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quar·ter

 (kwôr′tər)
n.
1. One of four equal parts.
2. A coin equal to one fourth of the dollar of the United States and Canada.
3. One fourth of an hour; 15 minutes.
4. Abbr. Q
a. One fourth of a year; three months: Sales were up in the second quarter.
b. An academic term lasting approximately three months.
5. Astronomy
a. One fourth of the period of the moon's revolution around Earth.
b. One of the two phases of the moon at which the moon, as viewed from Earth, appears to be half illuminated by the sun. The quarter phases mark the quarter and three-quarter points of the moon's revolution about the Earth.
6. Sports One of four equal periods of playing time into which some games, such as football and basketball, are divided.
7. One fourth of a yard; nine inches.
8. One fourth of a mile; two furlongs.
9. One fourth of a pound; four ounces.
10. One fourth of a ton; 500 pounds. Used as a measure of grain.
11. Chiefly British A measure of grain equal to approximately eight bushels.
12.
a. One fourth of a hundredweight; 25 pounds.
b. One fourth of a British hundredweight; 28 pounds.
13.
a. One of the four major divisions of the compass.
b. One fourth of the distance between any two of the 32 divisions of the compass.
c. One of the four major divisions of the horizon as determined by the four major points of the compass.
d. A region or an area of the earth thought of as falling into such a specific division of the compass.
e. Nautical The general direction on either side of a ship located 45° off the stern.
14. Nautical
a. The upper portion of the after side of a ship, usually between the aftermost mast and the stern.
b. The part of a yard between the slings and the yardarm.
15. Heraldry Any of four equal divisions of a shield.
16. One leg of an animal's carcass, usually including the adjoining parts.
17. Either side of a horse's hoof.
18. The part of the side of a shoe between the heel and the vamp.
19. quarters A place of residence, especially the buildings or barracks used to house military personnel or their dependents.
20. often quarters A proper or assigned station or place, as for officers and crew on a warship.
21. often Quarter A specific district or section, as of a city: the French Quarter.
22. often quarters An unspecified person or group: information from the highest quarters.
23. Mercy or clemency, especially when displayed or given to an enemy.
adj.
1. Being one of four equal or equivalent parts.
2. Being one fourth of a standard or usual value.
v. quar·tered, quar·ter·ing, quar·ters
v.tr.
1.
a. To divide into four equal or equivalent parts.
b. To quartersaw.
2. To divide or separate into a number of parts.
3. To dismember (a human body) into four parts.
4. Heraldry To divide (a shield) into four equal areas with vertical and horizontal lines.
5.
a. To mark or place (holes, for example) a fourth of a circle apart.
b. To locate and adjust (one machine part) at right angles to its connecting part within the machine.
6. To furnish with housing: quartered the troops in an old factory building.
7. To traverse (an area of ground) laterally back and forth while slowly advancing forward.
v.intr.
1. To take up or be assigned lodgings.
2. To cover an area of ground by ranging over it from side to side.

[Middle English, from Old French quartier, from Latin quārtārius, from quārtus, fourth; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: When referring to the time of day, the article a is optional in phrases such as (a) quarter to (or of, before, or till) nine; (a) quarter after (or past) ten.

quarter

(ˈkwɔːtə)
n
1. (Mathematics) one of four equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, amount, etc
2. (Mathematics) Also called: fourth the fraction equal to one divided by four ()
3. (Currencies) US and Canadian a quarter of a dollar; 25-cent piece
4. (Units) a unit of weight equal to a quarter of a hundredweight. 1 US quarter is equal to 25 pounds; 1 Brit quarter is equal to 28 pounds
5. (Units) short for quarter-hour
6. (Units) a fourth part of a year; three months
7. (Astronomy) astronomy
a. one fourth of the moon's period of revolution around the earth
b. either of two phases of the moon, first quarter or last quarter, when half of the lighted surface is visible from the earth
8. (Units) informal a unit of weight equal to a quarter of a pound or 4 ounces
9. (Units) Brit a unit of capacity for grain, etc, usually equal to 8 UK bushels
10. (General Sporting Terms) sport one of the four periods into which certain games are divided
11. (Nautical Terms) nautical the part of a vessel's side towards the stern, usually aft of the aftermost mast: the port quarter.
12. (Nautical Terms) nautical the general direction along the water in the quadrant between the beam of a vessel and its stern: the wind was from the port quarter.
13. (Human Geography) a region or district of a town or city: the Spanish quarter.
14. (Navigation) a region, direction, or point of the compass
15. (sometimes plural) an unspecified person or group of people: to get word from the highest quarter.
16. mercy or pity, as shown to a defeated opponent (esp in the phrases ask for or give quarter)
17. (Zoology) any of the four limbs, including the adjacent parts, of the carcass of a quadruped or bird: a hind quarter of beef.
18. (Veterinary Science) vet science the side part of the wall of a horse's hoof
19. (Clothing & Fashion) the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp
20. (Heraldry) heraldry one of four more or less equal quadrants into which a shield may be divided
21. (Military) military slang short for quartermaster
22. (Nautical Terms) military slang short for quartermaster
vb
23. (tr) to divide into four equal or nearly equal parts
24. (tr) to divide into any number of parts
25. (tr) (esp formerly) to dismember (a human body): to be drawn and quartered.
26. (Military) to billet or be billeted in lodgings, esp (of military personnel) in civilian lodgings
27. (Hunting) (intr) (of gun dogs or hounds) to range over an area of ground in search of game or the scent of quarry
28. (Nautical Terms) (intr) nautical (of the wind) to blow onto a vessel's quarter: the wind began to quarter.
29. (Heraldry) (tr) heraldry
a. to divide (a shield) into four separate bearings with a cross
b. to place (one set of arms) in diagonally opposite quarters to another
adj
being or consisting of one of four equal parts: a quarter pound of butter.
[C13: from Old French quartier, from Latin quartārius a fourth part, from quartus fourth]

quar•ter

(ˈkwɔr tər)

n.
1. one of the four equal or equivalent parts into which anything is or may be divided.
2. a fourth part, esp. of one (¼).
3. one fourth of a U.S. or Canadian dollar, equivalent to 25 cents.
4. a coin of this value.
5. one fourth of an hour; 15 minutes.
6. the moment marking this period: The clock struck the quarter.
7. one fourth of a calendar or fiscal year.
8. a fourth of the moon's period or monthly revolution, being that portion of its period or orbital course between a quadrature and a syzygy.
9. a term of instruction at a school or college lasting about 10 to 12 weeks.
10. any of the four equal periods of play in certain games, as football and basketball. Compare half (def. 3).
11. one fourth of a pound.
12. one fourth of a mile; 2 furlongs.
13. one fourth of a yard; 9 inches.
14. one fourth of a hundredweight: in the U.S. equaling 25 lbs. and in Britain 28 lbs.
15.
a. the region of any of the four principal points of the compass or divisions of the horizon.
b. such a point or division.
c. any point or direction of the compass.
d. the fourth part of the distance between any two adjacent points of the 32 marked on a compass.
16. a region, district, or place.
17. a district of a city or town, esp. one largely occupied by a particular group: the Turkish quarter.
18. Usu., quarters.
a. housing accommodations, as a place of residence; lodgings.
b. the buildings, rooms, etc., occupied by military personnel or their families.
19. Often, quarters. an unspecified person or group serving as a source: secret information from a high quarter.
20. mercy or indulgence, esp. as shown in sparing the life of a vanquished enemy: to give quarter.
21. one of the four parts, each including a leg, of the body or carcass of a quadruped.
22. the side of a horse's hoof between the toe and heel.
23. the part of a boot or shoe on each side of the foot, from the middle of the back to the vamp.
24.
a. the after part of a ship's side, usu. from about the aftermost mast to the stern.
b. the general horizontal direction 45° from the stern of a ship on either side.
c. one of the stations to which crew members are called for battle, emergencies, or drills.
d. the part of a yard between the slings and the yardarm.
25.
a. any of the four equal areas into which an escutcheon can be divided.
b. a charge occupying a quarter.
v.t.
26. to divide into four equal or equivalent parts.
27. to divide into parts fewer or more than four.
28. to cut the body of (a person) into quarters, esp. after executing for treason.
29. to furnish with lodging.
30. to traverse (the ground) from left to right and right to left while advancing, as dogs in search of game.
31.
a. to divide (an escutcheon) into four or more parts.
b. to place or bear quarterly (different coats of arms, etc.) on an escutcheon.
c. to display (a coat of arms) with one's own on an escutcheon.
v.i.
32. to take up or be in quarters; lodge.
33. to range to and fro, as dogs in search of game.
34. to sail so as to have the wind or sea on the quarter.
adj.
35. being one of four equal or approximately equal parts.
36. being equal to only about one fourth of the full measure.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French quartier < Latin quārtārius=quārt(us) fourth + -ārius -ary]
quar′ter•er, n.

term

semesterquarter
1. 'term'

At a British school, each year is divided into three terms. At an American school, it is divided into four terms.

...the summer term.
2. 'semester'

At a British college or university, each year is also divided into three terms.

At an American college or university, it is divided into two semesters, three trimesters, or four quarters.

The first semester starts in three weeks.

quarter


Past participle: quartered
Gerund: quartering

Imperative
quarter
quarter
Present
I quarter
you quarter
he/she/it quarters
we quarter
you quarter
they quarter
Preterite
I quartered
you quartered
he/she/it quartered
we quartered
you quartered
they quartered
Present Continuous
I am quartering
you are quartering
he/she/it is quartering
we are quartering
you are quartering
they are quartering
Present Perfect
I have quartered
you have quartered
he/she/it has quartered
we have quartered
you have quartered
they have quartered
Past Continuous
I was quartering
you were quartering
he/she/it was quartering
we were quartering
you were quartering
they were quartering
Past Perfect
I had quartered
you had quartered
he/she/it had quartered
we had quartered
you had quartered
they had quartered
Future
I will quarter
you will quarter
he/she/it will quarter
we will quarter
you will quarter
they will quarter
Future Perfect
I will have quartered
you will have quartered
he/she/it will have quartered
we will have quartered
you will have quartered
they will have quartered
Future Continuous
I will be quartering
you will be quartering
he/she/it will be quartering
we will be quartering
you will be quartering
they will be quartering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been quartering
you have been quartering
he/she/it has been quartering
we have been quartering
you have been quartering
they have been quartering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been quartering
you will have been quartering
he/she/it will have been quartering
we will have been quartering
you will have been quartering
they will have been quartering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been quartering
you had been quartering
he/she/it had been quartering
we had been quartering
you had been quartering
they had been quartering
Conditional
I would quarter
you would quarter
he/she/it would quarter
we would quarter
you would quarter
they would quarter
Past Conditional
I would have quartered
you would have quartered
he/she/it would have quartered
we would have quartered
you would have quartered
they would have quartered

quarter

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Quarter

A unit of weight. One quarter equals twenty-five pounds (eighty quarters/ton).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quarter - one of four equal partsquarter - one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound"
common fraction, simple fraction - the quotient of two integers
2.quarter - a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter"
city district - a district of a town or city
ghetto - formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live; "the Warsaw ghetto"
casbah, kasbah - an older or native quarter of many cities in northern Africa; the quarter in which the citadel is located
medina - the ancient quarter of many cities in northern Africa
skid road - the district of a town frequented by loggers
barrio - a Spanish-speaking quarter in a town or city (especially in the United States)
3.quarter - (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided; "both teams scored in the first quarter"
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
professional basketball - playing basketball for money
division, section, part - one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
period of play, playing period, play - (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; "rain stopped play in the 4th inning"
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"
time unit, unit of time - a unit for measuring time periods
60 minutes, hour, hr - a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day; "the job will take more than an hour"
5.quarter - one of four periods into which the school year is divided; "the fall quarter ends at Christmas"
academic year, school year - the period of time each year when the school is open and people are studying
academic session, academic term, school term, session - the time during which a school holds classes; "they had to shorten the school term"
6.quarter - a fourth part of a year; three months; "unemployment fell during the last quarter"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
7.quarter - one of the four major division of the compass; "the wind is coming from that quarter"
orientation - position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions
8.quarter - a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
avoirdupois unit - any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
lb, pound - 16 ounces avoirdupois; "he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"
stone - an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds; "a heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone"
cental, cwt, short hundredweight, hundredweight, quintal, centner - a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds
9.quarter - a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit - a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet
bushel - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks
long hundredweight, cwt, hundredweight - a British unit of weight equivalent to 112 pounds
10.quarter - a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar; "he fed four quarters into the slot machine"
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
11.quarter - an unspecified person; "he dropped a word in the right quarter"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
12.quarter - the rear part of a shipquarter - the rear part of a ship    
escutcheon - (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed
back, rear - the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
skeg - a brace that extends from the rear of the keel to support the rudderpost
13.quarter - piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp
piece of leather - a separate part consisting of leather
upper - piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot; "Uppers come in many styles"
14.quarter - clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent; "he surrendered but asked for quarter"
mercy, clemency, mercifulness - leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court"
Verb1.quarter - provide housing for (military personnel)
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
lodge, accommodate - provide housing for; "We are lodging three foreign students this semester"
2.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"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
3.quarter - divide into quarters; "quarter an apple"
section, segment - divide into segments; "segment an orange"; "segment a compound word"
4.quarter - divide by four; divide into quarters
arithmetic - the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations
fraction, divide - perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?"

quarter

noun
1. district, region, neighbourhood, place, point, part, side, area, position, station, spot, territory, zone, location, province, colony, locality He wandered through the Chinese quarter.
2. source, place, point, person, spot, direction, location Help came from an unexpected quarter.
3. mercy, pity, compassion, favour, charity, sympathy, tolerance, kindness, forgiveness, indulgence, clemency, leniency, forbearance, lenity It is bloody brutal work, with no quarter given.
plural noun
1. lodgings, rooms, accommodation, post, station, chambers, digs (Brit. informal), shelter, lodging, residence, dwelling, barracks, abode, habitation, billet, domicile, cantonment (Military) Mckinnon went down from the deck to the officers' quarters.
verb
1. accommodate, house, lodge, place, board, post, station, install, put up, billet, give accommodation, provide with accommodation Our soldiers are quartered in Peredelkino.

quarter

noun
1. One of four equal parts of something:
2. A part of the earth's surface:
3. A rather small part of a geographic unit considered in regard to its inhabitants or distinctive characteristics.Often uppercase:
verb
To provide with often temporary lodging:
Translations
رُبْعرُبْع اللعْبَهربيع أوَّل أو ربيع ثانٍرَحْمَهفَخْذ البَقَر
quartquarter
čtvrtčtvrťčtvrtinačtvrtitčtvrtletí
kvarterkvartkvartalkvartdollarnåde
kvarono
neljännesneljännesvuosineljäsosa
četvrtčetvrtina
fertályhátsó fertályholdnegyednégy részre osztnegyed
kuartal
áttdeila meî fjórumfjórðungurfjórîungur úr dollara/dalfjórîungur, fjórîi hluti, fjórîi; kortér
4分の1
4분의 1
ketvirtiskvartirmeisterispasturgalisperpjauti į keturias dalisškancai
augošs/dilstošs mēnessceturksnisceturtdaļaceturtdaļa/periodsdalīt ar četri
sfert
deliť štyrmištvrťdolárštvrtiť
četrtčetrt stoletjačetrtakčetrtletje
kvartkvartalkvartsfjärdedel
เศษหนึ่งส่วนสี่
çeyreksemtmahallemerhametoyunun dörtte biri
một phần tư

quarter

[ˈkwɔːtəʳ]
A. N
1. (= fourth part) [of kilo, kilometre, second] → cuarto m; [of price, population] → cuarta parte f
a quarter of a mileun cuarto de milla
a quarter (of a pound) of teaun cuarto de libra de té
for a quarter of the pricepor la cuarta parte del precio
to divide sth into quartersdividir algo en cuartos or en cuatro
the tank was only a quarter fullel depósito sólo estaba a un cuarto de su capacidad
it's a quarter gone alreadyya se ha gastado la cuarta parte
I'm a quarter Spanishtengo una cuarta parte de sangre española
2. (in time) → cuarto m
a quarter of an hour/centuryun cuarto de hora/siglo
an hour and a quarteruna hora y cuarto
three quarters of an hourtres cuartos de hora
it's a quarter past or > after seven (US) → son las siete y cuarto
it's a quarter to or > of seven (US) → son las siete menos cuarto, es un cuarto para las siete (LAm)
3. (specific fourth parts)
3.1. (US, Canada) (= 25 cents) → (moneda f de) cuarto m de dólar
3.2. [of year] → trimestre m
to pay by the quarterpagar trimestralmente or al trimestre or cada tres meses
3.3. [of moon] → cuarto m
when the moon is in its first/last quartercuando la luna está en cuarto creciente/menguante
4. (= part of town) → barrio m
the business quarterel barrio comercial
the old quarterel casco viejo or antiguo
5. (= direction, area) protest is growing in some quarterslas protestas aumentan en algunos círculos
from all quartersde todas partes
at close quartersde cerca
he fired two shots at close quartersdisparó dos tiros a quemarropa
they are spread over the four quarters of the globese extienden por todos los rincones or por todas partes del mundo
help came from an unexpected quarterla ayuda nos llegó de un lugar inesperado
6. (Naut, Geog) [of compass] → cuarta f
the port/starboard quarter [of ship] → la aleta de babor/estribor
the wind was from the port quarterel viento soplaba de babor
the wind is in the right quarterel viento sopla en dirección favorable
7. (Heraldry) → cuartel m
8. (frm) (= mercy) → clemencia f
they knew they could expect no quartersabían que no podían esperar clemencia
to give (sb) no quarterno dar cuartel (a algn)
9. quarters (= accommodation)
9.1. (for staff) (= building, section) → dependencias fpl; (= rooms) → cuartos mpl, habitaciones fpl
the servants' quarterslas dependencias del servicio
they're living in very cramped quartersviven hacinados
the cramped quarters of the space capsuleel reducido espacio de la cápsula espacial
see also living D
9.2. (Mil) (= barracks) → cuartel msing (also sleeping quarters) → barracones mpl
the crew's/officers' quarters (on ship) → las dependencias de la tripulación/de los oficiales
see also married B
B. ADJcuarto
he has a quarter sharetiene una cuarta parte
a quarter pound/centuryun cuarto de libra/siglo
C. VT
1. (= divide into four) [+ apple, potato] → cortar en cuatro (trozos); [+ carcass, body] → descuartizar
see also hang A3.1
2. (Mil) → acuartelar, alojar
our soldiers are quartered in Ramseynuestros soldados están acuartelados en Ramsey
3. (= range over) [person] → recorrer
to quarter the ground [dog] → buscar olfateando; [bird] → escudriñar el terreno
D. CPD quarter day N (gen) primer día del trimestre (Fin) el día del vencimiento de un pago trimestral
quarter light N (Brit) (Aut) → ventanilla f direccional
quarter note N (US) (Mus) → negra f
quarter tone Ncuarto m de tono
quarter turn Ncuarto m de vuelta

quarter

[ˈkwɔːrr]
n
(= fourth part) → quart m
to be a quarter the size of sth → être quatre fois plus petit(e) que qch
to cut sth into quarters [+ apple, pepper, tomato] → couper qch en quartiers; [+ material, pastry] → couper qch en quatre
to divide sth into quarters → partager qch en quatre three quarters
(in time expressions)quart m
a quarter of an hour → un quart d'heure
it's a quarter to 3, it's a quarter of 3 (US)il est 3 heures moins le quart
it's a quarter past 3, it's a quarter after 3 (US)il est 3 heures et quart three quarters
[year] → trimestre m
(= district) → quartier m
(US, Canadian) (= 25 cents) → (pièce f de) vingt-cinq cents mpl
(= group)
Help came from an unexpected quarter
BUT L'aide est venue de là où on ne l'attendait pas.
in some quarters (= among some people) → dans certains milieux
from all quarters (= from all sides) → de tous côtés
[moon] → quartier m
vt
(= divide into four) [+ fruit, vegetable] → couper en quartiers
(= reduce to a quarter) → diviser par quatre
(MILITARY)caserner, cantonner quarters
npl
(= rooms) → logement m (MILITARY)quartiers mpl, cantonnement m
at close quarters [watch, observe] → de très près

quarter

n
(= fourth part)Viertel nt; to divide something into quartersetw in vier Teile teilen; the bottle was a quarter/three-quarters fulldie Flasche war zu einem Viertel/zu drei Vierteln gefüllt, die Flasche war viertel/drei viertel voll; a quarter (of a pound) of teaein Viertel(pfund) Tee; a mile and a quartereineinviertel Meilen; a quarter of a mileeine Viertelmeile; it was a quarter as big as the other onees war ein Viertel so groß wie das andere; for a quarter (of) the price, for quarter the pricezu einem Viertel des Preises
(in expressions of time) → Viertel nt; a quarter of an houreine Viertelstunde; a quarter to seven, a quarter of seven (US) → (ein) Viertel vor sieben, drei viertel sieben (dial); a quarter past six, a quarter after six (US) → (ein) Viertel nach sechs, viertel sieben (dial); it’s just on the quarteres ist gerade Viertel; the clock strikes the quartersdie Uhr schlägt alle Viertelstunde; the clock has just struck the quarterdie Uhr hat eben Viertel or die Viertelstunde geschlagen; an hour and a quartereineinviertel Stunden, fünf viertel Stunden
(= fourth of year)Vierteljahr nt, → Quartal nt; paid by the quartervierteljährlich bezahlt; a quarter’s rentdie Miete für ein Quartal
(US) → Vierteldollar m, → 25-Cent-Stück nt
(= district in town)Viertel nt
(= area) he has travelled in every quarter of the globeer hat schon alle Ecken der Welt bereist; they came from all quarters of the earthsie kamen aus allen Teilen der Welt; in these quartersin dieser Gegend
(= direction)(Himmels)richtung f; they came from all quarterssie kamen aus allen Himmelsrichtungen
(Naut: = direction of wind) → Richtung f; what quarter is the wind in?aus welcher Richtung kommt der Wind?
(= side)Seite f; (= place)Stelle f; he won’t get help from that quartervon dieser Seite wird er keine Hilfe bekommen; in high quartershöheren Orts; in various quartersan verschiedenen Stellen; at close quartersin der Nähe; (= from nearby)aus der Nähe; they were unaccustomed to fighting at close quarterssie waren nicht an den Nahkampf gewöhnt
quarters pl (= lodgings)Quartier nt (also Mil), → Unterkunft f; to take up one’s quarters (Mil) → sein Quartier beziehen; to be confined to quarters (Mil) → Stubenarrest haben
(Naut, for battle) → Posten m; to take up one’s quartersPosten beziehen
(Naut, = part of ship) → Achterschiff nt; on the port quarterbackbord; on the starboard quartersteuerbord
(= mercy in battle)Schonung f, → Pardon m; to give quarterSchonung or Pardon gewähren; he gave no quarterer kannte kein Pardon; no quarter was asked for and none givenes wurde auf beiden Seiten schonungslos gekämpft
(Her) → Wappenfeld nt
(of moon)Viertel nt
(Sport, of match) → (Spiel)viertel nt
(Measure) → ˜ Viertelzentner m
adjViertel-; quarter pound/mileViertelpfund nt/-meile f; the/a quarter partdas/ein Viertel
vt
(= cut into four)vierteln; beef, horse(in vier Teile) zerlegen; traitor’s bodyvierteilen
(= lodge)unterbringen, einquartieren (also Mil) → (on bei)

quarter

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quarterback
n (US)
(Ftbl) → Quarterback m
(= chief coordinator etc)Leiter(in) m(f)
quarter day
nQuartalstag m
quarterdeck
n (Naut) → Achterdeck nt, → Quarterdeck nt
quarterfinal
nViertelfinalspiel nt
quarterfinalist
nTeilnehmer(in) m(f)am Viertelfinale
quarter horse
n (breed of horse) → Quarter Horse nt
quarter-hour
adj
(lasting 15 minutes) → viertelstündig
(every 15 minutes) → viertelstündlich
quarter-hourly
adj, advviertelstündlich

quarter

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quarter note
n (US Mus) → Viertel (→ note f) nt
quarter-note
adj quarter restViertelpause f
quarter-pounder
n (Cook) → Viertelpfünder m
quarter sessions
plvierteljährliche Gerichtssitzungen pl
quarterstaff
n (Hist) → Schlagstock m
quarter tone
nVierteltonintervall nt

quarter

[ˈkwɔːtəʳ]
1. n
a. (fourth part) → quarto; (of year) → trimestre m
a quarter (of a pound) of tea → un etto di tè
a quarter of a century → un quarto di secolo
to divide sth into quarters → dividere qc in quattro (parti)
to pay by the quarter → pagare trimestralmente
b. (Am, Canada) (25 cents) → quarto di dollaro, 25 centesimi
c. (time) a quarter of an hourun quarto d'ora
an hour and a quarter → un'ora e un quarto
it's a quarter to or (Am) of 3 → sono le 3 meno un quarto, manca un quarto alle 3
it's a quarter past or (Am) after 3 → sono le 3 e un quarto
d. (district) → quartiere m
e. (direction) from all quartersda tutte le parti or direzioni
at close quarters → a distanza ravvicinata
you won't get any help from that quarter → non otterrai nessun aiuto da quella parte
f. quarters npl (accommodation) → alloggio (Mil) → quartiere m; (temporary) → alloggiamento
g. to give sb no quarteressere implacabile verso qn
2. vt
a. (divide into four) → dividere in quattro (parti)
b. (Mil) → alloggiare

quarter

(ˈkwoːtə) noun
1. one of four equal parts of something which together form the whole (amount) of the thing. There are four of us, so we'll cut the cake into quarters; It's (a) quarter past / (American) after four; In the first quarter of the year his firm made a profit; The shop is about a quarter of a mile away; an hour and a quarter; two and a quarter hours.
2. in the United States and Canada, (a coin worth) twenty-five cents, the fourth part of a dollar.
3. a district or part of a town especially where a particular group of people live. He lives in the Polish quarter of the town.
4. a direction. People were coming at me from all quarters.
5. mercy shown to an enemy.
6. the leg of a usually large animal, or a joint of meat which includes a leg. a quarter of beef; a bull's hindquarters.
7. the shape of the moon at the end of the first and third weeks of its cycle; the first or fourth week of the cycle itself.
8. one of four equal periods of play in some games.
9. a period of study at a college etc usually 10 to 12 weeks in length.
verb
1. to cut into four equal parts. We'll quarter the cake and then we'll all have an equal share.
2. to divide by four. If we each do the work at the same time, we could quarter the time it would take to finish the job.
3. to give (especially a soldier) somewhere to stay. The soldiers were quartered all over the town.
ˈquarterly adjective
happening, published etc once every three months. a quarterly journal; quarterly payments.
adverb
once every three months. We pay our electricity bill quarterly.
plural ˈquarterliesnoun
a magazine etc which is published once every three months.
ˈquarters noun plural
a place to stay especially for soldiers.
ˈquarter-deck noun
the part of the upper deck of a ship between the stern and the mast nearest it.
ˌquarter-ˈfinal noun
(often in plural) the third-last round in a competition.
ˌquarter-ˈfinalist noun
ˈquartermaster noun
an officer whose job is to provide soldiers with food, transport, a place to live etc.
at close quarters
close to; close together. The soldiers were fighting with the enemy at close quarters.

quarter

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quarter

n. cuarto, cuarta parte de un todo.

quarter

n cuarta parte, cuarto; a quarter of a tablet..la cuarta parte de una tableta
References in classic literature ?
A quarter would more than do it, and leave a few cents over for a treat for you.
This hedge was nearly a quarter of a mile long, but I had to look very hard to see it at all.
Edna had not traversed a quarter of the distance on her way home before she was overtaken by Robert.
While writing this book, fully a quarter of a century since, it occurred to us that the French name of this lake was too complicated, the American too commonplace, and the Indian too unpronounceable, for either to be used familiarly in a work of fiction.
The clock on the wall showed him that, already, he had given to young Spear one hour and a quarter.
Now we began to strengthen, and from hence, for the space of six weeks, we had skirmishes with Indians, in one quarter or other, almost every day.
The street in which it upreared its venerable peaks has long ceased to be a fashionable quarter of the town; so that, though the old edifice was surrounded by habitations of modern date, they were mostly small, built entirely of wood, and typical of the most plodding uniformity of common life.
It is now nearly two centuries and a quarter since the original Briton, the earliest emigrant of my name, made his appearance in the wild and forest -- bordered settlement which has since become a city.
In the porkers he saw carved out the future sleek side of bacon, and juicy relishing ham; not a turkey but he beheld daintily trussed up, with its gizzard under its wing, and, peradventure, a necklace of savory sausages; and even bright chanticleer himself lay sprawling on his back, in a side dish, with uplifted claws, as if craving that quarter which his chivalrous spirit disdained to ask while living.
At a quarter past one the door opened, and the two gentlemen came out; they got into the cab without a word, and told Jerry where to drive, that was nearly two miles.
When he said "A dollar and a quarter," the woman laughed in his face.
There was (apparently) no real need for hurry, for the guide-book made the walking-distance from Wa"ggis to the summit only three hours and a quarter.