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English noun: quarter

1. quarter (quantity) one of four equal parts

SamplesA quarter of a pound.

Synonymsfourth, fourth part, one-fourth, one-quarter, quartern, twenty-five percent

Broader (hypernym)common fraction, simple fraction

2. quarter (location) a district of a city having some distinguishing character

SamplesThe Latin Quarter.

Broader (hypernym)city district

Narrower (hyponym)barrio, casbah, ghetto, kasbah, medina, skid road

3. quarter (time) (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided

SamplesBoth teams scored in the first quarter.

Broader (hypernym)division, part, section

Part meronymperiod of play, play, playing period

Domain categoryfootball, football game, professional basketball

4. quarter (time) a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour

SamplesIt's a quarter til 4.
A quarter after 4 o'clock.

Broader (hypernym)time unit, unit of time

Part meronym60 minutes, hour, hr

5. quarter (time) one of four periods into which the school year is divided

SamplesThe fall quarter ends at Christmas.

Broader (hypernym)academic session, academic term, school term, session

Part meronymacademic year, school year

6. quarter (time) a fourth part of a year; three months

SamplesUnemployment fell during the last quarter.

Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period

7. quarter one of the four major division of the compass

SamplesThe wind is coming from that quarter.

Broader (hypernym)orientation

8. quarter (quantity) a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)

Broader (hypernym)avoirdupois unit

Part holonymlb, pound, stone

Part meronymcental, centner, cwt, hundredweight, quintal, short hundredweight

9. quarter (quantity) a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)

Broader (hypernym)British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit

Part holonymbushel

Part meronymcwt, hundredweight, long hundredweight

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

10. quarter (possession) a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar

SamplesHe fed four quarters into the slot machine.

Broader (hypernym)coin

11. quarter (person) an unspecified person

SamplesHe dropped a word in the right quarter.

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

12. quarter (artifact) the rear part of a ship

Synonymsafter part, poop, stern, tail

Broader (hypernym)back, rear

Part holonymescutcheon, skeg

Part meronymship

13. quarter (artifact) piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp

Broader (hypernym)piece of leather

Part meronymupper

14. quarter (act) clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent

SamplesHe surrendered but asked for quarter.

Broader (hypernym)clemency, mercifulness, mercy

English verb: quarter

1. quarter (stative) provide housing for (military personnel)

Synonymsbillet, canton

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)accommodate, lodge

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. quarter (social) pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him

SamplesIn the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes.

Synonymsdraw, draw and quarter

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)kill

3. quarter (contact) divide into quarters

SamplesQuarter an apple.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)section, segment

4. quarter (cognition) divide by four; divide into quarters

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)divide, fraction

Domain categoryarithmetic

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