(noun, adjective, verb)


1. Pertaining to an aspect of a quarter.

2. (chiefly) Consisting of a fourth part, a quarter (1/4, 25%).

3. (chiefly) Related to a three-month term, a quarter of a year.


1. one of four equal parts

- a quarter of a pound

Similar word(s): fourth, quartern

Definition categories: quantity

2. a district of a city having some distinguishing character

- the Latin Quarter

Definition categories: location

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

- both teams scored in the first quarter

Definition categories: time, division, part, section

4. 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

Definition categories: time

5. one of four periods into which the school year is divided

- the fall quarter ends at Christmas

Definition categories: time, session

6. a fourth part of a year; three months

- unemployment fell during the last quarter

Definition categories: time, period

7. one of the four major division of the compass

- the wind is coming from that quarter

Definition categories: link, orientation

8. a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)

Definition categories: quantity

9. a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)

Definition categories: quantity

10. a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar

- he fed four quarters into the slot machine

Definition categories: possession, coin

11. an unspecified person

- he dropped a word in the right quarter

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

12. the rear part of a ship

Similar word(s): poop, stern, tail

Definition categories: man–made, back, rear

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

Definition categories: man–made

14. clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent

- he surrendered but asked for quarter

Definition categories: act, clemency, mercifulness, mercy


1. provide housing for (military personnel)

Similar word(s): billet, canton

Definition categories: stative, accommodate, lodge

2. 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

Similar word(s): draw

Definition categories: social, kill

3. divide into quarters

- quarter an apple

Definition categories: contact, section, segment

4. divide by four; divide into quarters

Definition categories: cognition, divide, fraction

Sentences with quarter as a verb:

- Quarter the horses in the third stable.

- Every creature that met us would rely on us for quartering — De Quincey.