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  1. [noun] one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound"
    Synonyms: one-fourth, fourth, fourth part, twenty-five percent

  2. [noun] a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter"

  3. [noun] one of four periods of play into which some games are divided; "both teams scored in the first quarter"

  4. [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"

  5. [noun] one of four periods into which the school year is divided; "the fall quarter ends at Christmas"

  6. [noun] a fourth part of a year; three months; "unemployment fell during the last quarter"

  7. [noun] one of the four major division of the compass; "the wind is coming from that quarter"

  8. [noun] a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)

  9. [noun] a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)

  10. [noun] a United States coin worth one fourth of a dollar; "he fed four quarters into the slot machine"

  11. [noun] an unspecified person; "he dropped a word in the right quarter"

  12. [noun] the rear part of a ship
    Synonyms: stern, after part, poop, tail

  13. [noun] piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp

  14. [verb] provide housing for (military personnel)
    Synonyms: billet, canton

  15. [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"
    Synonyms: draw, draw and

  16. [verb] divide into quarters; "quarter an apple"

  17. [verb] divide by four; divide into quarters


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