Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun quarter

14 senses of quarter

Sense 1
one-fourth, fourth, one-quarter, quarter, fourth part, twenty-five percent, quartern -- (one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound")
       => common fraction, simple fraction -- (the quotient of two integers)

Sense 2
quarter -- (a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter")
       => city district -- (a district of a town or city)

Sense 3
quarter -- ((football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided; "both teams scored in the first quarter")
       => part, section, division -- (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")

Sense 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)

Sense 5
quarter -- (one of four periods into which the school year is divided; "the fall quarter ends at Christmas")
       => school term, academic term, academic session, session -- (the time during which a school holds classes; "they had to shorten the school term")

Sense 6
quarter -- (a fourth part of a year; three months; "unemployment fell during the last quarter")
       => time period, period of time, period -- (an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period")

Sense 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)

Sense 8
quarter -- (a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds))
       => avoirdupois unit -- (any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights)

Sense 9
quarter -- (a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds))
       => 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)

Sense 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)

Sense 11
quarter -- (an unspecified person; "he dropped a word in the right quarter")
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 12
stern, after part, quarter, poop, tail -- (the rear part of a ship)
       => rear, back -- (the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph")

Sense 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)

Sense 14
quarter -- (clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent; "he surrendered but asked for quarter")
       => clemency, mercifulness, mercy -- (leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb quarter

4 senses of quarter

Sense 1
quarter, billet, canton -- (provide housing for (military personnel))
       => lodge, accommodate -- (provide housing for; "We are lodging three foreign students this semester")

Sense 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")
       => 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")

Sense 3
quarter -- (divide into quarters; "quarter an apple")
       => segment, section -- (divide into segments; "segment an orange"; "segment a compound word")

Sense 4
quarter -- (divide by four; divide into quarters)
       => divide, fraction -- (perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?")

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