
actquarterclemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent
VERBstativequarter, billet, cantonprovide housing for (military personnel)
socialquarter, draw, draw and quarterpull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
contactquarterdivide into quarters
cognitionquarterdivide by four
quarter > pronunciation
Soundskao'rter; kwao'rter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > quarter: 18 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningOne of four equal parts.
Example"a quarter of a pound"
Synonymsone-fourth, fourth, one-quarter, fourth part, twenty-five percent, quartern
Broadercommon fraction, simple fractionThe quotient of two integers
Spanishcuarta parte, cuarto, veinticinco por ciento
Catalanquarta part, quarter, quart, vint-i-cinc per cent
Verbsquarterdivide into quarters
quarterpull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
English > quarter: 18 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningA district of a city having some distinguishing character.
Example"the Latin Quarter"
NarrowerbarrioA Spanish-speaking quarter in a town or city (especially in the United States)
ghettoformerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live
kasbah, casbahAn older or native quarter of many cities in northern Africa
medinaThe ancient quarter of many cities in northern Africa
skid roadThe district of a town frequented by loggers
Broadercity districtA district of a town or city
English > quarter: 18 senses > noun 3, time
Meaning(football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games / games are divided.
Example"both teams scored in the first quarter"
Categoryfootball, football gameAny of various games / games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
professional basketballPlaying basketball for money
Part ofplaying period, period of play, play(in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
Broaderpart, section, divisionOne of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
English > quarter: 18 senses > noun 4, time
MeaningA unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour.
Examples
  • "it's a quarter til 4"
  • "a quarter after 4 o'clock"
Part ofhour, hr, 60 minutesA period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
Broadertime unit, unit of timeA unit for measuring time periods
English > quarter: 18 senses > noun 5, time
MeaningOne of four periods into which the school year is divided.
Example"the fall quarter ends at Christmas"
Part ofschool year, academic yearThe period of time each year when the school is open and people are studying
Broaderschool term, academic term, academic session, sessionThe time during which a school holds classes
English > quarter: 18 senses > noun 6, time
MeaningA fourth part of a year; three months.
Example"unemployment fell during the last quarter"
Broadertime period, period of time, periodAn amount of time
Spanishtrimestre
Adjectivesquarterlyof or relating to or consisting of a quarter
English > quarter: 18 senses > noun 7, relation
MeaningOne of the four major division of the compass.
Example"the wind is coming from that quarter"
BroaderorientationPosition or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions
Spanishcuarta, cuarto
English > quarter: 18 senses > noun 8, quantity
MeaningA quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds).
Part ofhundredweight, cwt, short hundredweight, centner, cental, quintalA United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds
Partspound, lb16 ounces avoirdupois
stoneAn avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body
Broaderavoirdupois unitAny of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
Spanishcuarto de libra
Catalanquart de lliura
English > quarter: 18 senses > noun 9, quantity
MeaningA quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds).
Part ofhundredweight, cwt, long hundredweightA British unit of weight equivalent to 112 pounds
PartsbushelA British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
BroaderBritish capacity unit, Imperial capacity unitA unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System
Spanisharroba
English > quarter: 18 senses > noun 10, possession
MeaningA United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar.
Example"he fed four quarters into the slot machine"
BroadercoinA flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
Spanishcuarto de dólar, cuarto
English > quarter: 18 senses > noun 11, person
MeaningAn unspecified person.
Example"he dropped a word in the right quarter"
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
English > quarter: 18 senses > noun 12, artifact
MeaningThe rear part of a ship.
Synonymsstern, after part, poop, tail
Part ofshipA vessel that carries passengers or freight
Partsescutcheon(nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed
skegA brace that extends from the rear of the keel to support the rudderpost
Broaderrear, backThe side that goes last or is not normally seen
Spanishpopa
Catalanpopa
English > quarter: 18 senses > noun 13, artifact
Meaningpiece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp.
Part ofupperpiece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot
Broaderpiece of leatherA separate part consisting of leather
Spanishcuarto, trimestre
Catalanquarter
English > quarter: 18 senses > noun 14, act
Meaningclemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent.
Example"he surrendered but asked for quarter"
Broaderclemency, mercifulness, mercyleniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
English > quarter: 18 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningProvide housing for (military personnel) .
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsbillet, canton
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broaderlodge, accommodateProvide housing for
Spanishacantonar, acuartelar
Catalanallotjar, aquarterar
Nounsquarteringliving accommodations (especially those assigned to military personnel)
quartershousing available for people to live in
English > quarter: 18 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningPull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes"
Synonymsdraw, draw and quarter
BroaderkillCause to die
Spanishcuartear
Catalanquarterar, quarterejar
Nounsquarterone of four equal parts
English > quarter: 18 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningdivide into quarters.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"quarter an apple"
Broadersegment, sectiondivide into segments / segments
Spanishcuartear
Catalanquarterar, quarterejar
Nounsquarterone of four equal parts
quarteringdividing into four equal parts
English > quarter: 18 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningdivide by four; divide into quarters.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
CategoryarithmeticThe branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations
Broaderdivide, fractionPerform a division
Spanishcuartear, dividir en cuartos
Catalanquarterar
Nounsquarteringdividing into four equal parts

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