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1quarter/ˈkwoɚtɚ/noun
pluralquarters
1quarter
/ˈkwoɚtɚ/
noun
pluralquarters
Learner's definition of QUARTER  
[count]  : one of four equal parts of something
[count]  : a unit of something (such as weight or length) that equals one fourth of some larger unit
[count]  : one of four divisions of an hour : a period of 15 minutes
[count]  : one of four divisions of a year : a period of three months
[count]  : one of four divisions of a school term usually lasting about 12 weeks
— compare semester, term, trimester
[count]  : one of the four equal parts of the playing time of a game (such as basketball or American football)
[count]  : a coin of the United States and Canada that is worth 25 cents
also  : the sum of 25 cents
[count]  : a person or group of people or an area in which people live
[count]  : a part or area of a city
10  quarters [plural]  : the place where someone lives
11  [count]  : one of the two times during a month when a quarter of the moon's surface can be seen

at/in close quarters

: close together usually in a very small space

no quarter

literary
: no pity or mercy — used to say that an enemy, opponent, etc., is treated in a very harsh way
2quarter/ˈkwoɚtɚ/verb
quartersquarteredquartering
2quarter
/ˈkwoɚtɚ/
verb
quartersquarteredquartering
Learner's definition of QUARTER  
[+ object]
: to divide or separate (something) into four parts
: to provide (someone) with a place to stay for a usually short period of time : to provide living quarters for (someone)
3quarter/ˈkwoɚtɚ/adjective
3quarter
/ˈkwoɚtɚ/
adjective
Learner's definition of QUARTER  
always used before a noun
: equal or about nearly equal in size, value, amount, etc., to one fourth of something
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