quarter

  • 1 Quarter — Quar ter (kw[aum]r t[ e]r), n. [F. quartier, L. quartarius a fourth part, fr. quartus the fourth. See {Quart}.] 1. 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Quarter — is one fourth, ¼, or 25%, and may refer to: Quarter (country subdivision), a section or area, usually of a town Quarter (United States coin), valued at one fourth of a U.S. dollar Quarter (Canadian coin), valued at one fourth of a Canadian dollar …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 quarter — 1. Practice varies in the hyphenation of quarter in compounds, and the following forms are recommended: quarter day, quarterdeck, quarter final, quarter hour (but a quarter of an hour), quarter light, quartermaster, quarter sessions. 2. The BrE… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 quarter — ● quarter verbe transitif Faire subir à un échantillon de minerai une réduction de volume par quartage. ● quarter (homonymes) verbe transitif carter verbe quarté nom masculin I. ⇒QUARTER1, verbe intrans. ESCR. Se mettre en quarte. Je quarte du… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 5 quarter — [kwôrt′ər] n. [ME quartre < OFr quartier < L quartarius, fourth part < quartus, fourth: see QUART1] 1. any of the four equal parts of something; fourth 2. one fourth of a hundredweight: 25 pounds in the U.S., 28 pounds in Great Britain 3 …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Quarter — (en. quarter „Viertel“, von lat. quartus „der vierte“) steht für: Vierteldollar (Vereinigte Staaten), die amerikanische Vierteldollarmünze Vierteldollar (Kanada), die kanadische Vierteldollarmünze Quarter (Maßeinheit), verschiedene Massen und… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 7 quarter — [n1] one of four equal parts division, farthing, fourth, one fourth, part, portion, quad, quadrant, quartern, section, semester, span, term, two bits*; concept 835 quarter [n2] area, neighborhood barrio, bearing, direction, district, division,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 quarter — ► NOUN 1) each of four equal or corresponding parts into which something is or can be divided. 2) a period of three months, used especially in reference to financial transactions. 3) a quarter hour. 4) a US or Canadian coin worth 25 cents. 5) one …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Quarter — Quar ter (kw[aum]r t[ e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quartered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quartering}.] 1. To divide into four equal parts. [1913 Webster] 2. To divide; to separate into parts or regions. [1913 Webster] Then sailors quartered heaven. Dryden.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Quarter — Quarter, englisches Getreidemaß (Imperial Quarter) zu 8 Bushels = 290,78 l; an der Londoner Börse ein Gewicht für Weizen = 480–504 englische Pfund. Der alte Winchester Quarter der Vereinigten Staaten = 281,904 l. Ferner ein Gewicht in… …

    Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • 11 Quarter — Quārter, engl. Getreidemaß (Imperial quarter) zu 64 Gallons = 290,79 l; Gewicht zu 28 engl. Handelspfund = 12,70 kg; Tuchmachermaß = 1/4 Yard = 0,2386 m; Münze in Nordamerika = 1/4 Dollar …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12 Quarter — Means nine inches, used to indicate the widths of carpets, quilts, etc., e.g., an eight quarter carpet is 72 in. wide …

    Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 13 Quarter — Quar ter (kw[aum]r t[ e]r), v. i. To lodge; to have a temporary residence. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 Quarter — Quar ter, v. i. [F. cartayer.] 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. [1913 Webster] Every creature that met us would rely on us for quartering. De Quincey. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 Quarter — Quarter, 1) englisches Getreidemaß = 64 Gallons = 5,29 preußische Scheffel; 2) englisches Gewicht = 28 englische Pfund = 25,40 deutsche Zollpfund; 3) Perlengewicht in Bombai …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 16 Quarter — Quarter, engl. Maß: bei Geweben 1/4 Yard = 4 Nails oder 22,86 cm; für Trockenwaren zu 8 Bushels = 290,781 Lit. (Imperial Q.), in britischen Kolonien und den Vereinigten Staaten (altes Winchester Q.) = 281,905 L., für Weizen 217,724 kg gerechnet;… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 17 Quarter — Quarter, engl. Getreidemaß = 8 Bushels, s. Bushel; als engl. Gewicht = 1/4 Hundredweight (s. d.) …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 18 quarter — index circuit, deposit (place), disjoint, district, dwell (reside), harbor, indulgence …

    Law dictionary

  • 19 quarter — quar|ter1 W2S1 [ˈkwo:tə US ˈkwo:rtər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(amount)¦ 2¦(part of an hour)¦ 3¦(money)¦ 4¦(three months)¦ 5¦(sport)¦ 6¦(part of a city)¦ 7¦(home)¦ 8¦(college)¦ 9¦(moon)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 quarter — [[t]kwɔ͟ː(r)tə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ quarters, quartering, quartered 1) FRACTION A quarter is one of four equal parts of something. A quarter of the residents are over 55 years old... I ve got to go and collect my son in about a quarter of an hour... Prices …

    English dictionary


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