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quarter

quar·ter

quarter

 
pronunciation:
kwawr tr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an amount equal to one fourth of a whole.
I was so hungry that I ate a quarter of the pizza in ten minutes.
synonyms:
fourth
definition 2: a coin of the United States and Canada equal to twenty-five cents.
 
definition 3: one fourth of an hour.
She leaves for work every morning at quarter past seven.
definition 4: one fourth of the time, or the seven days, that it takes the moon to revolve around the earth.
The moon is in its first quarter.
definition 5: an section of a town or city; neighborhood.
We admired the historic buildings in the French quarter of New Orleans.
synonyms:
zone
similar words:
district, neighborhood
definition 6: (plural) a place to stay for a limited time.
The maids had separate quarters from the main house.
synonyms:
housing, lodging
definition 7: one of four parts of a sports contest.
Our football team scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: quartered, quartering, quarters
definition 1: to divide into four equal parts.
We quartered the apple so each of us had a piece.
similar words:
divide, section
definition 2: to give a place to stay.
They quartered the soldiers in tents.
synonyms:
house, lodge
similar words:
accommodate, bed, board
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