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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - one of four equal partsone-quarter - one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound"
common fraction, simple fraction - the quotient of two integers
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Both of Mars' moons are vastly nearer her than is our moon to Earth; the nearer moon being but about five thousand miles distant, while the further is but little more than fourteen thousand miles away, against the nearly one-quarter million miles which separate us from our moon.
London, with its six hundred and forty square miles of houses, has one-quarter of these, and is gaining at the rate of ten thousand a year.
It is as crooked as any brook, and only from one-quarter to two-thirds as wide as the Mississippi.