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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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