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quarter

quar·ter

quarter

pronunciation:
kwawr tr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fraction equal to one fourth of a whole.
synonyms:
fourth
definition 2: a coin of the United States and Canada worth twenty-five cents.
 
definition 3: one fourth of an hour.
synonyms:
quarter-hour
definition 4: a school term of about three months.
synonyms:
trimester
definition 5: one fourth of the moon's revolution around the earth.
definition 6: a section of a town where a particular group of people live.
the Latin quarter
synonyms:
zone
similar words:
district, neighborhood
definition 7: (pl.) a place of lodging, esp. temporary.
synonyms:
housing, lodging
definition 8: compassion or mercy, esp. that of a conqueror.
He gave no quarter during the attack.
synonyms:
clemency, compassion, mercy
definition 9: one of four segments of a sports contest.
definition 10: in the UK, a unit of capacity of dry measure equal to eight bushels, 290.95 liters, or 17,754.85 cu. in.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: quartered, quartering, quarters
definition 1: to divide into four equal parts.
similar words:
divide, section
definition 2: to cut (the human body) into parts, esp. as punishment in earlier times.
similar words:
dismember, dissect
definition 3: to place or keep in lodgings.
synonyms:
house, lodge
similar words:
accommodate, bed, billet, board, domicile, home
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to lodge or reside in quarters.
synonyms:
lodge, reside, stay
similar words:
billet, dwell, live, room
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: being one fourth of something.
a quarter hour
Word Builder: quarter +
  • quarterly:
    happening once every three months, or once during every quarter of a year.
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The word quarter contains the following part:
quadr, quart Latin root that means four, fourth