Quarter - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkwɔːrtər|  American pronunciation of the word quarter
Brit.  |ˈk(w)ɔːtə|  British pronunciation of the word quarter


- one of four equal parts(syn: fourth, one-fourth, one-quarter, quartern)
- a district of a city having some distinguishing character
- (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided
- a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour
- one of four periods into which the school year is divided
- a fourth part of a year; three months
- one of the four major division of the compass

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- provide housing for (military personnel) (syn: billet, canton)
- pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him(syn: draw)
- divide into quarters
- divide by four; divide into quarters


Cut the pie into quarters.

a quarter of a cup of sugar

He was three quarters of an hour early.

The hunters quartered the deer.

We were quartered in log cabins at the camp.

They live less than a quarter mile from us.

A quarter of the population voted for him.

The clock struck the quarter.

Their heads and quarters were still rotting on poles.

The troops attacked the city from all quarters.

Even in the highest quarters justice ceased to be much considered.

We must find quarters before nightfall.

The king gave no quarter to traitors.

She quartered the sandwiches and put them on a serving tray.

He was then quartered in Edinburgh as a lieutenant.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: quarter
he/she/it: quarters
present participle: quartering
past tense: quartered
past participle: quartered
singular: quarter
plural: quarters
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