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1 quarter /ˈkwoɚtɚ/ noun
plural quarters
1 quarter
/ˈkwoɚtɚ/
noun
plural quarters
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
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quarters [plural] : the place where someone lives
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[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
2 quarter /ˈkwoɚtɚ/ verb
quarters; quartered; quartering
2 quarter
/ˈkwoɚtɚ/
verb
quarters; quartered; quartering
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)
3 quarter /ˈkwoɚtɚ/ adjective
3 quarter
/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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