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Definitions of quarter:

part of speech: verb transitive

To divide into four equal parts: to divide into parts or compartments: to furnish with quarters: to lodge: to furnish with entertainment: ( her.) to bear as an appendage to the hereditary arms.

part of speech: verb transitive

To divide into four equal parts; furnish with lodgings, food, etc., as soldiers; station.

part of speech: participial adjective


part of speech: noun

28 lbs. avoirdupois: in England, 8 bushels ( dry measure): the fourth part of a chaldron of coal- of the year- of the moon's period- of a carcass ( including a limb)- of the horizon: a cardinal point: a region of a hemisphere: a division of a town, etc.: place of lodging, as for soldiers, esp. in pl.: mercy granted to a disabled antagonist, prob. form the idea of the captor sending the prisoner to his quarter or lodging: ( naut.) the part of a ship's side between the main mast and the stern.

part of speech: noun

The fourth part of anything; a weight of 28 lb. avoirdupois; a measure of capacity of 8 bushels; a point of the compass; a region; a territory; a particular portion or district of a town, city, & c.; proper station; in mil., mercy granted by a conqueror to his enemy; a part or side of a thing; the part of the side of a shoe from the heel to the vamp; the part of a ship's side lying towards the stern; the fourth part of the year; one limb of a quadruped with adjacent parts.

part of speech: verb

To divide into four equal parts; to separate into parts; in mil., to station for lodgings; to have a temporary residence.

part of speech: noun

The fourth part of anything; twenty- five ( often, twenty- eight) pounds, one- fourth of a hundred- weight; one- fourth of a ton; in England, eight bushels; the fourth part of the moon's monthly revolution; three months, a fourth of a year; one- half of a term at school; fifteen minutes, a fourth of an hour; twenty- five cents, a fourth of a dollar; a silver coin of this value; one of the four points of the compass, as north, south, etc.; a part of the globe; a particular place or district; afterpart of a ship's side; one of the four limbs of an animal with the parts near it; as, a quarter of lamb; life granted to a captive or enemy; mercy; as, to give no quarter; the place or source from which anything comes; as, you may expect trouble from that quarter.

part of speech: noun

A fourth part: the fourth part of a cwt.

part of speech: plural

Military stations; lodgings or residence; in R. N., the stations or places assigned on duty or in action; in building, those slight upright pieces of timber placed between the puncheons and posts used to lath upon.

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