Accurate and concise meaning of Quarter

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Quarter (n.) : One of four equal parts into which anything is divided, or is regarded as divided; a fourth part or portion; as, a quarter of a dollar, of a pound, of a yard, of an hour, etc.

Quarter (n.) : The fourth of a hundred-weight, being 25 or 28 pounds, according as the hundredweight is reckoned at 100 or 112 pounds.

Quarter (n.) : The fourth of a ton in weight, or eight bushels of grain; as, a quarter of wheat; also, the fourth part of a chaldron of coal.

Quarter (n.) : The fourth part of the moon's period, or monthly revolution; as, the first quarter after the change or full.

Quarter (n.) : One limb of a quadruped with the adjacent parts; one fourth part of the carcass of a slaughtered animal, including a leg; as, the fore quarters; the hind quarters.

Quarter (n.) : That part of a boot or shoe which forms the side, from the heel to the vamp.

Quarter (n.) : That part on either side of a horse's hoof between the toe and heel, being the side of the coffin.

Quarter (n.) : A term of study in a seminary, college, etc, etc.; properly, a fourth part of the year, but often longer or shorter.

Quarter (n.) : The encampment on one of the principal passages round a place besieged, to prevent relief and intercept convoys.

Quarter (n.) : The after-part of a vessel's side, generally corresponding in extent with the quarter-deck; also, the part of the yardarm outside of the slings.

Quarter (n.) : One of the divisions of an escutcheon when it is divided into four portions by a horizontal and a perpendicular line meeting in the fess point.

Quarter (v. t.) : A division of a town, city, or county; a particular district; a locality; as, the Latin quarter in Paris.

Quarter (v. t.) : A small upright timber post, used in partitions; -- in the United States more commonly called stud.

Quarter (v. t.) : The fourth part of the distance from one point of the compass to another, being the fourth part of 11¡ 15', that is, about 2¡ 49'; -- called also quarter point.

Quarter (v. t.) : Proper station; specific place; assigned position; special location.

Quarter (v. t.) : A station at which officers and men are posted in battle; -- usually in the plural.

Quarter (v. t.) : Place of lodging or temporary residence; shelter; entertainment; -- usually in the plural.

Quarter (v. t.) : A station or encampment occupied by troops; a place of lodging for soldiers or officers; as, winter quarters.

Quarter (v. t.) : Treatment shown by an enemy; mercy; especially, the act of sparing the life a conquered enemy; a refraining from pushing one's advantage to extremes.

Quarter (v. t.) : Friendship; amity; concord.

Quarter (v. i.) : To lodge; to have a temporary residence.

Quarter (v. i.) : To drive a carriage so as to prevent the wheels from going into the ruts, or so that a rut shall be between the wheels.


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