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Definition 1: clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent - [noun denoting act]

Samples where quarter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he surrendered but asked for quarter

(quarter is a kind of ...) leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice

"he threw himself on the mercy of the court"

Definition 2: the rear part of a ship - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for quarter in the sense of this definition

(quarter is a kind of ...) the side that goes last or is not normally seen

"he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"

(quarter is a part of ...) (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed

(quarter is a part of ...) a brace that extends from the rear of the keel to support the rudderpost

(... is part of quarter) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 3: piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp - [noun denoting artifact]

(quarter is a kind of ...) a separate part consisting of leather

(... is part of quarter) piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot

"Uppers come in many styles"

Definition 4: a district of a city having some distinguishing character - [noun denoting location]

Samples where quarter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Latin Quarter

(quarter is a kind of ...) a district of a town or city

(... is a kind of quarter ) formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live

"the Warsaw ghetto"

(... is a kind of quarter ) an older or native quarter of many cities in northern Africa; the quarter in which the citadel is located

(... is a kind of quarter ) the ancient quarter of many cities in northern Africa

(... is a kind of quarter ) the district of a town frequented by loggers

(... is a kind of quarter ) a Spanish-speaking quarter in a town or city (especially in the United States)

Definition 5: an unspecified person - [noun denoting person]

Samples where quarter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he dropped a word in the right quarter

(quarter is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 6: a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where quarter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he fed four quarters into the slot machine

(quarter is a kind of ...) a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

Definition 7: one of four equal parts - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where quarter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a quarter of a pound

Synonyms for quarter in the sense of this definition

(quarter is a kind of ...) the quotient of two integers

Definition 8: a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds) - [noun denoting quantity]

(quarter is a kind of ...) any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights

(quarter is a part of ...) 16 ounces avoirdupois

"he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"

(quarter is a part of ...) an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds

"a heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone"

(... is part of quarter) a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds

Definition 9: a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds) - [noun denoting quantity]

(quarter is a kind of ...) a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet

(quarter is a part of ...) a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks

(... is part of quarter) a British unit of weight equivalent to 112 pounds

(quarter belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 10: one of the four major division of the compass - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where quarter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wind is coming from that quarter

(quarter is a kind of ...) position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions

Definition 11: one of four periods into which the school year is divided - [noun denoting time]

Samples where quarter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the fall quarter ends at Christmas

(quarter is a kind of ...) the time during which a school holds classes

"they had to shorten the school term"

(... is part of quarter) the period of time each year when the school is open and people are studying

Definition 12: (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided - [noun denoting time]

Samples where quarter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • both teams scored in the first quarter

(quarter is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is part of quarter) (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds

"rain stopped play in the 4th inning"

(quarter belongs to category ...) any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal

(quarter belongs to category ...) playing basketball for money

Definition 13: a fourth part of a year; three months - [noun denoting time]

Samples where quarter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unemployment fell during the last quarter

(quarter is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

Definition 14: a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour - [noun denoting time]

Samples where quarter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it's a quarter til 4
  • a quarter after 4 o'clock

(quarter is a kind of ...) a unit for measuring time periods

(... is part of quarter) a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day

"the job will take more than an hour"

Definition 15: divide by four; divide into quarters - [verb of cognition]

(quarter is a kind of ...) perform a division

"Can you divide 49 by seven?"

(quarter belongs to category ...) the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations

Definition 16: divide into quarters - [verb of contact]

Samples where quarter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • quarter an apple

(quarter is a kind of ...) divide into segments

"segment an orange" "segment a compound word"

Samples where quarter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes

Synonyms for quarter in the sense of this definition

(quarter is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 18: provide housing for (military personnel) - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for quarter in the sense of this definition

(quarter is a kind of ...) provide housing for

"We are lodging three foreign students this semester"

(quarter belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

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