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quarter
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 22
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 dollar, of a pound, of a yard, of an hour, etc.
2. The fourth of a hundred- weight, being 25 or 28 pounds, according as the hundredweight is reckoned at 100 or 112 pounds.
3. The fourth of a ton in weight, or eight bushels of grain; as, a quarter of wheat; also, the fourth part of a chaldron of coal.
8. A term of study in a seminary, college, etc, etc.; properly, a fourth part of the year, but often longer or shorter.
9. The encampment on one of the principal passages round a place besieged, to prevent relief and intercept convoys.
10. The after- part of a vessel's side, generally corresponding in extent with the quarter- deck; also, the part of the yardarm outside of the slings.
Part of Speech: verb
2. 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.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. A division of a town, city, or county; a particular district; a locality; as, the Latin quarter in Paris.
2. Proper station; specific place; assigned position; special location.
3. A station or encampment occupied by troops; a place of lodging for soldiers or officers; as, winter quarters.
4. Treatment shown by an enemy; mercy; especially, the act of sparing the life a conquered enemy; a refraining from pushing one's advantage to extremes.
5. Friendship; amity; concord.
6. A small upright timber post, used in partitions; - in the United States more commonly called stud.
7. The fourth part of the distance from one point of the compass to another, being the fourth part of 11¡ 15', that is, about 2¡ 49'; - called also quarter point.
8. A station at which officers and men are posted in battle; - usually in the plural.
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