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Noun quarter has 13 senses
  1. one-fourth, fourth, quarter, fourth part, twenty-five percent, quartern - one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound"
    --1 is a kind of common fraction, simple fraction
    Derived forms: verb quarter3, verb quarter2
  2. quarter - a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter"
    --2 is a kind of
    city district
    --2 has particulars: ghetto; kasbah, casbah; medina; barrio
  3. quarter - one of four periods of play into which some games are divided; "both teams scored in the first quarter"
    --3 is a kind of
    playing period, period of play, play
  4. quarter - 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"
    --4 is a kind of
    time unit, unit of time
    --4 is a part of hour, hr, 60 minutes
  5. quarter - one of four periods into which the school year is divided; "the fall quarter ends at Christmas"
    --5 is a kind of
    school term, academic term, academic session, session
    --5 is a part of school year, academic year
  6. quarter - a fourth part of a year; three months; "unemployment fell during the last quarter"
    --6 is a kind of
    time period, period of time, period
  7. quarter - one of the four major division of the compass; "the wind is coming from that quarter"
    --7 is a kind of
  8. quarter - a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
    --8 is a kind of
    avoirdupois unit
    --8 is a part of
     hundredweight, cwt, short hundredweight, centner, cental, quintal
    --8 has parts: pound, lb; stone
  9. quarter - a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
    --9 is a kind of
    British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit
    --9 is a part of hundredweight, cwt, long hundredweight
    --9 has part: bushel
  10. quarter - a United States coin worth one fourth of a dollar; "he fed four quarters into the slot machine"
    --10 is a kind of
  11. quarter - an unspecified person; "he dropped a word in the right quarter"
    --11 is a kind of
    person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
  12. stern, after part, quarter, poop, tail - the rear part of a ship
    --12 is a kind of rear, back
    --12 is a part of ship
    --12 has parts: escutcheon; skeg
  13. quarter - piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp
    --13 is a kind of
    piece of leather
    --13 is a part of upper
Verb quarter has 4 senses
  1. quarter, billet, canton - provide housing for (military personnel)
    --1 is one way to lodge, accommodate
    Derived forms: noun quarters1, noun quartering2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. draw, quarter, draw and quarter - 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"
    --2 is one way to kill
    Derived form: noun quarter1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. quarter - divide into quarters; "quarter an apple"
    --3 is one way to
    segment, section
    Derived forms: noun quarter1, noun quartering3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. quarter - divide by four; divide into quarters
    --4 is one way to
    divide, fraction
    Derived form: noun quartering3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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