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Synonyms of quarter

Noun


1. one-fourth, fourth, one-quarter, quarter, fourth part, twenty-five percent, quartern, common fraction, simple fraction

usage: one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound"

2. quarter, city district

usage: a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter"

3. quarter, part, section, division

usage: (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided; "both teams scored in the first quarter"

4. quarter, time unit, unit of time

usage: 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. quarter, school term, academic term, academic session, session

usage: one of four periods into which the school year is divided; "the fall quarter ends at Christmas"

6. quarter, time period, period of time, period

usage: a fourth part of a year; three months; "unemployment fell during the last quarter"

7. quarter, orientation

usage: one of the four major division of the compass; "the wind is coming from that quarter"

8. quarter, avoirdupois unit

usage: a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)

9. quarter, British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit

usage: a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)

10. quarter, coin

usage: a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar; "he fed four quarters into the slot machine"

11. quarter, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: an unspecified person; "he dropped a word in the right quarter"

12. stern, after part, quarter, poop, tail, rear, back

usage: the rear part of a ship

13. quarter, piece of leather

usage: piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp

14. quarter, clemency, mercifulness, mercy

usage: clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent; "he surrendered but asked for quarter"

Verb


1. quarter, billet, canton, lodge, accommodate

usage: provide housing for (military personnel)

2. draw, quarter, draw and quarter, kill

usage: 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"

3. quarter, segment, section

usage: divide into quarters; "quarter an apple"

4. quarter, divide, fraction

usage: divide by four; divide into quarters

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